What started out as an innocent question turned into so much more!
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Merlin's Beard are we excited for this expansion to open up, especially after the deets that have come out today about the Hogwarts Express!
Not only will guests get to experience the countryside while riding from King's Cross station in the London expansion being built at Universal Studios Florida to Hogsmeade over at Islands of Adventure, they will get to see characters and creatures along the way.
But there's more! There are actually two experiences for everyone riding the 200-seat Hogwarts Express that's nearly identical to that in the movie: one for the trip to Hogwarts, and the other for the trip to London!
And we know for sure that we're going to get to see Hagrid ride his flying motorcycle, the Knight bus stuck in London traffic, and the Weasley twins riding their brooms (we'd love to ride their brooms, too…wink!).
Bloody brilliant! And it won't even be in 3D! It will be real scenes acted out.
Also making an appearance on your ride will be Buckbeak, a Dementor attack, and maybe, just maybe an experience similar to the candy trolley!
Chocolate frogs for everyone! Gotta catch 'em all, right?
If you're not overcome with enough positive emotions to conjure a Patronus, then get a load of this! Just like passing though Platform 9 and 3/4 in the movies, you'll get to walk through bricks to board the train! Or at least it will appear like you're running through walls.
VP of Corporate Communications for Universal, Tom Schroder, put it like this at a recent press event:
"I don't want to give it away, you have to experience it. But you'll see people…Transition through the wall, and you'll transition through the wall as you go to the platform."
We need a good Wingardium Leviosa to raise our jaws from the floor.
Ch-ch-check out some more in a preview released by Universal today…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
tribe TV viewers have spoken…
American Idol, you have been beat by Survivor for the first time EVER!
It was a photo finish but the long-running CBS reality show appears to have edged out FOX’s singing competition by only a few hundred thousand viewers and a fraction of a rating’s point!
Survivor: Cagayan won Wednesday night with an audience of 9.86 million viewers and a key demo rating of 2.5 while A.I. came in second with 9.57 million watching at home and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49.
Damn that’s close!
There is a catch however…
Can U believe it's been 100 episodes since Glee made its way into everyone's hearts?!
We can't either!!
There's no doubt the 100th episode will be one of the most special ones ever since the Glee series charmed the world. Hello, Gleeks got to choose their favorite songs to be featured in the big one-double-oh, and it doesn't get any better than that!
With the big milestone just around the corner, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and the rest of the gang expressed their gratitude, relived some memories of past episodes, and even showed off some of their dance moves for a special performance!
Matthew Morrison remembered the first scene he ever shot for Glee, he said:
YES! YES! YESSSSS!!!
This is such a HUGE win!!!
The Boston Beer Company, ya know the ones who brew Sam Adams, have pulled OUT of the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade because the event has refused openly gay participants from marching in the parade!
The Boston Beer Co. decided to revoke their support because they were called out by a Boston restaurant who vowed they wouldn't serve its beer anymore, which prompted the courageous decision by the company!
They released a statement today that said:
It would be so fab if this former Broadway starlet (she was in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 2001) made her return to the Great White Way…
Especially in Disney's Frozen stage musical that's currently in the works!
Snowman building and all!
When asked if she'd be interested in producers pulling her for the part, she swiftly responded:
Work those muscles, Alexander Skarsgård!
We're not shocked at all to see the muscle-bound Swede walking into a gym in L.A. — a man in that good of shape obviously hits the gym and takes care of his temple.
Now if he'd just let us climb all over and perhaps take a tour inside his temple, that would be just great!
He's almost TOO handsome! More pics (below)!
[Image via WENN.]
Oooooooooh!! This is SO exciting!
The Backstreet Boys are going on tour AGAIN this summer!!!
Those five guys, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson, & Howie Dorough, paid a visit to Good Morning America to spill the AH-MAZE news!
Plus, they're being joined by Avril Lavigne!
Sounds like so much fun!
Let's just hope she doesn't storm off stage again!
Ch-ch-check out the announcement (above)!!!!