A Muggle in Hogsmeade: CL intern Hannah Walk reviews The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

It would be a cliché to say that stepping into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is a magical experience, but in many ways it was. Visiting this recreation of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts is like walking through the movie screen into the world of the Harry Potter movies. It's no wonder: Universal purposefully constructed the $265 million addition to Islands of Adventure to look like the movie sets.

Having finally resigned myself to accepting that I might be a muggle, I jumped at the chance to tag along on my Weasley cousins’ trip to Hogsmeade, including a tour of the famous Hogwarts Castle.

Having stayed at a Universal hotel the night before, we were able to enter the park an hour before regular guests, thus saving my cousins and me from the inordinately long line for entry into the Wizarding World area of the park.

So let’s talk about what’s really important at WWoHP.

Butterbeer.