Harry Potter Theme Park Casts Parental Shakedown Spell In Orlando

Harry Potter’s greatest magic trick is his ability to take money from people in infinite ways. The boy wizard’s latest venture is the Universal-owned theme park-within-a-themepark The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened in Orlando this weekend.

The Potter zone, technically part of Universal’s Island of Adventure park, replicates settings from the books and films and incorporates some into rides. Admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure park, where the Harry Potter section is located, costs $79 for a one-day adult admission and $69 for a kid. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to go. Who else is willing to pay out the broomstick to face down mechanical Dementors?

Thousands flock to opening of Harry Potter theme park [BBC]