Harry Potter fans, rejoice! The theme park we were promised so long ago is almost a reality. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is finally set to open at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure in Florida next Spring. To refresh your memory, we're talking about a full-on microcosm of everything Potter: hippogriff rides, butterbeers at the Hog's Head Pub, wand selection at Ollivander's and a trip to Hogwarts. Basically, a dream come true for fanatics — and you thought the movies were fun.
I can already see myself exploring the villages like a kid in a candy store, spending obscene amounts of money on souvenirs like my own Nimbus 2000 (I like to keep it old school) and a sneakoscope. Call it Harry Potter geekdom at its finest, but I'm sold. Even if you're not a die-hard fan, the combination of fun and whimsy should be enough to please anyone. Disney World better watch out, because this could be the new happiest place on earth. Are you guys as excited as I am?
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