We’re a little late on this! A week ago today, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened up at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
I. Have. No. Words.
Except to say that I really, really want to go. I’m dying to go. I’m not one for swarming in crowds, but I’d chance it for this, almost. Well, if I lived a little closer than I do, that is. Here’s a fun little video highlighting the grand opening of the park, complete with glimpses of J.K. Rowling and all of our favorite wizardy boys…
In other Harry news, the filming for Deathly Hallows is now complete. That news in and of itself hurt for me to hear a little bit. I’m really glad the book is being split into two films, because I’m honestly glad to be able to stretch that little bit of new Harry Potter joy out for a wee bit longer, and now at least I know that when the films are done, I’ll have this lovely park to look forward to! Hope the butterbeer is still fresh!
So, I can’t deny that I’m a geek. I’m a fangirl, which, while not being the worst possible variety of geek out there, is definitely not anything to brag about. That said, when it comes to something like Harry Potter… can you blame me?
Which is the exact reason that I’m so very, very excited about this:
Is that—why yes, it is. It’s a sample picture from the new Harry Potter LEGO video game that’s due out in May of this year. I have to admit that I’m not a big gamer—at all—but LEGO video games are one big exception to that. They’re fun and stress-free games (they’re made for little kids, after all!) and you get to see some of your favorite characters of all time in LEGO—which is half of the fun in the first place!
I’ve loved the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and especially Batman LEGO video games, but now there’s a video game for the geekiest geektastic side of my fandom-loving personality, Harry Potter itself. The game is supposed to have more than 100 characters from the Potter world, and will have the PS3 capability of creating and sharing your own levels. Which, needless to say, is awesome-possum. So yes, I am fangirl, hear me geek. To the Hedwig theme, preferably.