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Harry Potter Theme Park: It Was Only a Matter of Time

Well, Harry Potter fans, it's official: Universal Studios in Florida is opening a Harry Potter theme park called "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" in 2009. The park will include the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village. The Variety article continues:

"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, who has been working with a creative team to make sure the park resembles the books and films.

The Potter park will allow visitors to view the iconic locations in Rowling's magical world, like Dumbledore's office in Hogwarts and the shops in Hogsmeade. Some locations may be in upcoming books.

Actually, I think this has the potential to be fun, and hopefully not too cheesy. The sketches for the theme park look pretty cool, so to view them,


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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I heard about this a month or so ago. I'll be the FIRST one in line.
lostinchaos lostinchaos 9 years
LOVE IT!! I have been a Harry Potter book fan for years and it would be thrilling to actually visit a place that I have only been able to create a vision for in my mind. Have a butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks. Check out the moving silver instruments in Dumbledores office. The Gryffindor common room. Like I said LOVE IT!!
workofiction workofiction 9 years
I had no clue! Can't wait to see this!
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
i'm so gonna be there opening day!
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 9 years
dude, that's so awesome!! i so wanna go!!! and take friends since i have tons of HP fanatics!! yay!!
sammmmanthaj sammmmanthaj 9 years
It looks fantastic! As much as I would love to be able to experience the rides, is it odd that the place I would like to see the most is the Burrow? (:
davie-k davie-k 9 years
I can't wait.. I'll start saving my pennies now!
katygirlthing katygirlthing 9 years
oooh!! yay!!
briggs313 briggs313 10 years
This is the coolest thing ever!! I can't wait!!!
buffyrulez buffyrulez 10 years
WOW!!! great idea!!! i would love to go there!!! and it's good that Rowling works on it, cause they maybe don't screw it up! but how much will it cost? hm.. probably it doesn't matter, cause is Harry Potter!
Spilltojill Spilltojill 10 years
I love Harry Potter - is there a Harry Potter group??? I need to find it!
Misplaced-Angel Misplaced-Angel 10 years
ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I HAVE to go. Just told my dad about it. he wasnt all that excited but Hey, I;m the Harry Potter Fan. :)
MsRoyaLTee MsRoyaLTee 10 years
I'm such a nerd, I am SOOOO excited for this!!
fashionvictim85 fashionvictim85 10 years
sallyfw sallyfw 10 years
It looks so cool!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I am so there! This is an HP summer with the movie release and the final book, I'm so excited! :D :D :D
missk29 missk29 10 years
I cant wait!!!!
shoesaddict shoesaddict 10 years
oh my! oh my!!!!!i wanna go!!!!
BonjourChaton BonjourChaton 10 years
I am totally going, I can't wait.
baybee baybee 10 years
Whoo hoo!!! I'm ready!!
brookrene brookrene 10 years
I totally want to go! I love the books and have always thought it'd be such a fun place to actually visit. Now we can! :)
calibabi calibabi 10 years
when i read the title of the post, i thought to myself "you've got to be kidding me!" but then i kept reading and now i can't wait to go!! haha
<3-Gossip <3-Gossip 10 years
Definitely GOING! This is brilliant.
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I'm so going...even if I have to go by myself.
azbezzy azbezzy 10 years
holy crap i just squeed. i am gonna be ON that like a fat kid on cake. and since i'm a fat kid and there is cake, i know from which i speak. oh my gosh i hope they have people dressed like HP characters, like, how hilarious would it be if there's a lucius malfoy swooping around in his cape glaring at people? or hagrid going wandering around with fluffy? hee. so excited.
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