Theme park aficionados from all over the world, as well as book-lovers and movie fans are all invited to experience the time of their lives at a newly opened and much anticipated theme park in Orlando, Florida.
Last Friday, thousands flock for the opening of the Harry Potter theme park. Harry Potter enthusiasts received an unexpected surprise at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening when Harry Potter stars, led by Daniel Radcliffe, greeted their guests as they entered the magical park.
Radcliffe was joined at the opening by co-actors Rupert Grint (who plays Ron Weasley), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).
The park took two years to finish by the artistic hands and imaginative engineering of Universal’s creative department, in collaboration with the “true wizard” Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and other member of the film series’ directors, production designers, and creative staff. The park is based on Rowling’s big time novels. The 20-acre park is packed with rides, shops, and life-sized replicas of the fictitious village of Hogsmeade, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and Wizardry and the Hogwarts Express train.
Daniel Radcliffe was very elated with the park, he gleefully said: “What Universal Orlando has done with Harry Potter is really, really fantastic.” He added, “We’re all kind of very grateful that the next part of the Harry Potter legacy has been so well done and so well made.”
The magical theme park, created for $250 million has various amusement features including the roller coater flight of the Hippogriff, the high-speed ride Dragon Challenge, and the site’s flagship ride.
President of Universal Orlando Resort, Bill Davis said: “We have brought to life a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.”
Harry Potter Park is definitely an answered prayer for all readers and moviegoers who wanted to see their favorite characters come to life.