Harry Potter and Walt Disney Imagineering, together at last?
Published: October 17, 2006 at 11:09 AM
"After months of negotiations, JK Rowling has, according to a new report, signed a letter of intent to the Walt Disney Company allowing them to carry out preliminary construction on a theme park with Harry Potter characters. Although a letter of intent isn't legally-binding, it is "a serious intent to carry out certain business activities." The company is hoping for a definitive response from Jo on the situation by next summer."
For the record, Mugglenet is probably the biggest and most reliable Potter site on the net.
There have been rumors and wishful thinking scenarios about this for years, but now, it looks like it's really going down.
As a Harry Potter nut and a Disney freak, I am ecstatic. BUT...
Where will this park sit? How in depth will it go? Will it end up as a whole park or just a ride at Disney Studios, Orlando?
So many questions...so many possibilities.
Tell me you'll be able to be sorted and stay at Hogwarts in the dormatories. Tell me you'll be able to shop Diagon Alley and Hogsmead. Tell me they'll have Quidditch.
This is awesome.
[Editor's note: This has been a persistent rumor in the past, fed even by Universal at one point. See a previous Blog Flume entry for details.]