A few details to find within Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Published: June 21, 2010 at 11:55 AM
The detail in this new land amazes, and several notes amuse as well. Here are three I especially loved.
First, sign on the stroller parking area next to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey:
Inside that ride, on doors that led to backstage areas, there were no clumsy "No Admittance" or even "Team Members Only" signs to break the theme. Instead, if you looked carefully for them, you saw this:
But my favorite detail was
not one that you'll be able to see on a future visit to the Wizarding World, I'm afraid. But last weekend, * you could find it hanging around the neck of every credentialed writer and photographer covering the grand opening:
Let's look closer at the inscription on the ribbon:
A brilliant imperative for a journalist, don't you think? (And a rare reference to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," too. Most of the Wizarding World's narrative takes place at the time of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.")
* Update: Universal *is* selling the lanyards. But the joke's simply not as funny unless they're around the necks of 100 journalists at once, is it?