Monday, June 14, 2010

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hogwarts Castle soars over Florida's Universal Orlando Resort
Attention all Harry Potter fans: the countdown is on.  On Friday, June 18, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.  And the hysteria will begin!

"Hysteria?" you say.  Ummmm... yeah.  As Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times reports, nearly-hysterical fans have been stampeding though the gates on sneak-peek visits for the last few weeks.
The Portrait Gallery comes alive.
So, just what is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?  Well, it is a new corner of the Universal theme park, built around a new ride: the Forbidden Journey.  But the four-minute flight through Hogwarts on a broomstick isn't the only attraction.  At long last you'll be able to quaff a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks with your best chums.  And a wand just might choose you at Ollivander's shop.  And you'll be able to meander the streets of Hogsmeade, under the hot Florida sun, in your wizarding robes and not be alone.

Read more about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (and start planning your pilgrimage): 
Dumbledore's office -- one of the stops within Hogwarts Castle.
And if you aren't headed to Florida soon, you can also try making your way to Hogwarts the traditional way for free.  Visit London's King's Cross train station where you'll find Platform 9 3/4.  Read about it here:


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh my gosh, my kids are dying to go. And to tell the truth, so am I!

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Oh, I don't even have kids, and I'm ready to jump on a plane -- or perhaps my Nimbus 2000! :)

jessiev` said...

i'd LOVE to go!!

Dani from Poland said...

Great info. It looks like in the book.

Greetings from Poland :)

Angela K. Nickerson said...

Dani, thanks for stopping by all the way from Poland! :)

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