Universal Orlando to Expand Harry Potter Theme Park

by Christopher Freeburn | May 9, 2013 12:36 pm

orlandoharrypotterattraction 300x203 Universal Orlando to Expand Harry Potter Theme Park[1]Next year, Harry Potter devotees will have more adventures to explore[2] at a theme park attraction dedicated to the stories in J.K. Rowling’s line of children’s books.

On Wednesday, Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA[3]) Universal Orlando Resort said it is expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, adding new attractions, including a section based on the books’ “Diagon Alley” setting. The new area, which will be connected to the rest of the Harry Potter section by a train called the Hogwarts Express, is scheduled to open in 2014, the Associated Press noted.

Universal Orlando opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010. The Diagon Alley section, which will offer a restaurant and shopping in addition to Harry Potter attractions, will be built on the former site of the park’s Jaws-themed ride.

The company is collaborating with the designers to help Time Warner‘s (NYSE:TWX[4]) Warner Bros. recreate the imagery from the Harry Potter movies for the attraction.

Shares of Comcast in fell about 1% Thursday midday trading.

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  2. will have more adventures to explore: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/universal-orlando-announces-new-harry-potter-expansion-with-diagon-alley-london/2013/05/08/52a8dd46-b7f4-11e2-b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html
  3. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  4. TWX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWX

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