Feeds

Harry Potter theme park magically swallows big visitors

Flagship ride adjusted for larger cargoes

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The operators at the Harry Potter Theme Park are busily enlarging the attraction's key ride after finding that it is a little too snug for many visitors.

Universal Orlando announced on Monday it was "adjusting" the harnesses on its Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, in which robotic arms whirl carloads of punters around as they travel through part of Harry's fictional life.

The park had caught heat from visitors and critics over "size restrictions", Associated Press reports, which often were only apparent after wannabe wizards had endured a lengthy queue for the ride.

Last month Banks Lee took to the blogosphere to report that he was excluded from the ride because of his 300-pound frame.

Lee initially said he used the experience positively, taking it as motivation to lose weight. He said he was determined to slim down enough to pour himself into the ride by the end of the year.

However, Universal clearly doesn't want its customers to delay their gratification or simply wants to fill its vault at Gringotts, and decided to ensure that Lee and other similarly girthed customers can have their cake and eat it. Which according to Banks, he did. Magic. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.