Universal Studios To Open Harry Potter Theme Park In Florida

Universal Studios is opening 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.