harry potter

This young Gryffindor is Luis Vielma.

He was an avid Potter fan, and expressed his passion partly by working at Universal Orlando Resort in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade as a ride attendant on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

He lost his life today due to the tragic events which took place in Orlando last night.

Events like this, and people like Luis, remind us that it is more important than ever to practice love, bravery, and friendship every single day.


RIP, Luis. ⚡️

“Universal team members and friends raise wands in memory of team members Luis Vielma and Xavier Serrano, who were killed in the Orlando nightclub attacks. #orlandounited #oneorlando”

Wands up /*


Wizarding World of Harry Potter Park announced to open April 7th, 2016 (x)

“Along with its own Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade village, the west coast location will feature Universal’s first outdoor rollercoaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff,” and a “hyper-realistic 3D-HD” ride called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” on which passengers will wear Quidditch-inspired goggles.”


9am Thanksgiving morning as soon as the park gates opened Lacey and I along with her brother and sister ran to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

We immediately got in line for the one ride our express pass didn’t cover and the one I was most excited about - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

We only waited around 20 minutes (it’s been known to be up to 2hrs) and the ride was completely worth the early wake up call. Just walking through the castle was worth it.

The castle was dark and there was so much I wish I could have photographed but here are a few things that did show up.

Universal Orlando closed Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey today in honor of  Luis Vielma who sadly died in the shootings at pulse. He was a team member and worked attractions in that ride. I can’t even begin to speak on how powerful it is and how much they respect their workers that they would do that. I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

The Signs at Harry Potter World

Aries: Screaming at the 3d spiders on the “Forbidden Journey” ride inside the castle

Taurus: Drinks too much of the butterbeer and throws up in the bathroom

Gemini: Pausing every 5 seconds to marvel at all the details inside the castle

Cancer: Spending all their money on souvenirs… For their friends

Leo: Buys the $110 robe though they won’t ever wear it

Virgo: Testing all the wands in the wand shop

Libra: Dancing in the alley to the Harry Potter music playing

Scorpio: Screaming, “DrACO MALfoy Is MY LiFE!!!” the entire time

Sagittarius: Screaming at the sorting hat because they got ravenclaw instead of slytherin

Capricorn: Taking a million pictures of the castle while crying at its beauty

Aquarius: Stands thirty minutes in line to ride the thirty second roller coaster… “It was worth though”

Pisces: Walks in and collapses to the ground because their heart can’t handle the amount of love they have for Harry Potter