Don’t Let The Muggles Get You Down It was now time for us to begin the Harry Potter segment of our trip. My husband had never been to the Universal Orlando portions so he was very excited and this is why he wanted to go to Universal so badly this trip. Privet Drive Before entering Diagon Alley First thing we did was enter than bank so we could get some money from Gringotts! You could spend the money around the Harry Potter areas but I found it to be a nice souvenir that wasn’t too overpriced ($10) It will eventually go on our scrapbook when I make it for the year. Tellar 10 Dollars! It was then over to Escape from Gringotts. This ride is a lot of fun and I love how well themed the queue is. It really makes you feel like you are going deep into the Earth as you reach the vaults. We then headed into Knockturn Alley where I was planning on buying some stuff from the store back there but I decided to be cheap and not buy anything. The area was super crowded so we headed out of there and my husband wasn’t feeling the crowds so we figured it was time to switch over to Islands of Adventure for the day. I love the Hogwarts Express as it was a pleasant ride over to the other park. This was probably our worst wait of the day as there is only one train that travels back and forth. The express pass didn’t really help here either as the wait was past the merge point. Hogsmeade was all ready for the snow of the season but we declined on doing any rides as we knew the main ride here would be too much for us with the 3D immersive nature. (We had done it in 2017 at Universal Hollywood and that was enough for a lifetime) The dragon ride is also no longer in operation and we didn’t want to do a kiddie coaster. My husband wanted out of the area because of the crowds so I didn’t get to get any butterbeer either.