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The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Updated on July 24, 2011

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!

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Superbowl Commercial

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Long may Harry Potter reign. He will if Disney World has anything to say about it.

      Can hardly wait till June. Should be a fantastic money-maker for Disney. His heirs, that is.

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Oh yes.....however, it will be Universal Studios profiting. In a big way!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Whoo hoo! And bravo for J. K. Rowling - and what an inspiration for those of us thinking about writing a book - just do it! She's also a wise business woman and a billionaire - not too shabby.

      This looks like a lot of fun. This hub has all the information I can possibly need. Thanks a million.

      Rate up of course - and more!

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      I know right....what a fabulous author she is! Simply brilliant! I think she is my role model...if that is even possible at my age. lol I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!! Thanks for commenting and rating!

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      Youngcurves19 6 years ago from Hawaii

      I love harry potter!!

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      When I get young enough I'll find out what a Hairy Potter iz. Is it me? with long hair and beard of centuries old? Smoking a blunt? hehehe 50

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      Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      This new section may even encourage me to visit Disney in Orlando. I've always wanted to tour a real castle.

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      youngcurves19 - Me too!!! lol

      50 Caliber - you may be different kind of harry potter. lmao Soooo funny!

      Austinstar - Believe me...I have been thinking that I need to either start my adoption process sooner or borrow someone's child to take to Florida. I haven't been there in sooo long. Of course you need like 2 weeks just to be able to go to all of the Disney parks and Universal Studios and Busch gardens and water parks..lol I need a vacation!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      OMG! Now THIS will be right up my proverbial alley! I love dragons, castles, wizards, etc.

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol...I actually thought of you when I was making this hub! I knew you would have to love this place too!

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Totally cool, Shellie! I could see Bob dressed up like a wizard - but then I'd probably be the dragon lady! Great info seriously and love the pics!

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol.... I think you are too accident prone to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! If you ever plan on going I will call them and notify them to have a helmet ready for you because I'm sure if there is a way to get hurt there you will find it! lol

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      GreenThumbLady 6 years ago from The Beautiful Earth

      I just saw the commercial for this!! How exciting! I love that you gave us information about all of the things to see there! Thanks!

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      I saw a commercial tonight too!! lol I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      She is completely brilliant there is no doubt about that, children love to be challenged and they also have a strong desire to solve a mystery. Love all the movies, I never read the book, but I know every kid in the world has read it...great hub, and thanks for sharing, thumbs up

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Right??!! She is such a genius! You must get a hold of a book! Thanks for reading!

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      I loved the Harry Potter books and movies. This sounds like a lot of fun!

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      talfonso 6 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      I'm definitely going to UIOA this summer and will check out that themed land. I don't care if those turismos - the Argentinean youth herds and Brazilian tour groups (Or should I respectively call them the Tango and Samba Muggles?) - cause a ruckus, but Muetti's a big Harry Potter fan and we'll do it anyway!

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      mulberry1 - I think it will be a lot of fun! I want to go get a sword! lol

      talfonso - ooooh you're going this summer?? I am so jealous!!! I need to plan on a trip. My grandfather lives right by there so I need to just go invade his home for a bit and go have some fun.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      That looks like "Fun City"! I didn't know about it. I don't get real TV and a lot. Great ride! Thank you Dear!

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Ooooh it certainly will be fun!!

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      I drop dead love Harry Potter and all the MAGICAL world has to offer. Fab hub love it.... Rating The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter everything good... Peace :)

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      defed 6 years ago

      The landscape is Virtual it? Have some doubts?

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      katiem2 - Me too!! It is going to be so awesome. I feel like a little kid dying to go! lol

      defed - doubts about what?

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like Harry Potter very much. And I found something great about this movie inside this hub. Very inspiring. Thumbs up for you.

      Prasetio

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol...I'm watching Harry Potter right now....there's been a marathon on the Family channel all day. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      i seriously think that this will be the one place that will get me on an airplane!

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      MaryRenee 6 years ago

      Looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing, Herbivorehippi! :)

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Never knew that such a place existed, totally unreal, wud love to visit it though ; )

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Rating it up, so good again! Harry potter and you rock, Maita

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      TattoGuy - Well...it doesn't open until tomorrow..lol..that may be why you haven't heard of it yet.

      prettydarkhorse - lol...thanks so much for the rating an for stopping by!

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Great hub for anyone planning a visit. I love Harry Potter

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thanks...glad you enjoyed. I can simply not wait to make my way to Florida to see this place! lol

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      theherbivorehippi, My kids keep seeing the Harry Potter as Disney commercials and want to go really badly, as do I so we headed over here to get more details. We def are going as all three of us can't wait. Thanks for the wizarding world of harry potter disney details :)

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      If you make it there before me I'm going to be so jealous! lol

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      TheVacationLady 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Oh I simply must make it here soon!!! Such outstanding information! Thanks for the details!

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