A list of the “5 Coolest Theme Parks Around The World” has appeared at UPHAA, and I found it surprising, because none of them would have made my list. More troubling, though, is the inclusion of the “Harry Potter Theme Park.”
As with most of the mainstream press, UPHAA has confused what is simply going to be a “land” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with a complete theme park. While I have no doubt that Harry Potter would have been a great theme for a complete park, that’s not what the public is going to be getting when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens this spring. Let’s hope the general public doesn’t have overblown expectations, because I think it’s going to be a great addition to IOA. But it’s not a complete theme park.