This Dad Legit Created Diagon Alley In His Own Driveway
The lengths this father went to for his daughter's birthday has us muggles seriously impressed.
Jon Chambers and his two daughters came up with the idea of transforming their driveway into Diagon Alley last year in a passing comment.
But once the idea got traction, there was no turning back.
17 days of painstaking labour and a lot of helping hands created this magical paradise.
We can't believe the detail and how lifelike this little village is.
Unfortunately for us it is in Seattle so it may be a little far to go visit in person, but we are living vicariously through the photos.
"In the summer of 2017, I was having a conversation with my girls, Haley and Avery, about doing something fun for Halloween this year," Jon told E News.
"In their minds there was only one choice, a Harry Potter theme. My youngest daughter Avery said 'Diagon Alley' emphatically. I said 'Ok'."
Creating this mini version of Diagon Alley allegedly cost US$3,000 and incorporated six storefronts, snow and 3d props.
During Halloween the display saw 2,700 visitors and since it has been up, the family have had more than 4000 visitors.
What's even more heartwarming is that all cash donations given to The Diagon Alley project are forwarded on to a charity fighting Pancreatic cancer.
"We have two additional buildings we are adding, two kids playhouses that will be auctioned off for charity," he said.
"Gringotts and the Leaky Cauldron."
Jon was so committed to the project that he actually quit his job to make it come to life.
"I've always wanted to do something massive for Halloween or Christmas," he told Geekwire.
"I was born the day before Halloween, and October is like my power month.
"So I decided to quit my job and focus on this crazy thing."
His big ideas don't just stop with Harry Potter however, he is next eyeing the idea of a Millennium Falcon on the roof.