Thursday, May 31, 2007

Harry Potter theme park announced!!

Want to visit Hogwarts, Hogsmeade or the Forbidden Forest? You only have to wait a couple years. This morning, Warner Bros. and Universal announced the first ever Harry Potter theme park. It will be part of the "Islands of Adventure" area of Universal in Orlando, Florida. One source says it's to open in 2009 and another 2010. Either way, we have a little while to wait. What's interesting is that what's essentially a British franchise (although beloved around the world) will have it's first park in the U.S. But considering the number of tourists that flock to Orlando every year, I think it's a smart idea to have it there. Here's concept art for Hogwarts Castle, Hogsmeade, Owl's View of Park, Logo. Universal will also be launching a web site for the park soon.

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