We’re so over being a muggle in Manchester.
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we could just use magic? J K Rowling wrote about witches and wizards roaming about London and the Scottish Highlands (or at least, it looked like the Highlands), but really, there should have been Ron Weasley of Wilmslow or Severus Snape of Salford Quays.
Seeing as Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience has arrived in Cheshire, a little over an hour away, we’ve been inspired. These are the best Harry Potter spells we think would make life in Manchester a whole lot easier.
The summoning charm. This would be incredibly useful to find your car in Trafford Centre car park after hours of shopping. When it comes to remembering where the car’s parked, it’s almost as if Hermione used the oblivate charm on all of us collectively (and not just her parents *sob*).
This spell makes an object waterproof. Need I say more? The city’s rainfall would no longer be such an issue.
Not only is it wet a lot of the time, but now the evenings are getting darker too. Now, I know we have streetlights everywhere, but wouldn’t it be so much cooler to light up a wand with a ‘lumos’ incantation?
Grab your wand and head to the nearest Maccy Ds. The eternally broken McFlurry machines will be fixed in a heartbeat.
5. Expecto Patronum
Thankfully, we don’t have creepy dementors floating above the city, ready to suck out our souls and make us feel sad, but we’re pretty sure this spell would be good for generic bad vibes too. You’ll have a chance to conjure your Patronus at Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience, so check it out if you fancy giving it a go.
6. Wingardium Leviosa
If you’re feeling fancy, float up and away to the highest restaurant in the city, 20 Stories, then fly back down again. Or just enjoy some city views from above! Don’t forget though, “it’s Levi-o-sa, not Levi-osa”.
Okay, okay, this is one of the unforgivable curses, but wouldn’t it be great to control the crowds on match day, or during Christmas market season? Nothing sinister, just move people out the way to clear your path, is all.