September 15, 2009

World of Harry Potter to open in 2010

Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Tuesday announced their plans to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in spring 2010.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling's compelling stories and characters -- and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films -- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure will provide visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience complete with multiple attractions, shops and a signature eating establishment, the companies said in a news release.

All of the action and adventures of Harry Potter's world will come to life here at Universal Orlando Resort, Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Parks and Resorts, said in a statement. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be unlike any other experience on earth and we can't wait to see the looks on our guests' faces as they enter this rich environment.

Harry Potter continues to spark the imaginations of fans of all ages and we really have seen the anticipation continue to build for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, added Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.