Harry Potter Comes to Life at Universal Orlando!

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Muggles, what if you were able to experience the world of Harry Potter in real life? Well, now you can! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to open in Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure next spring, and it's jam-packed with wizard-themed roller coasters, rides, shops and restaurants!

"I know that I would come out of films, when I was younger, and absolutely just wish that world could be real, and that I could be a part of it," Daniel Radcliffe said in an interview about the new attraction. "So it's amazing that people will get to do that."

Based on the characters and stories in J.K. Rowling's popular series, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature the Dragon Challenge roller coaster and the family coaster Flight of the Hippogriff, reports the Orlando Sentinel. You'll be able to send Hogsmeade-postmarked letters from the Owl Post and buy magical souvenirs from stores like Zonko's and Honeydukes. After you've worked up an appetite, you and your family can recharge at Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head pub where you can try nonalcoholic butterbeer!

"I've never heard or seen anything like this before," Emma Watson added. "I think it's going to be completely unprecedented and it's just really, really going to be amazing."

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Orlando Resort in spring 2010.

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