Well folks, I am already planning my vacation for late 2009. You might think it’s a tad early, but that might be because you haven’t seen the following press release:
Universal Studios is opening up a Harry Potter theme park in Florida complete with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village. “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….
Is it wrong for an adult to be so excited by this? I am already buying my ticket on the Hogwarts Express, which hopefully will be delivered by a white owl, dropping the envelope through my chimney. Well, I don’t have a chimney, but hey, that is what magic is for, right?
Oops, gotta go, my pumpkin juice is getting cold, and I don’t want to be late for my secret Dumbledore’s Army meeting! (Please don’t judge me.)