What’s Up Down in the Valley
Who Loves Harry Potter? Our Private Tour Family Sure Does
They were here for the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. The day before their visit to the movie-based theme park they joined us for a wonderful private tour of Los Angeles. They saw a number of famous movie studios that do not have rides but do have a lot of history and are exciting to see and talk about. We explored throughout Hollywood and then ventured with the family into the hills of Beverly Hills and Bel Air and pointed out the homes of the celebrities they knew. The family learned much about the history of Hollywood and the movies as well as saw how contemporary stars landscape their mansions. The high point of their sightseeing adventure was driving high up along Mulholland Drive. From various scenic vista points we looked over Hollywood all the way to the ocean. From other stops we could enjoy the panorama of the San Fernando Valley. In this photograph for the family’s tour album you can see the Disney and Warner Bros. studios. Most important is seeing Universal Pictures and the Hogwarts Castle rising up in the background. We are certain the family loved the rides, the shops and the other Harry Potter inspired activities.