Harry Potter fanatics, such as myself, rejoiced at the initial announcement of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter being added to Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios, Orlando.
WE GET TO SEE THE CASTLE?! WE GET TO EXPLORE HOGSMEADE?!
And for those who have been, you know – it’s like walking onto the set, and everything is magical.
That being said, one of the things I was ridiculously excited for, was the opportunity to dine at the Three Broomsticks.
The Three Broomsticks restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is a quick service option for those of us that are go-go-go at the parks. They offer a handful of different options, including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Cornish pasty, turkey legs and fresh vegetables, plus items on the kid’s menu for picky little eaters.
What do I always get?
This huuuuuuge plate of deliciousness! Seriously, you get you money’s worth with this restaurant.
So is it worth a visit? Definitely, especially for fellow fans of the books and movies.
And you can’t forget the best part of the visit: BUTTERBEER!
It’s no secret – I love extreme makeup and wigs and dressing up and cosplay. It’s just something I’ve loved for a long time.
But I’m about to start my proper journey into the world of Cosplay.
What is cosplay?
I’ve wanted to go to England for what feels like forever now. In particular, I’ve had my little heart set on London, and all it’s wonder. There have been several times I’ve said “Okay, that’s it, I’m going next year” – and then I didn’t, for whatever reason.
But I’ve decided there will be no more of that. No more putting it off. I’m going to make serious plans now, even if I have to go alone.
You can read the original post on my more personal blog, Misadventures of a Misfit if you want. But this is going to be a bit of that with something else.
Remember how I was going to Wizard World Reno the weekend before Thanksgiving, and then, despite the fact I indeed went to Reno and did go to Wizard World, my posts lacked in any info of my fantastic adventures?
There was a reason.
You may or may not know this about me, but I actually started college as an Art Major. Yup. I had studio classes and left covered in a variety of random materials, took Art History classes that I devoured, took classes for Honors because spending countless hours on a project for class just wasn’t enough. So, you could say, I kinda dig art.
It makes me exceptionally happy that we have a wonderful art museum only an hour and a half(ish) from where I live. Good ol’ St Louis, having all the things and stuff. Well, a lot of things and stuff.
But ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved going. I’m grateful to my mother for starting my interest so young, so that I never once whined that it was “boring” – in fact, I whined to go to the Art Museum all the time!
Yesterday, we were given this teaser video:
Saturday was a pretty wonderful day, starting with a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum, and ending with the Shakespeare Festival St Louis presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – which is my favorite Shakespeare play. Since I have quite a bit to write about, I’ll start with the Shakespeare Festival St Louis.
I’ve never gotten to attend a Shakespeare in the park type event even though I’ve really wanted to, so this was my first exposure to this type of event. And I have to say – I cannot wait to go back!
You can pay for a reserved seat, bring a blanket, or go with our option and bring yourself a chair to sit in. We got there around 3 hours before the start of the main event – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – so we had a great chance to pick a shaded spot with a wonderful view.
This is probably the only one I had pegged for sure to be announced this year. I was even talking to my mom about it this morning. And BEHOLD – here it is! Officially announced. Now, I wasn’t that excited really, until I was reading the actual announcement…:
My family and I all have season passes to Six Flags St Louis this year, so we’re planning to take a few trips up over the next few months. Our first trip of the season was with my nieces on Monday (Memorial Day) and it was a blast. Obviously, though, one of the biggest things that draws me to Six Flags is the DC Comics themed rides and areas, including the heavy theme of Batman everywhere. And, of course, all the cool stuff I can add to my collection!
Have you never been to Six Flags? Well, here’s a treat for you all then! The Adventures of a Batman Fan in a day at Six Flags St Louis:
First up for me will probably always be the new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D ride. I love love love this ride. It’s something family friendly and still a ton of fun. I love the feeling of walking into the Hall of Justice. I love that the ride really reminds me of my beloved Universal Studios. And I obviously LOVE that Batman is in it (duh.)