Back in 1997 he flew into book stores as the "New York Times" Bestseller. But in the years to come, Harry Potter may be flying into Central Florida, and he'll be there to stay.
J.K. Rowling, author of the ever popular series, is preparing to sign a major deal with Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to create a multi-million dollar expansion for the Islands of Adventure theme park, which is part of the Universal Corporation.
After two years of negotiations, the deal with Universal came through. Rowling had talked with Disney first but turned them down due to the fact that they wanted total control of the project.
The Lost Continent section of the park is expected to be remodeled into what some are calling "Potterland". This new theme park experience could be built within as little as 18 months as soon as the deal has been finalized.
The experts think it is a great idea to incorporate this addition to Islands of Adventure, which is also home to areas themed on Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and Marvel comic superheroes. This could be Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure's first thrilling attraction since 1999 when the park made its debut.