Fans of the world’s most popular wizard will be able to immerse themselves in Harry Potter’s fantastical world in late 2009: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering to create the world’s first interactive theme park based on the bestselling books by J.K. Rowling and blockbuster feature films.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is planned as a theme park within a theme park, and the new environment will become part of the experience within Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando.
“Over the years we’ve received thousands of letters from fans around the world wishing they could visit Hogwarts,” said Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. “With Universal Orlando Resort, we are confident that we’ll be able to provide Harry Potter fans with an incredible experience that upholds the richness of J.K. Rowling’s books and delivers on the authentic detail portrayed in our films.”
Universal say that they will remain faithful to the visual landscapes of the Potter films, and visitors will be able to visit the village of Hogsmeade, the mysterious Forbidden Forest, and even Hogwarts castle itself. As well as rides and attractions, guests can sample wizardly restaurants and a secret “state-of-the-art attraction.”
“The plans I’ve seen look incredibly exciting, and I don’t think fans of the books or films will be disappointed,” said author J.K. Rowling.
Information courtesy of The Move Channel