Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Florida 2010
Creators of the theme park said on Tuesday there would be three major attractions, including a “Forbidden Journey” ride set in the iconic Hogwart’s Castle.
“(It is) brand new, extremely exciting, never been done, never been seen before. I can’t say big enough words. It’s going to be absolutely mind-blowing,” said Alan Gilmore, the project’s supervising art director and art director on two Harry Potter films.
Major attractions include the Dragon Challenge, a high-speed ride described as “definitely for the brave.” It is based on the Triwizard Tournament, a fictional 13th century contest between students of the three most prestigious magical schools of Europe.
Another is Flight of the Hippogriff, a coaster based on Rowlings’ magical creature with the head, wings and front legs of a giant eagle and body, hind legs and tail of a horse.