Family Mission Statement – Part 5: Freely
In 2010, Joelle and I had the chance to spend a summer in Orlando, Florida. We couldn’t have timed it better! Just a few weeks prior, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter had opened at Universal Studios. How could we resist the opportunity to channel our inner Dumbledore and Hermione! We went and it was packed – in fact we waited near an hour just to get into that portion of the park. Besides the simulated ride through Hogwarts and drinking my first butterbeer, our other fondest memory was our mystery line. With the masses of people in the park, lines were everywhere. At one point we jumped in a line thinking we knew where it led. We asked the people around us in line and no one could give us a definite answer. In all, we waited in this line for over an hour, it only moved a few feet, and still to this day we have no idea what the line was for. Somebody pass me another butterbeer, please!
We eventually got out of our not so magical mystery line. One thing I couldn’t help but notice was how many remained in the line. How long, I wondered, would they continue to stand there with no clear direction and such little forward progress? Either way, walking away gave us a new sense of freedom to explore! I think we left Wizard World and enjoyed the rest of the park where there were no lines at all 🙂