So today was our last day at Universal and the plan was very specific. We would get to the park before it opened and as soon as we got in we would head directly for Ollivander’s Wand Shop to see the show there where a wand chooses one lucky person. I was really hoping that Ollivander would choose Alex or Ryan to be the lucky kid but sadly that wasn’t the case. It was still an interesting show however. After the show you exit into the shopping area where you can buy your own wands. Alex quickly chose a duplicate of Hermione’s wand. Ryan took a bit longer before settling on Victor Krum’s wand. Nikki was wanting Hermione’s wand as well so she wasn’t going to buy one. I convinced her to look through the non-name wands and see if there was one there otherwise she would regret not picking one out. She ended up with an 8″ wand made out of Holly. I chose Dumbledore’s Wand, the Elder Wand. The two staff members in that shop were amazing and the one was a true Potter fan as we had a discussion about Sorcerer’s Stone vs. Philosopher’s Stone. We spent more time in Hogsmeade today looking at everything and going on the Flight of the Hippogryph coaster. Alex and Nikki also went on the Forbidden Journey ride through Hogwarts. Alex and I did a couple runs down Rip Saw Falls before heading over to Universal Studios where the plan was to hit up M.I.B. for Alex and Woody Woodpecker’s coaster for Ryan. Did all that, had some food and called it a day. If J.K. Rowling gets a percentage of merchandise sales from these parks then we just helped her towards her next Bentley.
Came back to the villa and the kids and Nikki headed over to the pool while I chilled for a bit.