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

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Jun 18, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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.





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

Avatar ImageDolemite says: Nice I'll probably shoot for going Spring Break next year.Avatar ImageSmitch says: VERY exciting! Alyssa is lucky! Avatar Imagejonfrog says: man if i lived there i would definitely apply until i get a job on then island Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: So exciting! Avatar ImageErinM says: Sprng Break...Orlando here we come! I would LOVE to work there..anywhere. If I lived there, it would be so much fun to read the books, watch the movies, play on TLC and go TO WORK AT HOGWARTS!!! (Gasp!) Avatar ImageKristin1994 says: I think I would sell my left nut to work there . . . if I had one. Anyway maybe when I'm older! But yay I will go to opening day If I have to hitch hike across America! I wish I could work in Honeydukes!Avatar ImageKristin1994 says: I think I would sell my left nut to work there . . . if I had one. Anyway maybe when I'm older! But yay I will go to opening day If I have to hitch hike across America! I wish I could work in Honeydukes!Avatar ImageAsi says: Oh, I don't care how long it would take me to get there, I've already imformed my parentes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Imagetwinsrock says: I'm so glad it's before March! My twins turn 2 in march and then I have to pay for airfare for them. I've been saving for 2 years so I can go opening weekend or opening month. I heard rumors that it could possibly open on 12/15 of this year, and if that's true, I will be so happy that I get to do Christmas at Hogwarts! Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I'd love to work there - as Hagrid o' course - am rather tall and largeAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is a cool story :) lol ... they could hire Leaky people like if they want greeters or just people to answer questions about stuff like how a Portkey works or the date of the Goblin rebellion and its implications to the wizarding world ... you know, basic questions like that :D Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: @ Olivia Elaine...I hear ya :P Guess we'll just need to move to the sunshine state! lolAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: Excellent!!!Avatar Imagekingdom says: there is no way i'm missing this! next year i'll be turning 18 and i'll be taking a trip up to Orlando with my friends to be there for the opening! i could only get a job there for the summer, i'll be going off to college in the fall... but finally they'll be be doing something here in Florida instead of something across the world from me.Avatar Imagekingdom says: :screams:... can't wait!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh my gosh, January? That's my birthday month! YAY! I hope this is true. That'll be the best birthday ever. Hogwarts - that's my present! Lol x)Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I'm hoping I can get there for Spring Break! :-)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Definitely going to visit...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: coooooool!!Avatar ImageHydrus says: Cool! One month after my car's paid off.Avatar Imageravonja says: Oh yesssssss :) I really want to go. And maybe my friend can take me with her to her family who lives in Florida :) That girl Alyssa is REALLY luckyAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: What a lucky kid!Avatar Imageiheartpink says: i've told all my friends that we going to be first in line even if it means camping out in front of universal for a week. ; )Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I can't believe that it is opening in JANUARY 2010!Avatar Imagems.black parade says: yaaaaay good for u guys :( I'm already cant go there because our country is too far away but I'm happy for you guys :)Avatar ImageDolphingirl500 says: SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: how exciting! I almost wish I was still in FL just to work there! I would do so well in Flourish and Blotts ;)Avatar ImageCissyMalfoy says: That's awesome!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: I really want to go for the opening but its going to be sooooooo busy, I might have to wait a bit, its a long way to travel from the UK if the park is going to be crammed to the point of bursting. Avatar Imageliv-wa says: Hmm...the commuting hours from NY to Florida might just be a TAD too long [: Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: OMG I can not wait to go! I am so excited that they are talking January!!Avatar ImagePadfootLover4ever says: 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...Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: It would be great if it opens soon. Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i cant wait to go to this.. i just have to find someone to go with me...Avatar ImageEste says: I can't wait to be sorted -- come on 2010!!!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Excellent!!!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Excellent!!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: coolAvatar ImageCeltise says: 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!Avatar Imagepygmypuff85 says: I can't wait for the park to open!! This is so exciting!!!Avatar Imagepeevespranker says: well if acting doesnt work out hahaAvatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! SQUEE!! Jan 2010?? YES!!Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! SQUEE!! Jan 2010?? YES!!Avatar Imagefinniguffle651 says: Aahhhhh! I'm so excited!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: This will be great to have a place like the movie to visit.Avatar Imageidontneedausername says: i cant wait to go i live like 2-3 hours away from there, in a few years i hope to get a job there :DAvatar Imageidontneedausername says: i cant wait to go i live like 2-3 hours away from there, in a few years i hope to get a job there :DAvatar Imagehermione97 says: I hope I see her in 2010 in the park!Avatar Imagesessionka says: I should apply, as I'm "retired"... :-) Avatar Imageravensmith says: I think I could play a pretty convincing Angelina Johnson!Avatar Imagepotter_mom_in_GA says: I'm going to Orlando next week for vacation. I'm sure hoping to do some snooping!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Very cool. It's nice to have an idea of when it's going to open next year! :)Avatar Imagepotterrock says: greattt!! yayAvatar ImageIwishIwas@Hogwarts says: O MAN! I just know im going to be running around that park like a 5 year old whose had too much chocolate...my kids are gonna think im crazy lmao!Avatar ImageMr. Ollivander says: she is so lucky. cant waitAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot believe that Universal Studios takes the input of fans so seriously that they are actually hiring staff to seek it! I am impressed and both pleased that they care about our perspectives so on the theme park (of course, this is only to maximize profits, but I am going to pretend that it is because they love this fandom so).Avatar Imageempressa says: awesome! definitely planning a family trip to see this! i'll drag my husband, kicking and screaming, if i have to.Avatar ImageLeeann says: cant wait for it to open!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I can't wait! January is so much earlier then I thought it would be! Still far though :( 2010 will be awesome!

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