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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Starting to Hire; Opening in January of 2010?

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2009, 08:21 AM

For many months we've reported the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction was due to open in early 2010. Today there is an article online regarding a young woman from the UK who has been hired to work at the Harry Potter park in Orlando, Florida.  In a joyful piece, she recounts how Universal is starting to hire for workers at the park, and says she "will be an attraction ambassador and part of the welcome team as the new island opens,” says Alyssa. “I’ll be on crowd control and it will involve handing out questionnaires and surveys to see how the new attraction is being received."

The piece says that young Alyssa Nicholas got the job as she is a student at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. As part of her 12 months work, she will be working in 3 months blocks at various parts of Universal, then continues: "In January next year, Alyssa will move on and be part of the grand opening of a new ‘island’ within the park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, said to be “the world’s first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment” based on the best-selling books and blockbuster films by JK Rowling." Alyssa also says of her job handing out questionnaires to all the Harry Potter fans that will be visiting the park: "This is important when you are dealing with a new attraction as it will quickly reveal how people are responding to it and throw up any initial problems that there might be. “It’s a great opportunity to be there when they open a new attraction like this. It’s a major event and it will be very busy.”

Good luck Alyssa! Please note: Scores of readers have asked about all other job opportunities at the theme park. Unfortunately we do not know when they will be hiring on large scale yet and will update with that when we can, and we also urge you to follow this site for more.

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OMG I can not wait to go! I am so excited that they are talking January!!

Posted by Harry Potter 4 Ever!! on June 18, 2009, 09:21 PM report to moderator
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OMG that is right in time for my 16th B-day!!! I am forsing my parents to take me to opening day!!!!!! Even if that means flying from California…

Posted by PadfootLover4ever on June 18, 2009, 09:29 PM report to moderator
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It would be great if it opens soon.

Posted by Garden State Geek on June 18, 2009, 09:36 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait to go to this.. i just have to find someone to go with me…

Posted by Horcruxalej on June 18, 2009, 10:56 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to be sorted — come on 2010!!!

Posted by Este on June 18, 2009, 11:17 PM report to moderator
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Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 19, 2009, 01:01 AM report to moderator
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will they be hiring a score of brits to try and make it realistic!? i would be up for it next summer, if they are taking us irish!

Posted by Celtise [TTW] on June 19, 2009, 01:53 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait for the park to open!! This is so exciting!!!

Posted by PygmyPuff85 on June 19, 2009, 02:10 AM report to moderator
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well if acting doesnt work out haha

Posted by peevespranker on June 19, 2009, 02:31 AM report to moderator
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Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on June 19, 2009, 02:40 AM report to moderator
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Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on June 19, 2009, 02:40 AM report to moderator
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Aahhhhh! I’m so excited!

Posted by Sarah on June 19, 2009, 02:45 AM report to moderator
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This will be great to have a place like the movie to visit.

Posted by HGROSS44 on June 19, 2009, 02:52 AM report to moderator
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