Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be open May 28
Word's breaking that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure
theme park on May 28.
I've gotten the word from a couple of sources, and a new vacation package that Universal's promoting for Harry Potter says that the offer is good for stays starting May 28.
That's the Friday that kicks off the Memorial Day weekend in the United States, which is a traditional opening date for theme park attractions in Orlando and Southern California. (Regional theme parks tend to debut their new rides when the park opens for the season.)
Keep in mind that this is the date when Universal's taking reservations for travel packages. I wouldn't be surprised to see the new land open before that date, at least on a "soft opening" basis. Universal previously announced that the new Harry Potter land would be open to at least walk through during Grad Nights in late April.
Update: Universal's really trying hard to cook some waffle into that opening date: From its press release:
The May 28 travel date was set to help consumers with vacation planning and does not represent the opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Universal has announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Spring 2010. Specific opening information will come as soon as it is available.
I read that as it'll be open on May 28, but might be open sooner.
Holidaying in Orlando in Early May from the UK, was hoping to at least have a look around, would be gutted as it may be a long time before i can afford to holiday there again. Come on Universal, get your finger out!!!!!!
they will be done, i was there in nov. and it was nearly done then, plus im pretty sure universal has learned its lesson after rip ride rockit. that being said, memorial days is going to be jam packed, i would wait till early november or december to visit, good weather and small lines.
RRR still isn't running to capacity, Luis. Maurer Söhne X-Coasters have a real bad track record in the States, ask folks living near
Hello, I received the email directly from Universal about the special package. I had my hotel booked for March/April and upon hearing the news, I canceled my reservation.
think with your dip stick jimmy!!!!!
However, you have to blame Universal for contracting with Maurer Söhne when they could have picked someone with a better (no pun intended)
As an Orlando native and theme park employee I know lots of people getting jobs over at the Potterland. Whispers of a Potter quiz have been circling around from applicants. Some believe that the better you do on the test, the more 'front line' position you may be qualified for. But with staff falling in place it probably will not be much longer before some soft opening occurs!
We did learn one more new thing today: according to the
Must be at least 48"? Thank God. That irritating house-elf Dobby won't be in line.
This sounds so amazing and I love how it's opening on my birthday!!
I really think it's going to open by the beginning of May. Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer, when the mad rush to Orlando begins, and Universal is really trying hard to pull visitors away from Disney.
we have spent thosands to come over for easter which is your spring break and it is surpossed to open then
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