A Harry Potter theme park is in the works for Univeral’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. It would open late in 2009.
Universal Orlando Resort is opening a Harry Potter theme park that will let fans visit many of the iconic locations in the books and movies that endeared the boy magician to millions.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is set to open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in late 2009, complete with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village.
“The plans I’ve seen look incredibly exciting, and I don’t think fans of the books or films will be disappointed,” said author J.K. Rowling.
J.K. Rowling, who has been working with a creative team to make sure the park resembles the books and films.
More than a dozen artists lead by Stuart Craig, the production designer of the movies, have set up house in the studio where the movies are being filmed to make sure every detail is considered, said Scott Trowbridge of Universal.
“We’re really going to the people who know this world best to ensure that level of authenticity,” he said.
The park will let visitors view the famed locations in Rowling’s magical world, like Dumbledore’s office in Hogwarts and the shops in Hogsmeade. Some locations may be in upcoming books, Trowbridge said.
I have been blessed to avoid the magical curse of these books to date. I can’t say the same for the BumpWife. Why else do you think the BumpBoy is named Phoenix? Just Kidding….he was not named after any Harry Potter magic as far as I know….but it does have me thinking now.