The Potter Park Post

Concerning something I mentioned a few weeks back, Universal’s Studios officially announced today that Island’s Of Adventure will receive a “seventh island” based off of the Harry Potter franchise. Harry Potter Wizard World- as it is tentatively titled will be a recreation of Hogsmeade, a small magical town that lies at the base of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry (which will be the new islands main attraction. The new location will lie between Jurassic Park and the Lost Continent and will acquire land from each, plus a lot of currently unused land neighboring an employee parking lot behind the park. The ‘island’ will be over 20 acres, which is the biggest island by a fair margin, and will feature many rides and attractions themed off of the Harry Potter universe. The set designer for all of the films will head the project. Though not officially announced at this point, the Erlando Sentinel thinks it is very likely that Dueling Dragons and the Flying Unicorn will receive complete overhauls and will be acquired from the Lost Continent by the new area. Concept sketches and models are on the cover of today’s paper, and from the looks of things this is going to be absolutely fantastic. Groundbreaking on the project begins late this summer with the new section currently scheduled for a 2009 opening.

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