September 5, 2009

Universal to offer glimpse of Potter park

Universal Orlando promises a first-ever glimpse later this month of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at its Islands of Adventure park in Florida.

The glimpse will come in the form of a Webcast on Sept. 15, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Reporters and bloggers have been getting invitations to the event.

Universal announced the Wizarding World in May 2007 and has released few details since. The theme park within a theme park is expected to include a 15-story Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

There will also be a Hogsmeade Village with shops selling chocolate frogs, butter beer and wands.

Presumably, visitors will pay in U.S. currency, not in the knuts, sickles and galleons of Harry Potter's world.