Potter's Wizarding World Receives A 'Thumbs Up' From Hermione!

By Meera Dolasia on May 24, 2010

While the world anxiously awaits the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida, some of the lucky stars from the movie series, got a sneak preview last week. Their verdict? A resounding thumbs up!

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), was joined by Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Mathew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Oliver and James Phelps (George and Fred Weasley).

After posing for a picture outside Hoagsmede, the group made its way to the Three Broomsticks for a bite to eat and then to Hog's Head Pub for a taste of butterbeer. Then it was a visit to Zonko's joke shop and Honeydukes for some chocolate frogs. To equip themselves for the new year, the group strolled into Ollivander's, where Emma experienced a magical wand fitting.

Then it was time for the rides, which includes a family roller coaster called, 'Flight of the Hippograph' and a twin-speed roller coaster dubbed Dragon Challenge, after the Triwizard Tournament.

Also fun, was the Forbidden Journey, which takes visitors through Hogwarts and includes scenes and rooms from the entire series. While the group toured the Owl Post, there was no word whether they sent out any mail.

The 20-acre park, which is located inside Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure is scheduled to open on June 18th, but locals are hoping that they too will get a sneak preview before the rest of the world descends into Orlando!

sources: dailymail.co.uk, hollywoodcrush.mtv.com

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  • queensnitch
    queensnitchTuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm
    awesome place, ive been there
    • ginnypandas444
      ginnypandas444Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:36 am
      BEEN THERE IT'S INCREDIBLE BTW the ButterBeer is revolting. DO NOT BUY it is horrible and if you stir it with a straw IT EXPLODES LIKE A VOLCANO!
      • ts1989
        ts1989Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:19 am
        Omg I might go there in april
        • nick483
          nick483Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:17 am
          Harry potter is ok with me so far the twins looks so alike well they are brothers and very awesome pics
          • nick483
            nick483Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:17 am
            to harry potter lovers there is a new harry potter soon like 2018 or something like that
          • peacheslarue
            peacheslarueThursday, January 22, 2015 at 4:36 pm
            The Forbidden Journey is very scary i love harry potter world!! They spelled Hogsmeade wrong tho...
            • cheetahluver
              cheetahluverThursday, January 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm
              Haha I know right!!
            • 090509
              090509Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm
              i LOVE harry potter i am the #1 fan and i went there before
              • owlsarethebest
                owlsarethebestSunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:39 pm
                At Olivander's, I got Harry's wand.
                • owlsarethebest
                  owlsarethebestThursday, December 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm
                  Try FROZEN butter beer! It's SO gooood!!!!!!!!!!
                  • Draco MalfoyTuesday, December 16, 2014 at 8:03 am
                    I want to goooooooooo?!
                    • HarryPotterfanThursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:26 am
                      I went there it was so cool the rides were so awesome and the butter beer was so sweet

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