'Harry Potter' News: Company Will Buy Polish Castle For Role-Playing Vacation Destination [VIDEO]
It looks like Universal's Harry Potter World might just be getting some fierce competition for dedicated wizarding fans.
The College of Wizardry is a role playing experience offered to Harry Potter fans looking to immerse themselves in a real-life Hogwarts stay. According to the Daily Mail on Friday, the company which runs the getaway is planning to buy a castle located in Czocha, Poland.
Originally coordinators intended to rent the castle, but now believe they can raise enough money to buy the property and design it as a full-time getaway destination for Harry Potter and LARP (Live Action Role Playing) enthusiasts.
With 200 openings for the April session, slots sold out completely in just 90 seconds. This only confirmed that demand for such an experience is incredibly high. Organizers hope that registration, as well as crowdfunding, will help to allow for a more immersive experience.
"If we raise more money, we can do more events," explained project coordinator Claus Raasted.
The four-day is based on the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, as well as the subsequent film series starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron). It allows fans to dress up, recreate scenes, and visit classic rooms recreated from the book and film series. The trip costs under $500 and has been put together by Rollespilsfabrikken (Danish) and Liveform (Polish).
The College of Wizardry opened back in December and intends to begin raising funds for upcoming events on Feb. 23.