Tired of being living in a world full of “Muggles,” (non-magical people)? Universal Orlando Resort has the remedy.
Universal Orlando has teamed up with Warmer Bros. Consumer Products to creat a theme park for those fans wishing to get in touch with their “magical side.” This park might just be the closest “Muggles” can get to the “Wizarding World” inspired by J.K. Rowling through her beloved “Harry Potter” series of books.
According to Universal Orlando, fans can expect the park to open in spring 2010.
“Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters…The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will provide visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience complete with multiple attractions, shops and a signature eating establishment,” UniversalOrlando.com reported in a statement released Sept. 15, 2009. “This completely immersive environment will transcend generations and bring the wonder and magic of the amazingly detailed Harry Potter books and films to life.”
Universal Orlando says that they are doing their best to “construct the most authentic Harry Potter experience possible,” which will be a paradise for those fans that have submerged themselves in Rowling’s award-winning novels.
The theme park will feature familiar buildings such as: Hogwarts Castle, Hogsmeade train station, Zonko’s joke shop, the Three Broomsticks and the Hog’s Head pub, The Owlery, Dervish and Bages (to load up on magical utensils), and Ollivanders wand shop.
Guests can also engage in several attractions including Dragon Challenge, a dual high-speed roller coaster that will take its riders through scenes from the Triwizard Tournament. Learn to ride on the back of a magical beast with Flight of the Hippogriff, a more family-orientated roller coaster which soars over the Hogwarts Castle. Within Hogwarts, will be Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which, according to Universal Orlando, “is a thrilling new state-of-the-art attraction that uses entirely new technology to bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before experienced.” Also, do not forget to enter Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods which is full of Harry Potter merchandise, including Omnioculars and Golden Snitches.
Be sure to check out the source link below for more anticipated updates, information and pictures of the theme park.
Article By: Kim Gallagher
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