The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
On May 31, 2007, Universal Orlando announced that it had secured the rights from Warner Bros. and from British author J. K. Rowling to bring “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” to Islands of Adventure. The twenty-acre island will feature attractions, shops and restaurants set inside such locations as the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village and the iconic Hogwarts castle. Some existing attractions within the Lost Continent are to be updated to the new theme, and will be joined by a state-of-the-art attraction that remains unannounced. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this year, with completion of the expansion planned for late 2009. The new island will replace a portion of the Lost Continent, while expanding the park into what is currently a backstage support area and employee parking.
WOW, talk about something I can’t wait for 🙂