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Last Updated: Thursday March 25 2010 20:09 GMT

Harry Potter theme park to open

Harry Potter theme park to open

This summer Harry Potter fans will be able to ride the Hogwarts Express and stroll through Professor Dumbledore's office for real.

It's been announced that the brand new Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida will open on Friday 18 June.

It's taken five years to build and everything at the fantasy park is based on the Potter books.

Fans will be able to try some butter beer and pumpkin juice and even come face to face with a Hungarian Horntail.

There are also a number of rides at the park.

The main attraction 'Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,' starts in Hogwarts Castle and will run through Professor Dumbledore's office, the Gryffindor common room and the Defense Against the Dark Arts Classroom.


Wizarding World of Harry Potter holiday packages have already gone on sale.

A four night stay at the park will cost a family of four around £1,000.