After defeating Voldemort and his Death Eaters in seven bestselling books and eight hit movies, Harry Potter is taking on perhaps his greatest challenge yet: boosting the Los Angeles economy.This attraction has been very popular at the Florida theme park, and given the interest in the Potter books and movies, it makes sense to bring it to LA. It probably won't open for another five years, but I'm guessing it will be tremendously popular when it does.
Universal Studios on Tuesday took the wraps off plans to build a Southern California version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which drove a 68% increase in attendance at its Orlando theme park during the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2010.
Ron Meyer, Universal's president, said his company would spend "several hundred million dollars" to create the attraction, which is expected to include a re-creation of Hogwarts Castle along with Potter-themed rides, shops and restaurants.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I must admit, I'm a fan of the Harry Potter franchise and once they finally get this built I'll probably have to go have a look:
Posted by Rick Moore on 12/07/2011