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If you don't know, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a new theme
park from Universal Orlando. It is set to open in Spring of 2010 in
Orlando, Florida, and is said to cover 20 acres! Also, there will be
three coasters, and many other attractions such as Hogsmeade and, of
course, Butterbeer! Here is a list of the Attractions:
Everyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies knows
about Hogwarts. The famed wizarding school will no doubt be a major
attraction in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is also a fact
that the public can enter the castle itself and some of it’s major
rooms such as the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office.
In fact, the castle is so much to Harry
Potter it leaves one to wonder how Universal will incorporate it into
the theme park…only time can tell!
Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods
Probably a shopping attraction, this newly
introduced area seems to have a variety of items Filch would have taken
- we’re sure to find, oh, a map perhaps?
Flight of the Hippogriff
This is perhaps the most exciting announcement, a roller coaster is
showing up at the park! Just look at that concept, sure looks extremely
exciting, can’t wait for this one!!
This is certainly one of the more … teasing attractions -
from what we can see, we’re guessing that it’s either a thrill ride, or
an adventure/display of some sort. We’re routing for the former.
Can’t wait to figure out what this is!
Hogsmeade! Home to another section of the theme park, this village
will hold some of our most beloved attractions (and, apparently,
Dervish and Banges
Dervish and Banges! Our favorite shop for all items magical, this
emporium of the most curious artefacts should be a
great souvenir attraction!
This is hands down our team’s favorite attraction. Just look at that concept! This is so classic. Looks great, and we can’t wait to get our hands on our very own wand!
The Owlery, from what we can see, is more of a sitting area in
Hogsmeade than the communications booth in the Hogwarts towertops the
books would have us believe.
Regardless, it looks like a fun place to sit down!
What looks like a restaurant (doubtfully a bar, considering it’s
most probably children-themed) is going to be a great place for dining,
accompanying the very popular Three Broomsticks.
The Three Broomsticks
Ah, the Three Broomsticks - rather self explanatory. This is sure to
be a marvelous dining (and yet amusement) attraction in Hogsmeade, and
definitely a great place for (come on, Universal!) Buterbeer!
Sweet! No, really. This is the
sweet-toothed-Harry-Potter-fan’s dream - from every flavoured beans to
chocolate frogs, some classics are sure to be found on those green
Actually, this won’t exist in the park. It’s a trick.
Or is it? We sure hope not! The best place for all sorts of magical
merchandise, Zonko’s should be a great place to get some of the, well,
more innovative products!
There will also be an attraction called Harry potter and the Forbidden Journey, which is an attraction taking place in Hogwarts castle.
I don't know about you, but I am SUPER excited for this and I truly love the series. Hope to see some of you at the opening this Spring!
Thank you to http://www.universalorlandoresort.com/harrypotter/?intsrch=harry%20potter and http://www.wizardingworldharrypotter.com/ for the info!