Monday, November 29, 1999

Wizarding World of Harry Potter boss hopes park boosts tourism in Florida

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London, June 17 (ANI): The boss of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has said that he expects the theme park to help boost tourism in Orlando.Bill Davis, President of Universal Orlando Resorts, said ahead of its launch that he expects the park to continue to draw in visitors despite the global recession."We obviously expect a very nice affect on attendance, hopefully starting from this Friday," Sky News quoted him as saying."And frankly we expect it will help tourism in central Florida and Orlando in particular."Attendance is something we always look at, I think we'll be fine," he added.The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, situated at Universal's Islands of Adventure, is estimated to have cost around 200million dollars.Though it has been estimated that the overall cost to the tourism industry in the state could run into billions of dollars, Davis said he remains optimistic for the future. (ANI)

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