Monthly Archives: July 2012

Guest Reviewer! Matthew, age 7, Talks About His Trip to Whimsic Alley

We have a special surprise, a guest reviewer!  Matthew (a friend of Mason and Camille’s) has visited Whimisic Alley in Los Angeles, as mentioned in Mason’s Harry Potter review, and was nice enough to write a description of the place.  If you are interested in visiting Whimsic Alley, check out the website HERE.  Enjoy the review!

Hi, my name is Matthew and I am going to tell you about Whimsic Alley. I got to go there as a reward because I finished all seven Harry Potter books. It was like Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

Whimsic Alley is a Harry Potter store. It is very cool! You can get a bunch of stuff there like wands, hats, scarves and other things. When you first walk in, you see a room on the right that has all the clothes from the different houses like Griffondor and Ravenclaw. On the left, there are a bunch of other things like a horcrux from book 7 and posters. If you go farther into the store, you’ll see the great hall with mirrors and these portraits of people that when you look at them from different directions they change and look scary, sort of like a hologram.

My favorite room was the wand room. All the wands from all the Harry Potter books are in there. I bought the elder wand. When you choose a wand to buy, the salesperson will take it out and tell you to inspect to make sure it’s not chipped. There is also a lamp and if you wave your wand and say, “Lumos!” it will turn on and if you say, “Nox!” then it will turn off.

At the counter when you buy stuff they have things like Harry Potter Legos. Next to it, there is a phone booth like the one that is used to go to the Ministry of Magic in book five. Oh, the bathroom was funny because it looked like there were a million elder wands in the mirror.

I would recommend going to Whimsic Alley if you like Harry Potter. Even if you haven’t read any of the books or seen any of the movies, it would still be really cool to go. I want to go back and maybe even have a birthday party there.


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