Monday, July 9, 2007
Yes, a Harry Potter theme park. At Universal studios, coming in late 2009. According to Warner Bros., as reported in the comingsoon.net article, it will have "immersive rides and interactive attractions, as well as experiential shops and restaurants that will enable guests to sample fare from the wizarding world's best known establishments. Also debuting will be a state-of-the-art attraction that will bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in an exciting way that guests have never before experienced."
Well, I would take issue with the "never before experienced" part of that sentence. When I read, I experience things in my mind that no theme park could ever compete with. Or movie, for that matter. And in my imagination, the Leaky Cauldron is not full of a bunch of muggles with sunburns, cameras, cell phones and shorts. Still, I doubt I'd be able to resist checking it out! I love theme parks, and I love Harry Potter, so I would definitely be among the visiting muggles. (Not sunburned, though - I wear sunscreen.)