Yes! YES YES YES!
We'd been so head over heels about the developments for The Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter coming to El Lay and Japan that we had forgotten about all of the changes in the works at the original, in Orlando, Florida!
But as we've reported, Universal is busy expanding the franchise from its Islands of Adventure location all the way to where the Jaws ride used to be, which will allegedly become a new and improved Diagon Alley and London set…and will even house a fully functional Hogwarts Express train that will transport visitors to the original 'Hogsmeade' location!
Hold on to your sorting hat, however, because apparently, this could all be happening much sooner than anyone had anticipated!
Like NEXT-YEAR sooner, you guys!
In an announcement made this morning by Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando:
“This summer [Universal Orlando Resort] will open the new Transformers 3-D ride, followed by the opening next year of a new resort hotel and the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
That means that Orlando will have expanded and re-vamped even BEFORE the Japan and El Lay parks are ready to be opened!
Guess that just means we'll have to book another trip to Florida! Oh WELL! LOLz!
In all seriousness though, we couldn't be more thrilled to see all the new delightful visual and thrill-seeking treats that are currently being brewed up for us over in their neck of the woods!
We just wish we had a time-turner so we could transport ourselves to the official re-opening day!
How about U? Are U excited for the changes coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?!
[Images via WENN.]
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