On the Hogwarts Express
Alahomora! With a flick and twist of the wrist, the magic doors to Hogwarts opened to reveal the great hall.
Along we walked the floor up to the teacher’s table, clutching our passports tightly. We were so excited, stunned at every single object in the room, made with so much effort. Sadly, there was no enchanted ceiling.
I was looking at the things on my left side but then my gaze moved to the massive ice castle used in the third Harry Potter Film.
So far I have just told you about the first 25 minutes of our journey through the studio. As we walked on – by the way we did a lot of walking- we went past the Gryffindor common room and the Gryffindor Boy’s Dormitory. I wonder how they make it look so big in the movie; it’s not that big in real life.
Along we moved, collecting our stamps, riding broomsticks, using wands to iron clothes and cut vegetables and looking for golden snitches, ending our first half of the tour with a picture in front of the ministry and a nice drink of Butterbeer- which only is available in two places in the world, this being one. It tasted like heaven.
We entered the second part of the tour and walked along Diagon Alley. How amazingly wonderful would life be if it was all real .Luckily Gringotts didn’t collapse. What came afterwards left us speechless. It was a model of Hogwarts and every little detail was visible. It was truly beautiful. The magical journey ended by walking through Ollivanders’ shop leading us to Honeydukes. Yes, that Honeydukes.
I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Miss Legg for organising this trip. It was an amazing experience and I’m highly unlikely to forget it any time soon. Thank you for the great opportunity.
- Akshatha Bhaskaran 8Sheridan