Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter book series has nourished story lovers with tales of amazing and literally magical things. When the movies came out, tickets vanished from the box office. On June 18th something absolutely magical has happened to our muggle world, the wizarding world has finally come off the movie screen. A theme park dubbed the name “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” opened to Universal Orlando. On its first day of opening people fled in from around the world to marvel at the park’s attractions. Accompanying the flock of Potter fans was the complete cast of Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) toured around the park, stopping at sights such as the Three Broomsticks for a mug of Butterbeer and Honeydukes the infamous candy store for a taste of the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
At the theme park, visitors are able to go to various places such as Ollivanders (where one can purchase a wand) or the Hogwarts Castle where you can tour Dumbledore’s office. Tourists can also ride on a fearsome new attraction at this park called Dragon Challenge. This is a ride that involves two roller coasters that each has their own dragon as a theme: a Chinese Fireball or a Hungarian Horntail. Much like the Dueling Dragons ride that was housed in Islands of Adventure until it was closed, the roller coasters intertwine with each other as if the two dragons are fighting it out.
This is a sequel to the Harry Potter adaptations that will have people talking for a very long time.

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