Magic Grows into Reality in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

potterartThe magic of the wizarding world of Harry Potter has been brought to life in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando Resort in corporation with Warner Brothers Consumer Products have been inspired by J.K Rowling’s compelling stories and characters and the visual muse and landscapes of the film to create the first Harry Potter theme park at Universals Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

The land will grant Harry Potter fans the chance of experiencing the real world of Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando Resort is in full collaboration with J.K Rowling, Warner Brothers Consumer Products and the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Brand Team to guarantee that Harry Potter fans get the chance to experience the world of Harry Potter first-hand.

Leading the production team are the Harry Potter films’ production designer, Stuart Craig, Art Director, Alan Gilmore, and Corps of Artisans from Universal Creative.

According to Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks and Resorts, “All of the action and adventure of Harry Potter’s world will come to life.”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature locations like the town of Hogsmeade, the Hogsmeade train station where the Hogwarts Express will be scheduled to arrive; Zonko’s jokes shop, where visitors can buy all sorts of tricks and jokes from Extendable Ears, to Sneakscopes; Honeydukes, the sweets shop, where they have chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Beans.

The park will also host the Three Broomsticks and the Hog’s Head, the Hogsmeade pubs where visitors can drink actual Butter Beer and Pumpkin Juice. There’s an owelry, where owls await their next delivery. There’s also the Owl Post, which sells official Wizarding World of Harry Potter stamps, and sends letters with certified Hogsmeade postmarks.

Probably one of the most anticipated locations present in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Ollivander’s wand shop, where visitors will have the incredible experience of the wand choosing its wizard. There’s also Dervish and Banges, the shop that sells wizarding equipment and instruments, which will sell magical instruments from Quidditch to Triwizard equipment, including remote control Golden Snitches.

The park features rides such as the Dragon Challenge, two twin high speed roller coasters, which is adapted from the dragon Challenge of the Triwizard Tournament which took place in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. There’s also the Flight of the Hippogriff, which is a family rollercoaster that takes flight over the grounds of Hogwarts.

The whole of Hogwarts Castle has been built with special adventures inside like the thrilling Forbidden Journey, and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods.

The series of Harry Potter books by J.K Rowling, which have been translated into 67 languages, along with the wondrous movies produced by Warner Brothers have inspired millions and continue to be global phenomena.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is scheduled to open in Spring 2010.

-By Nouran Khalil


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