May 17: Participants at the Orlando International Pow Wow, a tourism trade group, receive a preview of Hogsmeade Village and the extensive queue in Hogwarts for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride but dont actually get on the ride. In the following days, Universal employees have similar experiences, and a few actors from the Potter films including Emma Watson (Hermione) tour the grounds. May 28: Special Harry Potter hotel packages begin.
Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel
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