Harry Potter Theme Park Opening Soon
Posted on Fri Mar 26, 2010 08:01 AM PDT

harrypotter200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Universal Orlando has announced that June 18th will be the grand-opening date for the Wizardly World of Harry Potter, a 20-acre expansion to Islands of Adventure.

The new $200-million theme park addition is currently under construction with dozens of painters and carpenters putting the intricate details on elements from Harry Potter's world like Horgwarts Castle and Hogsmeade Village. Wizardly World will also feature a new ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Characters from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series appear throughout the ride including Dumbledore, Hermione and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry. Universal says that they've created new technology for Forbidden Journey, but the majority of the ride's elements have remained a secret.

Unlike Disneyland, the park says that there will be no walk-around Potter characters.

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