Magical Beasts Set Free In New York City

There’s hardly a child, or even a parent for that matter, who’s never heard of the story of Harry Potter, the boy who lived. Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J.K. Rowling between 1997 and 2007. Although eight publishers rejected the publication of her first book, Bloomsbury did so. Neither they nor J.K. Rowling expected such a positive reception. Seven books later and there’s a whole franchise surrounding the life of and adventures of Mr. Potter. The film adaptations were also a huge success, captivating people of all ages. Harry Potter has become a brand and is right up there with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a theme park which first opened in Universal Studios’ Orlando resort. There, fans have the opportunity to walk in Harry’s shoes and visit Hogwarts castle, Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank, Hogsmeade and even ride the Hogwarts Express. It’s an experience every fan should try. There’s just so much fun in drinking Butterbeer at the Leaky Cauldron or getting a wand from Ollivander’s and performing spells around the park.
As with all brands, more products need to be put on the market for business to flourish. When I first heard of a new Harry Potter themed-movie I was a bit sceptical knowing how other franchises have failed in the past. Learning that J.K. Rowling was the writer of the story was quite the relief. The character whose story was to be told was already part of the main Harry Potter books and we had therefore heard of him before. Newt Scamander was a famous author in the Harry Potter universe whose book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ was part of the Hogwarts curriculum. His story is a fun one and lets you revisit the beloved magical world. If you enjoy all things magic, this is definitely a film worth seeing!