Harry Potter fans around the world are gonna have to get the broomsticks ready to head to Orlando. A new theme park is opening up in the Floridian city and there’s a massive section dedicated to the world’s most famous wizarding franchise.
'Universal Epic Universe' will be the fourth theme park made by Universal Orlando Resort. Yesterday, they shared a bunch of details about what the new park will look like, as well as the attractions that will be inside it.
Epic Universe will have “five incredibly themed worlds and, in those, over 50 unique compelling experiences,” said Mark Woodbury, the chairman and CEO of Universal Destinations and Experiences.
One of those worlds, or lands, is ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic’. It’ll be the third Harry Potter-themed zone across all of Universal’s theme parks and be based on 1920's Paris from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the British Ministry of Magic from the original book and film series.
Although Universal didn’t reveal details on the rides that’ll be there, Orlando Park Stop reports that “the main attraction for this land will likely be set within [the Ministry of Magic], located within a structure that will make it the largest indoor ride at Epic Universe.”
It will be a ride similar to the dark, scary-ish part of Rainbow’s End’s Log Flume, but the carts will have the ability to move up and down, as well as backward and forward. Dolores Umbridge is also rumoured to be the main villain in the ride.
Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025, will also include worlds based on Super Nintendo, the ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ film series, a monster-themed ‘Dark Universe’, and ‘Celestial Park’, an “astronomical and mythological” garden at the entrance of the park.
This does sound like a ball of a time, but I’d bet it’ll be worth a few pretty pennies to enter, so I’m going to get saving now!