Who'll be the the first to try the Platform 9 3/4 gag at Harry Potter?
Published: April 20, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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."
Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station in London
"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.