Oh yea, you read the title correctly. Great news for Harry potter fans. It seems that the Harry Potter Theme Park is all set to be opened this spring. They have been planning and constructing this theme park since March 2007. Now it seems to be in the final stages of the development and all set to be opened for public.
They have named this theme park as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. On Tuesday, Universal Studios unveiled details of the wizarding world, a 20-acre park. They already have a website set-up with details about the rides that will be available in this new theme park.
The theme park site explains that visitors can sip Butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks, buy Extendable Ears, eat “traditional British fare”, and ride the “Flight of the Hippogriff”– a “family coaster stimulating a Hippogriff training flight.”
That seems like lots of fun. But I wonder how the rides are designed, it will be a total put-off if they are regular rides with Harry Potter cut-outs on their side. LOL.
The so-called “theme park within a theme park” will be faithful to the visual landscapes of the Harry Potter films produced by Warner Brothers, which licensed the rights to Universal after a flirtation with the Walt Disney Company. “We’ve tried to include something from every book,” Alan Gilmore, an art director for the films who is helping to oversee the theme park designs, said in an interview.
“We had free range to be as grand and as excessive as we could be,” he added. “It’s only money that holds us back in the end.”
You can visit the theme park at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
Lets see how this turns out.