Disclaimer: If you haven’t visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, are planning to and don’t want any spoilers… Please click away from this page. However, if you’re aching for a glimpse at the food and drinks at this theme park, read on! Lots of pictures in this one.
Okay, now that’s said and done – and you can’t blame me for ruining your Harry Potter experience…
Hogwarts Castle! Majestic, isn’t it?
Call me a nerd, but I almost teared up when we walked through Hogsmeade and came upon Hogswarts. This structure was home to one of the rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
But, enough about that. On to what I was really excited about seeing.
Let’s start off with Honeyduke’s Sweet Shop, the layout of the shop itself was just your typical candy-store-in-a-theme-park, but what made it really special were the signage on the outside of the shop, the window displays, the details painted on the walls inside the shop and of course, the candy.
The graphic/packaging designer in me just couldn’t resist snapping photo upon photo of the great packaging designs.
I was very happy to see Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, and adored the packaging. I skipped out on buying one of these and settled for photos of the packaging instead (at $11 per box, the price was a bit steep for my taste).
Peppermint toads. I was very impressed with how organized and well stocked the shelves were. The store employees were really on top of it!
We snagged some pumpkin juice from Honeydukes as well. The packaging of this drink was just calling out to me. Luckily, the drink was pretty tasty as well. It was sort of an apple cider with spices. Would probably feel more appropriate if it wasn’t a humid 95˚F outside.
The restaurant in the Harry Potter section of the park was the Three Broomsticks, which is an inn and pub in the all wizarding village of Hogsmeade in the Harry Potter books. The food that was served was traditional English fare, including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and rotisserie chicken.
We took this chance to get our first serving of Butterbeer, this time we choose the cold version.
The verdict: Tastes just like a butterscotch version of cream soda. Paul is a huge fan of cream soda, so he loved the Butterbeer. I have learned to like cream soda over the years, so I was pretty happy with the Butterbeer.
Paul enjoyed the Butterbeer so much, he went to a Butterbeer stand a few hour later for seconds. This time, he tried the frozen version, kind of like a butterscotch version of an Icee.
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