The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, doesn’t open for another two months, but RadarOnline.com gets a video sneak peek thanks to comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen takes super fans Alex and Nicholas into the theme park with her. The young fans quickly identify the Hogwart Express and they take of sip of Butter Beer, the non-alcoholic drink that Harry Potter and his friends drink when they go to the village of Hogsmeade. And new students are able to buy their own Gryffindor scarf.
There’s an Owl Post to send letters. Ellen jokes, “Whooo doesn’t love owls?” And the candy store has “love potion” also known as “pink coconut ice.”
When you enter Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey, you pass the towering castle gates and see the familiar halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
One of the most spectacular parts of the magical theme park is Dumbledore’s desk. It’s a warm wooden office filled with books. In this clip, Ellen finds books she authored herself inside.
Paintings hang from the wall with 3D characters that come to life.
And the roller coaster ride incorporates the newest state of the art technology. The actors shot an exclusive film just for the ride. Daniel Radcliffe says “the ride is just a condensed form of Harry’s life.”
The castle is imposing from the ground and from the air. Ellen jokes, “This looks just like Oprah’s house.”
The theme park opens June 18 at Universal Orlando Resort . Ellen airs in syndication. Check local listings.
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