A Game Changer in the World of Theme Design
December 2, 2011 3 Comments
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando is one of the newest and most stunning displays of brick and mortar storytelling ever conceived. (photo by s. rink).
The Village of Hogsmeade, with its snow-covered rooftops, serves as the F&B and Retail street of the area. At the end of the street is Hogwarts Castle, built at a scale that works masterfully with each new vista.
The Castle rooms and corridors serve as the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Ride” que line and pre-show. All the details and gags we’ve come to know from J.K. Rowling and the movies are recreated here. (photo by s. rink)
The Sorting Hat prepares you for your adventure prior to boarding a state of the art robotic arm/ride vehicle that takes you seamlessly from one real environment (built set) to a projected simulation inside a small Omni Max dome.
Retail interiors are right out of the movies and sell many of the familiar products from the Harry Potter world.
If you’re a fan of the books, movies, or just want to see something impressive, head to Universal Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.