Harry Potter theme park

14 September 2010, 14:30

We now know more information about the Harry Potter theme park that's being built in Hertfordshire.

The Mayor of Watford - Dorothy Thornhill - met with the President of Warner Brothers last week to talk more about the £100 million project at Leavesden Studios in the town.

It's due to open at the site - where many of the films were shot - in 2012.

The Mayor told Heart what visitors can expect when it's complete:

"It will be the set, the stage, how the filming is done, all of that. They are intending to move quite quickly. This is a project that they hope will be complete within two years."

And she says she was especially interested in how the attraction will benefit the local economy:

"They will be providing upwards of between 80 and 100 jobs. And the centre will become a real centre for excellence for the top jobs in the country for people in the film industry. So if that is what you want to do for your profession, your future, this is where to come."

A full-scale Harry Potter theme park has already opened in America and whilst this atrraction is unlikely to be on anything like the same scale, studio bosses are hoping die-hard Potter fans will find it a huge draw.

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