The Wizarding world of Harry Potter Theme Park…UPDATE
Well it looks like Universal Orlando is set to open the Wizarding world of Harry Potter in Spring of 2010! Yes that’s right soon you’ll be able to sip “Butterbeer” in “Three Broomsticks”, buy “Extendable ears” at “Zonko’s” in front of the archway at Hogsmeade or in front of Hogwarts castle.
Here are some of the details Universal Orlando and Warner Brothers released today:
There will be billowing steam at the entrance to Hogsmeade and a whistle signal for the arrival of Hogwarts Express into the Hogsmeade station
Across the way is a joke shop “Zonko’s” with a variety of jokes and souveniers like extendable ears, telescopes, and sneakoscopes.
Next to it awaits “HoneyDukes” a candy store with Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head Pub will have British food inclusive of Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice.
There will be an owlery where owls await their next delivery and official Harry Potter Theme Park postage will be sold.
Ollivanders wand shop will interact with guests where the “wand will choose the wizard”.
Also in Hogsmeade you will find Dervish and Banges. The magical instrument shop complete with Quiddith equipment, Triwizard apparel, Spectrespecs, and Remembralls.
The attractions Dragon Challenge, a speed roller coaster geared around the Triwizard tournament; The flight of the Hippogriff, a family coaster touring you around Hogwarts castle in simulation of a Hippogriff in flight; In the castle Harry Potter and the Forbidden journey is a new never been done state of the art attraction that will bring the magic and characters to life in ways unimaginable.
Lastly, before going back into Hogsmeade, you will pass Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods. This store will be filled with magical merchandise such as omnioculars and Golden Snitches.
Orlando Universal and Warner Brothers has worked very closely with Author J.K. Rawlings to make this experience as genuine as possible…and from what I can tell…they’ve outdone themselves! Can’t Wait
All of this info has been provided courtesy of Universal Studios press release September 15, 2009.икони