Rowling Greenlights New Harry Potter-Themed Florida Park

J.K Rowling, the famed author of the Harry Potter series, has given the go-ahead for the creation of a Florida theme park dedicated to Harry Potter, scheduled to open in 2009. The park is a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Orlando Resort. "Over the years we've received thousands of letters from fans around the world wishing they could visit Hogwarts and the wonderful locations described in each of J.K. Rowling's beloved stories," Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. told Reuters. The popular Potter films have so far grossed more than $3.5 billion worldwide. Visit [] and [].