Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Opens June 18

Wizarding World of Harry PotterMuggles, mark your calendars.  Universal Orlando announced today that June 18, 2010, is the official public grand opening for their new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.  They also revealed some details of the new attraction: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.  Their initial announcement last fall had limited information about the attraction, so it’s nice to see what the designers have in mind for visitors.

Here’s a portion from the official press release:

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 25, 2010) – One of the most widely anticipated theme park entertainment experiences ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – is set for a public grand opening on June 18.

Today, Universal Orlando Resort also revealed details about what is expected to be one the most exciting theme park experiences ever created: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It will be one of three themed attractions within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This all new adventure combines a powerful storyline with spectacular new technology so effectively that guests will be completely immersed in the experience.

And as they live their adventure, guests will feel things no one has ever felt inside a theme park attraction, move in ways no one has ever moved, experience film like no one else ever has, explore vast sets punctuated by amazing special effects – and have an adventure only possible in Harry Potter’s world.

The new attraction lies deep within Hogwarts castle, a majestic structure that towers over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – the only place in the world where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films comes to life.

For the rest of the press release, additional park details, images and tickets, visit the official Universal Orlando Wizarding World web site.