Harry Potter Universal Reaction

Aside from the general happiness you’d expect there has been some interesting reaction from around the Harry Potter fan community.

The Leaky Cauldron links to an interview with Harry Potter designer Stuart Craig. Craig has been picked to work with the designers at Universal Studios to make sure the new land fits in with the world of Harry Potter. HPANA has the interview transcript.

Muggle Guide lists some possible attractions

  • Weasley’s Wizard Weezes Joke Shop
  • Gringotts Bank Roller Coaster Ride
  • The Forbiden Forest Ride
  • Hogwarts Express Ride
  • Azkaban Ride
  • Ministry of Magic Restaurant
  • Quiddich Field / Ride
  • Hogwarts Castle Ride (Maybe even a Hogwarts Hotel)
  • Shriking Shack Ride
  • Diagon Alley Shops
  • Knockturn Alley Shops
  • Hogsmead Shops
  • Olivanders Wand Shop

Universal Studios has set up a nicely themed website with some more info and a place to sign up for more newsletters on Harry Potter Land.

Btw, look for one of the main attractions to be a totally amazing roller coaster ride where guests move along a coaster track while also being moved in 360 degrees while riding on a Kuka arm. I saw a prototype of this at a convention a few years ago and was totally blown away by the possibilities.

Previously: Rumor confirmed, Potter coming to Universal.