A few months ago I was lucky to visit the beautiful country United States. I visited Miami, Orlando there. Orlando contains the most amusements park in the world. And the parks definitely understand what the people want. In Orlando I visited Universal Studios, both parks. Which both contains a large amount of stories and adventures such as Jurassic Park, Spiderman and Harry Potter. At every corner you step in to a new world and even the toilet has wizards or a different theme.
For years I have been a Harry Potter fan and since I grew up with him I saw every single movie at least once or even more. When we realized there was a whole village dedicated to Harry Potter in Universal I immediately got crazy exited. When you enter this village it feels like you stepped in to the movie. There was a candy store containing al the real candy that you see in the movie. The candy store sold things like exploding bonbons, nosebleed nougat and the chocolate frog which unfortunately wasn’t moving in real life. And that was only the beginning.
The village had a wand shop, including a show on how to get your destined wand. The Hogward train and many more. But today I want to tell you more about the biggest attraction at the Harry Potter village. You enter the big castle of Hogwards where the long (really long) waiting line starts. This line takes you through the Defence against the dark arts room, the art gallery, Dumbledores office and more. In every room there are animations that make the line interactive. You see Dumbledore in a meeting, Hermoine and Ron speak to you and tell you what is going to happen. The attraction itself is even more amazing than the show around it. It might sound as if I am a real nerd, but if that is the case than I am proud of it. The attraction was a 3D rollercoaster where you followed Harry Potter at his adventures. You followed him at a broom while he tried to escape of a dragon, got in a magic fight and more. The attraction is made as if you are in his world.
Why I think it is cool?
I think the Harry Potter village and especially the Hogwards castle because it takes experience economy to a new level. When you enter this village you are in a different world and you forget your problems and everything about the real world. This is a good example of experience economy because the Harry Potter village is so surreal, you do not need to imagine a world the park did this for you. It is a true escape for real life.