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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Here is yet another wonder of the Wizarding World...Pumpkin Juice. I absolutely love the stuff...
    so much so that 18 empty bottles are on display here in my den...along with another six or eight full ones in the refrigerator! And, that is not counting all those I've given to nieces and nephews and friends who haven't yet had the chance to visit Hogsmeade. It tastes a little like Thanksgiving and Christmas in a bottle...mmm mmm good!

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Ah yes, here two unknown tourists enjoy a sip of butterbeer in the Hogshead Pub in beautiful downtown Hogsmeade.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Hogsmeade

    Howdy Pards,



    One of the most delightful places to visit in Hogsmeade of course is Ollivanders Wand Shop. Now they've been, "makers of fine wands since 382 BC", ya know? And judgin' by the number of folks walkin' around Hogsmeade with wand boxes I'd say their business has sure been boomin' lately.

    Here you can find famous character wands or a special wand all your own...a wand that chooses you you might say.



    This unknown tourist seems to have had a wand choose her...a wand that looks suspiciously like Hermione Granger's wand for some reason or other...

    Ahhh...yes...you can find real magic in Hogsmeade...

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 05-16-2012 at 01:16 PM.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Zonkos joke shop is a mighty popular stop in Hogsmeade. These two tourists seem to have made rather large purchases including extendible ears and, yes, I believe that's a rubber chicken.



    Two unidentified tourists visit Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade. Those are SPECTRESPECS as any regular reader of the Quibbler would know...



    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 05-12-2012 at 06:08 PM.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Tourists like this one can get their pictures took with those lovely ladies from the Beauxbaton Academy of Magic...who are in town for the Triwizard Tournament, of course. That's Hogwarts Castle in the background by the way...

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    The Hogsmeade Snowman, no doubt under an enchantment spell, stands guard
    in the area between Hogsmeade and the School. I am not exactly sure but there is
    a rumor that Professor McGonagall enchanted this particular snowman after the
    Weasley Twins were spotted in Hogsmeade without permission slips...on more than
    one occasion.

    Now...having spotted them in Hogsmeade myself on more than one
    occasion, I can understand Professor McGonagall's concerns. The shop keepers of
    Hogsmeade however do not seem to mind the Weasley Twins showing up...cause they
    are always bringing plenty of galleons, sickles, and knuts with them...

    One of the enchantments Professor McGonagall put on this particular snowman is a non-
    melting charm...the Florida sunshine doesn't appear to have any impact on it whatsoever.
    The same cannot be said for visiting muggles however...

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Welcome to the Three Broomsticks. Inside you'll find Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie, Chicken and Ribs,
    Cornish Pasties, and more...including Harry's favorite Strawberry-Peanut Butter Ice Cream. And, of course, plenty of Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice.

    While the wonderful music from the Harry Potter films plays in the background you look up and suddenly there's a shadow of a house elf cleaning upstairs, or the shadow of an Owl delivering a letter...

    Once again, the imagination of J.K. Rowling completely surrounds you...and, my gosh, it feels wonderful...comfortable...delightful...magical... enchanting!

    This place, along with the wonderful food you can enjoy here, makes the experience of visiting Harry Potter's Wizarding World real... The attention to detail is amazing...



    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    The Monster Book of Monsters is kept in a secure cage in Dervish and Banges. It is surprizing how many fingers are put up to the cage and pulled back quickly when the book wakes up.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    One of the things you just might find as you wind your way through the hallways of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is this...The Mirror of Erised.

    Now, for muggles who may not know the meaning of the words across the top of the mirror...well...it's easy to figure out. It's written in a mirror image...that is...backward.

    And the spaces are off a little to throw ya off but here's what it reads:

    I SHOW NOT YOUR FACE BUT YOUR HEART'S DESIRE.

    Be careful not to spend too much time in front of this...remember Professor Dumbledore's conversation with Harry about that...

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
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    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Argus Filch, is, of course, the Caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and deep down in the dungeons of the castle you will find Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods. Many mysterious and wonderful things can be found here. For instance, I visited the shop one day and a student asked me if he could help me as I was looking around.

    I said, "Well...what I would really like to find is the Sword of Gryffindor."

    To my surprise the student replied, "We have it. It's in the back. Would you like to see it?"

    "Uh...yes." I replied kinda wide-eyed and curious.

    Long story short, it is now, proudly, displayed on the wall in my den...as is the Marauder's Map...and a few other mysterious Wizarding items found on the dark shelves of Filch's Emporium.

    Who knows what you might find in this particular corner of the castle dungeons?

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 05-24-2012 at 09:53 AM.
    "I can see the cattle grazin' o'er the hills at early morn…
    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Well, any Harry Potter fan worth his or her salt will recall that the Editor of The Quibbler,
    and father of Luna, Xenophilius Lovegood, wore a strange necklace around his neck. The
    necklace was the symbol of the Deathly Hallows...the triangle representing the cloak of invisibility, the circle representing the resurrection stone, and the straight line down the center representing the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand in all the world.

    Would you like to wear one of these rather unique necklaces?

    Well, you'll find it waiting for you on a shelf in Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade.



    The other two items pictured above are the Horcrux Ring complete with the Resurrection Stone...and, of course, a Time Turner.



    Yes...you'll find many mysterious things in the shops of Hogsmeade...

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
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    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Although, to the best of my knowledge, she has not yet been spotted by Muggles, many Muggles have reported hearing her in both the boys and the girls restrooms in downtown Hogsmeade.

    I've heard her myself... When you visit Hogsmeade go in and wash your hands or somethin' and see if you hear her too. Now, as I recall, she is supposed to stay in that girls restroom inside Hogwarts...but, then again, Moaning Mrytle has always been a bit of an adventurous spirit you might say...taint no wonder she visits Hogsmeade every now and then...

    It's kinda funny...some muggles who visit just can't figure where that voice is comin' from...I wonder what they'd do if they knew it was a ghost?

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
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    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Ahhh...tis true...you should be watchin' where you're settin' in the Owlery in downtown Hogsmeade...



    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 05-27-2012 at 02:06 PM.
    "I can see the cattle grazin' o'er the hills at early morn…
    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade



    Howdy Pards,

    Out front of the Owl Post in beautiful downtown Hogsmeade you'll find a beautiful sign that looks like this here key chain. Inside you can find one of these key chains...and a whole bunch of other wonderful wizarding stuff.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 05-28-2012 at 01:00 PM.
    "I can see the cattle grazin' o'er the hills at early morn…
    I can see the campfires smokin’ at the breaking of the dawn,
    I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Hogsmeade

    It's one of the most immersive attractions I have been to. I am hoping Carsland offers this type of thing in DCA. I took many pictures of WWoHP but here are some of my favorites.









    If you want to see all the pictures they are posted in my TR from last year here.

    WDW trip report Harry potter & Kennedy Space center

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