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Harry Potter Theme Park Opens June 18

Move over, Mickey Mouse: Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter Theme Park will open June 18. The theme park will feature two areas, one based on Hogwarts Castle and the other based on Hogsmeade Village. There will also be at least two roller coasters, with one based on the Triwizard Tournament and the other based on flying on a hippogriff. The main experience of the park will be the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride in Hogwarts Castle. It will include a film featuring the movie franchise’s star actors. Daniel Radcliffe calls it a “condensed form of the chaos of Harry’s life.”