Universal is really trying to stick it to Disney in Orlando... the game has just been stepped up big time by Universal's announcement today that they are expanding their Christmas celebration to include the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley areas of the park.
According to their press release:
As night falls, a magical holiday transformation of Hogwarts castle will take place right before guests' eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle – bringing holiday spirit and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter series to life like never before.
Festive décor like ornate garlands will line the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Each storefront will be decked out with uniquely-themed decorations, and guests will enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and entertainment.
Not only do I wish I was a resident of Florida right now... but I'm having serious Christmas FOMO. Is that even possible when it's only April?
Oh... and for Harry Potter fans, Universal left this little nugget at the end of their release:
and even more exciting news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be released soon.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!? Are we getting the much rumored Forbidden Forest-themed ride? Something Fantastic Beasts-related?
TELL US, UNIVERSAL!