· The Hog's Head Pub will serve Butterbeer (which tastes like "shortbread biscuits and butterscotch"), pumpkin juice and "traditional Scottish fayre, like Cornish Pasties and Fish and Chips."
· Hogwarts is only a few hundred feet high, but cleverly landscaped so that it looks more than a thousand feet tall
· At the Owlery, you'll be able to mail letters with a Hogsmeade postmark
· The construction of the park is blocked by a decree: "‘Proclamation — Ministry Decree No. 01 — Magic at Work. Your Patience is Requested."
· The only really finished areas right now are the gift shops, presumably for showing off the goods to journalists
· According to the guide who took the Daily Mail writer around, "the whole Wizarding experience will take about half a day, ‘unless you’re a ‘superfan’, in which case you could be here ‘for days.’"
Odds are that the star-studded June 18 opening will be when the existence of the park really hits mainstream knowledge, since it's expected that all of the movie actors will show up, and even author J.K. Rowling, who hasn't yet seen the park for herself, even though she'll get some $15 million dollars in annual licensing fees from it.
· Hogwarts or hogwash? Will The Wizarding World of Harry Potter live up to the hype? [DailyMail]
· The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Actually Opens May 28, to the British! [Jaunted]
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