I’ve done Disneyland.
I’ve done DisneyWorld, MGM Grand, and Epcot Center. I’ve done Kings Island, Six Flags, Worlds of Fun, Silver Dollar City, and Knotts Berry Farm.
At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done amusement parks, and they’ve done me.
Well, all that changed this week when Universal Orlando Resorts and Warner Brothers announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Spring 2010 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Great Merlin’s beard!
I was like a kid in a candy store at the Harry Potter exhibit in Chicago earlier this year…but to get the chance to tour Hogswarts Castle? To stroll down the streets of Hogsmeade? Buy magical candies at Honeydukes, or sip butterbear at Three Broomsticks? I will no doubt embarrass myself amid all the parents and children in attendance.
There are even going to be two rollercoasters — I mean, come on! How am I supposed to behave…like an adult?
Harry Potter turns us all into kids again. That’s the magic.