Universal to add L.A. Harry Potter theme park, expand HP theme park in Orlando!
This was the press release issued yesterday:
"Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts today
announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
– the enormously popular themed entertainment environment which debuted
in Orlando in June 2010 – to Universal Studios Hollywood.
The two companies also announced their plans to significantly expand
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood
will be as impressive as what has been created in Orlando
– and is expected to transform tourism in Los Angeles for decades to come.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be created
with the same commitment to authenticity and the same level of talent and resources
as its Orlando counterpart.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort opened in June 2010
Specific details of its expansion will be announced over time.
"The announcement of our partnership with Universal to bring
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood and expand
what already exists in Orlando is probably the best holiday gift
we could give to the legions of Harry Potter fans worldwide,"
said Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.
"Everyone involved with these projects is committed to continuing the enchantment
of J.K. Rowling’s masterful books as they were brought to life on screen in our eight films
and dedicated to extending the magic of the experience for generations of fans to come."
This announcement may indeed "bring back the old crowd", as the phrase is,
and may bring both new and old Harry Potter fans back to the WWoHP theme park.
Which is the bigger newstory? The Orlando WWoHP expansion,
or the newly announced L.A. addition? You decide!
Posted by Daniel On Wednesday, December 07, 2011