Harry Potter News Round-Up
By: Haylee Fisher (@haylee_fisher)
Universal Studios Orlando executives have remained tight-lipped on an exact date for the opening of the expansion at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but that hasn’t stopped them from teasing what’s to come. Some new additions to the park include Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Knockturn Alley, and Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, the ability to ride the Hogwarts Express, and more. However, the area’s flagship attraction will be a roller coaster called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, a 3D ride set inside the wizard bank.
Take a look below at some new photos of the expansion and watch a video further detailing what visitors can expect from the roller coaster, including appearances from Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange!
In other news, it was announced the movie based on J.K. Rowling’s book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them will hit theaters November 18, 2016. Rowling will write the screenplay for the film that will follow Newt Scamander on his pursuit of magical creatures. Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, hopes it will be successful enough to launch a new franchise that takes place in the same world we Muggles have come to know and love.