The release date for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (pictured) has been bumped up two days to July 11, Muggles, but there’s even more exciting news: In late 2009, you’ll find “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.Little is known about the theme park’s plans, but presumably, we’ll be romping through the Hogwarts castle (fingers crossed for shifting stairways!), down Diagon Alley (a ride through the Gringotts vaults?) and into the Forbidden Forest (the return of Fluffy!).
So let’s hear your must-have attractions, PopWatchers. I’m only going if there’s a wax figure of Harry standing under the mistletoe in the Room of Requirement. I wouldn’t actually kiss him. I would just lean in like I was going to and make whoever I’ve dragged there with me take photos. Many photos.