Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Call it being in touch with your inner child or just plain juvenile but when I first heard that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter would be opening at Universal Orlando in June 2010, I was so excited that I wanted to book my snarky little self on the very next Southwest flight and go check it out. Now whether you think the phenomenon otherwise known as Harry Potter is indeed the greatest thing since sliced bread or a complete and total load of hooey, the concept behind this amusement park does seem pretty brilliant. After all, what little scone grabber or true Harry Potter fan wouldn’t love to step inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or the fantastical village of Hogsmeade? Imagine shopping at Ollivander’s Wand Shop for your very own magical wand, enjoying a cold pint of Butterbeer at Hog’s Head Pub, being mesmerized by talking portraits in the Hogwarts Portrait Gallery, or learning how to fly on a mythical Hippogriff. And who wouldn’t want to get their ‘scare’ on by encountering an actual dragon or those creepy energy sucking Dementors while riding on the park’s main attraction called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey? Or if roller coasters aren’t up your alley, just pay a visit to the restroom and you can have Moaning Myrtle who haunts the ladies loos literally scare the piss out of you. After you dry your drawers, pop into Zonkos Joke Shop to pick up a screaming yo-yo or try Honeydukes confectionary for delicious chocolate frogs. All and all I’d say it sounds like an absolutely fantabulous way to just relax and enjoy being a kid again. Now how cool is that? …I’m just saying…


  1. That is going to give Universal the new business it needs. In these economic times many people cannot afford to take the kids to these places, so this will make the parents actually save for it and the kids something to wish for...maybe sparking them to set goals to get the payoff of a Universalvacation! Anyway...having had a child who stated with the first installment and grew up along with the characters and cast as they made their way through the movies, I know that this truly will be a "magical" place for the fans (of all ages) to be! I'm 40+ and I'd like to go! Once again...the down economy brings out the great minds to focus on making people "want" to spend and get them motivated again...Kudos Universal for investing the $$$ into this and getting the park back into action! Thanks Rantbox "Rebel" Ranter for writing about this current entertainment event...I was just drooling over the opening of it on the Today show yesterday and this is good that you bring it here for those who may have missed are talking about all kinds of stuff...that's why I love this blog! Something for everyone. Keep up the good blogging! G

  2. @G: Thanks for the continued love! Now where are those Universal executives so they can pay me for my public relations work? ; )


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