Do you know that an entire generation grows up with world famous wizard, Harry Potter? You would have understood the statement that the impact brought by the Harry Potter series is so huge. Just look at the movies and even vast side stories created to satisfy all the Muggles’ thirst for more adventures of the young wizard.
Now, if you’re also one of the huge fans of Harry Potter ever since he is born, check out this list on how to immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter. But no, you don’t get to do the real magic as obviously, Muggles can’t do magic. Still, don’t be disappointed and try these out to fill up that emptiness within you every time you’re reminded of your memories waiting for the next book or movie.
1. Go To Every Harry Potter Theme Park Around The World
First on the list is definitely this. You can experience for yourself the lovely chaos of the Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade in the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. While you’re there, drop by the Leaky Cauldron pub, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop, the dangerous Knockturn Alley, and Ollivanders wand shop.
The great experience is also available at the Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studio Hollywood too.
2. Visit Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Crossing
Secondly, never ever forget to go to the Kings Crossing for a picture of you crashing into that wall between Platform 9 and Platform 10.
Platform 9 3/4 at London has always been the top destination for many Muggles seeking to sneak into the magical world.
3. Take A Trip To Edinburgh
The third place to head to is the birthplace of Harry Potter. Do visit the iconic Elephant House cafe where JK Rowling wrote some of the books.
Don’t forget to wander around the quaint little town which makes you feel as if you’re in Hogsmeade.
4. Drink Butterbeer
Now, you must get a taste of the most notable drink from the wizarding world. Buy yourself one at the Three Broomsticks in Universal Studios.
Or else, try making it at home using this recipe.
4. Try ‘Every Flavor’ Jelly Beans
After that great taste of butterbeer, make sure you’d also taste the diverse flavours of ‘Every Flavour’ jelly beans. The taste ranges from cherry to rotten egg.
The boxes can be found in stores, but you can also order them online.
5. Get Your Hogwart’s Acceptance Letter
Meanwhile, what’s the point of trying to live the life of a wizard or witch if you don’t have a Hogwarts acceptance letter?
You can just order one from Etsy.
6. Get Sorted Into A Hogwarts House On Pottermore
On the other hand, if you’re a Harry Potter fan, make sure you have been sorted by the Pottermore!
7. Get A Wand From Garrick Ollivander
For your information, though I doubt any Harry Potter fan would be ignorant of this, Ollivanders is where Harry Potter and many other wizards found their wands.
Of course, you can easily buy one at Universal Studios at Ollivanders or online on Etsy.
8. Learn Your Signature Spell
Once you have obtained your wand, remember to learn and practise your spell. Be sure to explore and figure out your signature spell too!
9. Find Our What Your Patronus Is
Furthermore, at Pottermore, you can even find out how does your Patronus look like, just wow!
10. Write With A Quill
On another note, experience for yourself how to write using quill as all wizards and witches do in the world of Harry Potter.
11. Ride A Steam Train
Moreover, you can book yourself a steam train ticket with a view and enjoy a ride akin to the Hogwarts Express.
12. Join LARP
In Czocha, Poland, a real castle beckons all Harry Potter fans for a terrific experience live-action role-playing at the College of Wizardry.
Best remember to register early though!
13. Go to the Quidditch World Cup
80 teams in the league compete to be the world champions of Quidditch. Did you know that Malaysian team actually just debuted at 18th place in the recent Quidditch World Cup?
14. Have A Marathon With The Movies & Books
Sometimes, your heart aches for what could have been if the world which Harry Potter lives in is real and you just may be one of the wizards and witches living a different life from the common Muggles.
Hence, this marathon comes in handy as it lets you relive all those past memories again.
15. Immerse Yourself In The Related Plots
Books and movies are just not enough for you? Play the games of Harry Potter: Mystery of Hogwarts and Fantastic Beasts: Cases to explore more of the wizarding world!
Catch the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play and watch Fantastic Beasts movie to satisfy that need of learning new things of being a wizard or witch!
16. Gift Harry Potter To Someone Who Has Never Read Or Seen The Series
Finally, introduce someone who has never read or seen the Harry Potter series! It’s definitely the best gift ever, or rather the greatest key to the most amazing wizarding world.
Lastly, once you’ve ticked off all these from your to-do list, you can finally claim to have (almost!) live in the world of Harry Potter! If you haven’t yet started out, save your money to do so. You can find out how to do so here. Even if you have, you can repeat them again. After all, no matter how long time has passed, you know you’ll remember Harry Potter.
“After all this time?”