Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Harry Potter Theme Park?

I may or may not be a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I've read all of the books (which I own) about 100 times each, own all of the movies, frequently quote the books and movies, have count downs to each movie or new book coming out....ugh, you decided if I am obsessed or not!

As soon as I heard about a Harry Potter theme park, I instantly started day dreaming about me carrying a wand through Hogwarts...a little crazy?

"Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" will be a high-tech ride and attraction at the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" which will be opening at the Universal Orlando Resort in the spring of 2010. The ride will take guests through scenes and rooms from the movies in a remake of the Hogwarts castle that is made to look 700 feet tall!

After entering through Hogsmeade, the town near Hogwarts Castle, guests will be able to stop at many shops and restaurants that are Harry Potter themed. There will be Honeydukes that sells chocolate frogs and "Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans", Ollivander's is where I can get my magic wand, Zonko's joke shop has Sneakoscopes, and the Three Broomsticks pours Butterbeer. If you are just about ready to go crazy with excitement, hold that thought, because you can also visit the Owl Post and send a letter with the certified Hogsmeade postmark and stop at Dervish and Banges to purchase all of your Quidditch accessories!

The author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is very protective of her books and wants everything associated with it to be as close to the book as possible. She has put her stamp of approval on the park and meetings have already been in the works with her many of times for design ideas!

I'm just so excited I don't think that I can stand myself! I better go reread all of the books again to get ready!!!!!!

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  1. my dear lindsay. i think you and i have a date in orlando 2010. this is the most exciting news ever!

    and how is little baby-c doing in there??