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Harry Hits Orlando!

April 1, 2010

 

 

Cinderella has her castle. The Hulk has his roller coaster. Pooh has his corner. Now, it seems, Harry Potter will have his Hogwarts!

Set to open on June 18th, 2010, the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” offers a chance for fans to step inside Harry’s magical world, right inside Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.

Having recently gotten the chance to finish reading the books and viewing the first six films for the first time (yes, I know. Where have I been?), I can say that I am a wee bit excited for the opening of this park. The park encompasses the town of Hogsmeade as well as the Hogwarts castle, and will feature two coasters, including “Flight of the Hippogriff”. Hogsmeade itself will include all of the shops you daydreamed about visiting: Ollivander’s, Flourish and Blotts, and Honeydukes. The Three Broomsticks will be serving the infamous butterbeer that fans have always wanted to sample. (J.K. Rowling herself approved the recipe and the final product!). Visitors will be able to walk through the streets of the town and into Hogwarts castle itself.

The entire park utilizes state of the art technology to bring the world of Hogwarts to life. The original designers had a hand in creating everything, from the rides to facades of Hogsmeade’s interesting buildings. (I, personally, can’t wait to see what they’ve done with Ollivander’s.)

This here writer will most certainly be taking a trip to Orlando in late June. *wink, wink* Until then, I won’t say any more!

Here’s a link to a vacation package, if this sounds like a park you’d like to visit (read the fine print, please):

*CLICK HERE*

You should also check out “officialticketcenter.com”.

And I promise, if I see an elf wearing a tea cozy, I will restrain myself.

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