if I have kids when my child is 11 I’m going to give them their Hogwarts letter that says that unfortunately the class is full but instead they can go to Harry Potter Wizarding World on September 1st and I will take them and give them a sorting ceremony and robes and whatever they want cause that’s all I’ve ever wanted so that’s what they deserve
Harry Potter-themed laser tag. Everything is the same but instead of guns you get a wand attached to your vest and it shoots light and stuff and you can choose your spells at the beginning of the game.
Like, imagine it: Expelliarmus makes you unable to shoot spells for a few seconds; Lumos makes your wand shine enough for you to see; Stupefy turns off your opponent’s vest…
No but get this: it’s a maze and you’re not alone in there. No, there are monsters and creatures and fUCKING DEATH EATERS and your team has to find the Triwizard Cup first. Idk.
HARRY POTTER THEMED LASER TAG Y'ALL. SOMEBODY’S GOT TO FUND THIS.
As promised, Universal Orlando announced new details about the Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter this morning.
A press release, updated website, and new stills offer an early glimpse at what guests can expect onboard as they travel between Hogwarts/Hogsmeade and London/Diagon Alley beginning this summer at Universal Orlando.
“To board the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station, you’ll walk straight through a solid brick wall onto Platform 9 ¾,” Universal’s website says, “where a Hogwarts Prefect will be waiting to lead you to your passenger compartment.”
Your experience on board will be unique to the direction you’re traveling. “Once seated in the cabin, guests will be able to look out their windows as an incredibly authentic and magical adventure unfolds before them,” a press release states. “They’ll see Hagrid come alongside the train on his flying motorbike, Buckbeak the Hippogriff swoop gracefully over the black lake, the Weasley twins on brooms and up to their usual antics, the Knight Bus swerving through London traffic – and other special moments and surprises.”
Universal released three new stills from the journey today which depict Hagrid, Buckbeak, and one of the Weasley twins. These scenes will appear during the train ride outside of your window.
My headcanon is that the wizarding world in the USA has always been much more integrated. There aren’t many separate wizarding schools, but public schools all have secret wizard classes. There’s always that one door that’s always locked. You assume it’s a janitor’s closet, but is it really? Bricked over doorway? Wizards. Old factory with broken windows? Wizards. Anonymous, faceless warehouse in the middle of town? Wizards. Neighbour has weird plants in their garden? Secretly wizards.
(especially old factories with cool eye-shaped decorations on the corner!)
[[ I’m insanely curious about the wizarding worlds in countries different than England. How would the Native American history affect the American wizards? How would magic be viewed in Christian countries? What would a Muslim school of magic look like? Would the melodic nature of Chinese affect how spells are cast in this language? Just imagine if writers from all over the world united in creating a truly multicultural world of magic inspired by Rowling’s work.]]