Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Harry Potter Theme Park set to open in Orlando

I know, I know, it's not really Twilight or vampire-related, but many of us are also HP fans, and I thought that this was a big enough story for our little blog. As you may or may not know, Universal Studios Orlando is building a "park within a theme park" called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Several attractions including rides, shops and restaurants are being planned. One interesting rumor is that a custom MagiQuest is in development for the park. MagiQuest is an interactive game you play using a wand that sort of operates like a remote control. In this application, kids could buy a wand, and would be able to point and cast spells on anything that had a small lightning bolt on it. I've played Magiquest in Tennessee--it's pretty clever. For example, you point and cast on a chest, and it magically opens and lights up. In another, you point and cast at a screen to battle a dragon, or to free a fairy. I can see this as a really amazing attribute to a Harry Potter themed park.

An exclusive video was aired in Florida about the progress of the parks that are to be opened in 2010. They're in two parts below for your viewing pleasure!


2 comments:

janey said...

It's exciting isn't it?! Development are already taking shape - whole areas are corndened off to allow the construction work to begin.

I am keeping tabs on what's happening with this new Harry Potter Theme park on my site too.

Debnog said...

THANKS JANEY!!!!

I am superexcited and have condo reservations for fall 2010. I'm really hoping it's ready by then! Can you look into your crystal ball and let me know?

Your site is really cool. I know that I'll be checking it often!