For Harry Potter diehards, there will now be a Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  There will be a realistic creation of Hogsmeade village and a fully functioning Hogwarts Express train, along with Hogwarts Castle.  The amusement park will feature rides, shops, and restaurants from the Harry Potter series.

The park will be built at Universal Studios in Orlando and is expected to open in the spring of 2010.  The theme park will feature restaurants such as the Three Broomsticks restaurant, where individuals may get some traditional British food.  Hog’s Head Pub offers drinks such as pumpkin juice and Butterbeer.  Lastly, Honeydukes will offer treats such as chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans.

Shops will include Ollivanders which is a shop where the wands choose the wizard.  Zonko’s is the joke shop where kids can buy and learn tricks and jokes including extendable ears, Boxing Telescopes, and Sneakoscopes.  There will also be an Emporium which features Filche’s Confiscated Goods which includes Omnioculars and remote control golden snithces.

Then there will be an owl post which is a post office that sends letters with certified hogsmeade postmarks and sells official Harry Potter stamps.  Then you should check out the Owlery which is where the mail delivery owls roost after delivering mail. Dervish and Banges will feature magical instruments and Quidditch equipment.

As far as attractions go, there will be a Dragon Challenge which is a roller coaster that follows the excitement of the Triwizard Tournament from the fourth book.  Then there will be Flight of the Hippogriff which is a family roller coaster which allows you to fly over the grounds of Hogwarts Castle.

As a huge fan of Harry Potter this sounds like a lot of fun but I won’t be the first one there.  I would rather have one of my friends spend their money doing it first and then I can hear if it’s really worth the money it will take to fly and get in.  I’m sure that if you like Harry Potter you will like this, but just to be safe don’t go with really high expectations because that usually sets you up for disappointment.

Although this will cost a pretty penny, it probably won’t stop many people from going.  I bet these stores will be packed.  Not only is Harry Potter popular with kids but also adults.  It isn’t catered to certain demographics but attracts people of every demographic.

Harry Potter is quite the phenomenon of the late 1990s and early 2000s.  Can you imagine being J.K. Rowling with not only a globally successful series, but also movies, and now an amusement park.  She is probably wealthier than the Queen of England and Bill Gates together.  I hope she has a really good advisor to keep track of her billions of dollars.

One comment on “Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  • YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO HARRY POTTER! LONG LIVE! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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