Harry Potter expansion opening next year?

Either Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer has some inside information from Universal, or he is talking pure speculation.  During his State of the City Address on Wednesday, Buddy Dyer mentioned some new attractions coming to the Universal Orlando Resort.

“This summer (Universal) will open the new Transformers 3D ride, followed by the opening next year of a new resort hotel and the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” he said during his Address.

While the new resort is true, the Harry Potter expansion really has not had an official opening date announced yet.  Heck, it hasn’t even been officially announced.

A Universal representative replied to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s statement saying, “I don’t read the Mayor’s words the same as you.  All we have announced is that there will be a significant expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Anything else is your own speculation.”

Do you think the Harry Potter expansion will be ready by next year?

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed