Tuesday, September 15, 2009

this doesn't exist!

There is a new Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida. It will open next year.

Apparently "Magical instruments and equipment are available at Dervish and Banges, including everything needed to play Quidditch — a game like soccer played on flying broomsticks."

You can't buy Quiddich supplies! Golden snitches do not exist; nor do quaffles, bludgers, and least of all flying broomsticks. So no, everything needed to play quidditch is not available at Dervish and Banges.

This doesn't mean that I don't want to go to the Harry Potter theme park. I would love to go and not be a muggle for a day. But there has to be some reality. Especially when writing a news article for the AP.

1 comment:

Diane said...

They EXIST... they just don't function as they do in the book. A gold (plastic, I assume) ball with wings can be held and thrown across the room. I'm willing to bet the theme will be you won't experience a "quidditch" match as you know it because you actually are a "muggle."

That said... You'll include me when plans for a Florida trip start shaping up, right!?