Who’s the coolest dad in Seattle? Scratch that, who’s the coolest dad in the world? The honor might just go to Jonathon Chambers. Why is Chambers oh-so-very rad? Well, it might have something to do with the fact that he transformed his driveway into a life-sized replica of Diagon Alley. Seriously. Check out how this creative dad built his very own version of the wizarding shopping district.
Calling all Harry Potter fans, you need to see this awesomely amazing installation. In his driveway recreation of Diagon Alley, Chambers has included Eeylops Owl Emporium, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Magical Menagerie, Flourish and Blotts bookshop, Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions and Ollivanders wand shop.
So why did Chambers decide to create this life-sized installation? The dad to two daughters got the idea from his 7-year-old. The dad started with $2,500 and some major inspiration. Oh, and a lot of planning, too.
As the word got around social media, the help started pouring in. Chambers ended up with about 50 volunteers, who helped him to build the outstanding Alley.
The Harry Potter replica opened on Halloween, with more than 2,000 visitors making their way through the installation. Chambers plans on keeping his version of Diagon Alley open through Christmas.
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