Day 26: Waking The Dragon / WDW-40, 2016

Day 26 of WDW-40, the latest of my Disney Trip Reports, is here! Today we went to Islands of Adventure specifically so we could ride the Hogwarts Express between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley! We also had a huge milkshake from Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, saw the Tree of Life Nighttime Awakenings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and finished the day with take-out from Bahama Breeze.

If you haven’t read my pre-trip planning report yet, why not have a quick read now to bring you up to speed about who we are, and why this trip report is called WDW-40! You might also want to start reading from the beginning of the report!

A day at Islands of Adventure, including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and the Hogwarts Express. Plus the Tree of Life Nighttime Awakenings at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Day 26: Waking The Dragon - WDW-40, 2016 Trip Report

Day 26: Islands of Adventure

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium / Dinner (Take-Out) from Bahama Breeze / Animal Kingdom / Tree of Life Nighttime Awakenings
September 29th, 2016
My trip reports are generally photo heavy, images in tiled galleries can be clicked on to enlarge. All the photos from this day can be found here | Florida 2016 photo collection on Flickr here.

WDW-40, 2016: Trip Report Index | Pre-Trip Planning Report


Today was a busy one! We drove over to Universal Orlando Resort, passing the under construction [but now built] volcano of Universal’s Volcano Bay. The photo below is actually on the drive back but it’s a better view from this side! Hopefully will get a chance to go this new waterpark in the future – I have heard it is awesome!

Once parked up and through security we hit CityWalk and bared left to go into Islands of Adventure…

Our main aim today was to head over to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and catch the Hogwarts Express over to Diagon Alley. The fact that they’ve combined the two theme parks in this way is very clever! If you are a Harry Potter fan you can not miss these areas of the parks!

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Day 27: Heroes & Villains
Epcot / Hollywood Studios / Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular / Club Villain

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Day 25: Spectacular, Spectacular!
La Nouba Cirque du Soleil / Dinner (Take-Out) from Bahama Breeze

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