Before we could enter Diagon Alley, we had to take Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade to King’s Cross. I could see the train approaching the station by the steam coming from the engine. It slowly approached and then we were able to board.
We entered our cabin car, along with some other muggles, and made our journey towards London. I grabbed a seat closer to the window so I could view the London countryside, while outside our cabin door I could hear some familiar wizard voices.
We exited the train once we arrived at King’s Cross. I recently visited London, and consider myself a bit of a tube expert, so I was truly amazed by how much the station felt like the real thing.
We made it out to the street. Once again, the attention to detail was incredible.
After a few brief words from some of the film actors, it was time to head inside and explore Diagon Alley. The first thing you see when you enter is the an enormous fire-breathing dragon atop Gringotts bank.
Before we jumped on the ride, we decided to explore Diagon Alley a little deeper.
No such luck. I guess my wizardy side just wasn’t strong enough that night.
To ease my pain, it was time for ice cream. Butterbeer ice cream, that is.
Following our sugar high, we were a bit out of it and ended up in the bad part of town. We took the wrong turn and ended up in Knockturn Alley. Wizards were all around, urging me to try their dark magics. It was a bit scary.
My night in Diagon Alley was a success. I cannot wait to go back!