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11/11/2013 at 14:27
Was thinking of buying tickets for C's Birthday, next year. It'll only cost around £83, I thought it'd be loads more TBH. I'm guessing the gift shop, and refreshments is where the cost will be.
11/11/2013 at 14:48
I've been and absolutely loved it! The gift shop prices are a bit extortionate, but I suppose people will pay them. The tour itself though is worth every penny IMO. But then I'm a total Potter geek!
11/11/2013 at 15:18
I've been, we went in the summer for my 30th. I loved it, H enjoyed it and he isn't into potter. Although I have to disagree with Sparkly tyke, I didn't think it was worth the amount you pay to get in. I thought £15-£20 would have been better. We did have two toddlers with us, so perhaps didn't make the most of being there as much as I would have done without them. We were done in about 2.5hours. The prices of food/drink etc were stupid, and the choice was terrible. I don't think that there was any restrictions on food, so perhaps either take something with you or eat before/after.
11/11/2013 at 15:19
Will make sure I (by "I", I mean C's Dad) take plenty of money then.
I'm not a HP fan, but as long as C likes it...
11/11/2013 at 15:23
Yes, definitely take plenty of money if they want souvenirs.
11/11/2013 at 15:24
Ah, cross posted chids.
Will take food with us, for sure. C is a fussy eater.
11/11/2013 at 15:26
As there was just me and H, we spent over 4 hours there because we didn't have any LOs who weren't that interested in looking at the finer details and all that. I'm sure taking children is a totally different experience.
11/11/2013 at 15:28
it certainly is ST, I could have stayed another couple of hours for sure if I didn't have the kids with us.
11/11/2013 at 15:30
C will be 11, and J will be 3.5, so I am hoping they'll both make the most of it. Might even leave J with my H, so C can really take his time.
He mentioned butter beer(?) is this a real thing? I have never read/watched HP. Someone at school told him about it when he went on the tour, but you know what kids are like...
11/11/2013 at 15:45
Yes butterbeer is a real thing, and is quite pricey so it was the only thing we bought there. Its kind of a fizzy drink with creamy stuff on top. A lot of people don't seem that keen on it so recommend getting one to share, but we both liked it - good job as my H ignored my suggestion of sharing and got one each!
12/11/2013 at 08:32
That sounds disgusting... I have zero interest in it, so will just buy C one if he wants one (if, IF, of course he'll want one).
He'll be pleased to know he can have some, thanks ladies.
12/11/2013 at 08:41
Butter beer is foul. We tried it when we went to HP world in Orlando. We only bought it for the souvenir butter beer mug, in fact I think we ended up pouring it away.
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