1-31-10Peek at Harry Potter's world as it takes shape
The 20-acre "world" will replicate aspects of Hogsmeade village, including Ollivander's wand shop, where the wand chooses you.
In an exclusive arrangement with USA TODAY, the theme park is providing a virtual sneak peek via an augmented-reality map, which, with the aid of a webcam, offers a bird's-eye view of Harry Potter's new world.
The centerpiece is Hogwarts castle, rising more than 150 feet and visible from beyond park boundaries. It houses Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a "dark ride" that uses robotic arms to move passengers in various ways as they pass through scenes from the movies, says Robert Niles of industry tracker ThemeParkInsider.com.harrypotter3d.comHarry Potter in Augmented Realityharrypotterspage.com 2010/01/28/ reminder-get-the-usa-today-today-for-wwohp-3d-peek