Harry Potter theme park sign by Jonathan D. Bloom
Universal Orlando recently released some information about their upcoming new theme park – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For Harry Potter fans young and old, this will be a fantasy land like no other, it’s sure to be a hit! Full of the all the charm and whimsy of the book, this attraction is set to open in Spring 2010.
You will enter through the magnificent gates into the grandeur of Hogsmeade Village. Once inside you will be shut off from the outside world as you are greeted by the signature whistle and the sight of the Hogwarts Express. Many of the favorite shops and pubs from the story are recreated here in all their medieval glory.
There will be eateries featuring food from the books, favorites such as Butterbeer or pumpkin juice at the Three Broomsticks, and sweets like chocolate frogs or Bernie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans at Honeydukes. Shop at Ollivander’s for your own personal wand, or stop in Dervish and Bangs for Quidditch equipment and Triwizard souvenirs. Try Zonko’s joke shop for a bit of Weasely-inspired zaniness!
The Dragon Challenge will be a twin high-speed roller coaster with elements from the story. The Flight of the Hippogriff is a family coaster simulating a flight over the school grounds. There is also a recreation of Hogwarts Castle. Here everyone, whether Gryffindor or Slytherin, will be welcome. Visit the cozy common rooms, or the great feasting hall. Every sight and sound will immerse you into the magical world of Harry Potter and his friends.
For a unique vacation you won’t soon forget, try traveling into another world. For more information, visit the web site at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and be sure to check out the “First look” video at the site. I can’t wait!!!
For other great Harry Potter fun, check out the fabulous web site at Muggle Net.com. Read up on the latest news, view gallery photos, play games and learn about the World of Hogwarts. See you soon!