Perhaps it will be a frustrated Universal employee who inflicts this on an especially annoying or clueless visitor. Or maybe an older brother or sister, with a sick sense of humor, trying to convince a gullible younger sibling.
"Hey, how do we get to Harry Potter?"
"Oh, it's easy. You get there the same way as they did in the films. Platform 9 3/4"
"Platform 9 3/4. You know, like to get to the Hogwarts Express? It's a really cool effect - it was really expensive to produce and that's why it took them so long to open. You have to get a running start, then run through that brick wall over there."
"You're kidding me."
"No! I'm totally serious. Just run at the wall there, then it will open and you'll be on the ride."
I know, it's evil. ;-) But I will bet you a galleon that someone tries to pull this gag not long after the new land opens.
Update: Now that I think more about it, I think the most logical candidate to really, really want to try this gag might be a frustrated Disney cast member, after being asked about Harry Potter one too many times this summer.Tweet
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