At some point we all knew that J.K. Rowling would close up shop on the Harry Potter universe. Most assume she’s going to retire and swim naked in the piles of cash and coin being kept in a vault. But no one had any idea that Universal Studios, makers of theme parks and increasingly better Harry Potter movies, has decided to build a Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” will open in late 2009 in Orlando, officials said Thursday.
“The plans I’ve seen look incredibly exciting, and I don’t think fans of the books or films will be disappointed,” said author J.K. Rowling, who has been working with a creative team to make sure the park resembles the books and films.
The Potter park will allow visitors to view the iconic locations in Rowling’s magical world, like Dumbledore’s office in Hogwarts and the shops in Hogsmeade. Some locations may be in upcoming books, Trowbridge said.
Trowbridge said while there would not be any character lookalikes at the park, fans wanting to see Harry Potter and his magical friends wouldn’t leave disappointed.
Did you hear that faint sigh? Cause Daniel Radcliffe just heard the news and realized his plans for a post-Harry Potter acting career have been put on hold indefinitely. No character lookalikes, cause they’ll coerce the real actors to play the parts!
The studio will spend no expense and they’re thinking it may look similar to this: