The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Universal Studios Welcomes The Arrival
Visiting Orlando will never be the same again with Universal Studios' new arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Opening June 18th, 2010, this magical theme park is based on the stories and characters based on J.K. Rowling. The familiar design will make fans feel as though they are right in the movie.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter them park will be at the Islands of Adventure. It will contain rides, a restaurant and plenty of shops. Universal Studios worked very closely with Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling to make sure that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter holds true to movies and books.
So what does this amazing theme park consist of?
Inside The Park
Entering Hogsmeade, an iconic whistle and billowing steam signals that the Hogwarts Express has arrived at Hogsmeade Station.
- Across from the station is a joke shop called Zonko's that carries jokes and tricks including Boxing Telescopes, Sneakoscopes and Extendable Ears.
- Next door to Zonko's is Honeydukes, selling fabulous treats like Bertie Bott's Every-flavor Beans and Chocolate Frogs.
- The Hog Head pub and the Three Broomsticks will offer British drinks and fare including Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer.
- The Owlery is across from the Three Broomsticks where the owls roost, awaiting their next delivery.
- Ollivanders Wand Shop is a wonderful interactive experience. The wand will always choose its wizard here!!
- The Owl Post is where you send letters by using only a certified Hogsmeade postmark of course. They will be selling official stamps for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- Completing Hogsmeade will be Dervish and Banges, the equipment and magical instruments shop that will feature Triwizard apparel, Quidditch equipment, Remembralls and Spectrespecs.
- The Dragon Challenge is the first attraction, featuring a high speed, twin roller coaster with iconic elements that are from the Triwizard Tournament.
- Flight of the Hippogriff is next. This is a family roller coaster that simulates the training flight of a Hippogriff over Hogwart's Castle and the surrounding grounds.
- Next to Hogwart's Castle is a state of the art attraction called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey that brings the stories, characters and magic of Harry Potter to life.
- Before you exit out of Hogsmeade you must stop in Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods. It will be full of remote control Golden Snitches, Omnioculars, magical creatures and Ministry of Magic merchandise.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a wonderful way for fans to interact and enjoy Harry Potter. The park is guaranteed to be fun for children and adults. Whether you are a fan or not, you are sure to fall in love with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
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