a certain film franchise about a certain teenage wizard.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting closer to completion in Orlando. For HP fans, it means we’re one step closer to getting to experience the Hogwarts of the films (as well as the Hogwarts from our imaginations). When I went to the Harry Potter exhibit in Chicago back in September, it was very cool, but because of the confined space (a series of tents on the grounds of the museum), it was hard to truly get immersed in what they were trying to create. Maybe the Park will be better. My one concern is that it will be more about rides and roller coasters and less about being able to walk through and experience the world that JK Rowling and the filmmakers have created. I’m wondering just how big the castle is on the inside and if it will live up to our expectations. Still, if I have the chance, I’d love to go when it’s finished.
Here is a recent video of the park under construction within Universal’s Island of Adventure. You might notice that it is right next to the Jurassic Park area. While the details on the castle are already really great, I had to laugh at the Jurassic Park theme song in the background. I just imagine the students being led to the castle in green and yellow jeeps while Sam Neil pseudo-threatens Malfoy with a velociraptor claw.
Me thinks I will need to take a trip to Florida some day…