It's pretty amazing what lots and lots of money and a little imagination can do.
I can tell you a little about it here but I have to save the most of it for The Deseret News travel section story since the paper authorized the trip.
|This is the magical place|
There are basically four "rides" to be ridden: the ride inside the castle which is immense and richly detailed in Harry Potterism, the kiddie ride on the Hippogriff and the duelings dragons — a pair of intertwining roller coaster rides that take your breath and shoes away.
The whole world is located inside a realistic and unusual setting that includes screeching plants with baby faces and tall, stone buildings with crooked chimneys.
There are sweet shops and wand shops and the joke shop where you can get Extendable Ears and Frisbees with fangs.
There's Butter Beer abundantly available in souvenir cups ($10.50), frozen and with froth. Nearly everyone in the park is walking around with a froth mustache.
For the Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione fan, it's truly like stepping into their world. The music from the movies is playing overheard and the workers are all dressed like Gringott's goblins (poor kids in black in the Florida sunshine!)
There's plenty to take in and you feel like part of a friendly crowd since everywhere you look there's somebody dressed like Harry or Ron or Hermione.
|A wicked toss|
And take money, lots and lots of money and a little imagination.