Spring Break 2017 – Orlando: Diagon Alley and Leaky Cauldron
This spread is the interior 4 page spread that I introduced yesterday. While each set could have sat as a stand alone pair, I love how all six pages work together to give the impression of the secret entrance to Diagon Alley. In fact, the first time some of my family looked at the album they skipped right over these pages because they did not open the Panoramic Page protectors.
The leftmost page showcases the entrance to Diagon Alley, once you have figured out how to get in. What was fascinating was watching people’s reactions as they entered. Many people stopped in awe, and I saw more than one person start to cry – it truly is an amazing experience for Harry Potter fans.
The second page from the left is from Carkitt Market area and is of a play of the The Tale of the Three Brothers.
The two two right hand pages are from the Leaky Cauldron, a fun restaurant, but be prepared to wait as the lines can be long. I also put a picture from the Magical Menagerie shop of Nagini. If you stand outside the window, Nagini will speak to you in Parseltongue, and then in English.
I chose brick background for the pages to mimic the brick entrance wall into Diagon Alley. The two titles were purchased on Ebay, and since they came in red and yellow, I bordered the pictures on the pages in the same colors. I also purchased the Hermione and Harry cartoon figures on Ebay, and you will see a couple of these on other pages in this album. The broomsticks were found as an SVG file online, and then cut using my Cricut machine.