Harry Potter Theme Park Details Revealed!
Prepare yourself, Muggles!
Universal Orlando announced yesterday that a new theme park called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open its doors in Spring 2010.
Actor Tom Felton, who plays Harry Potter nemesis Draco Malfoy in the movies, was in Orlando to help reveal the exciting news, saying, “Universal has given me the great honor in revealing to the world that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be opening its gates, spring 2010.”
Two videos and a set of renderings for the planned park were also revealed, which show exciting areas of the park, including Hogsmeade Station, the Owlery, and Hogwarts.
“We’re going to bring to life all the great food and candy and gadgets and what-not that are in the books and films,” said Paul Daurio, show producer of Wizarding World. “But more importantly we’re going to have an entire line of product that’s been developed specifically for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that can only be found here from the books and the film.”
Visitors to the park will even be able to drink Butterbeer, a staple of the stories!
“Many of us have tasted it,” Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative, said. “We developed a special recipe. We collaborated with Warner Bros. One of the meetings we’ve had with J.K. Rowling, we tasted and sampled some of the food items that we will have in Three Broomsticks, including butterbeer.”
Have your say in the comments section: Will you be visiting the Harry Potter theme park when it opens?