January 10, 2012

Ginnifer Goodwin has the hair to play Harry Potter (5 PHOTOS)


Bewitching: Ginnifer Goodwin enjoyed a fairy tale getaway Friday at the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Disney World in Orlando, Florida
It's certainly been a bewitching weekend for Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin.

The actress took a break from her fairy tale themed ABC series to explore the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Ginnifer showed off her fondness for the Harry Potter books and movies by dressing up in a Hogwarts school robe and a Gryffindor scarf.

The 33-year-old even held a wand and tried to cast a spell as she was snapped smiling inside the popular attraction.

It was a fitting holiday getaway for the actress who stars in a fairy tale series on television.
She plays Snow White, on the hit ABC drama Once Upon a Time.

Ginnifer was the latest in a legion of stars who have visited the Disney attraction since it opened in the summer of 2010.

The 20-acre Wizarding World Oark is a huge hit, drawing more than 7million visitors from around the globe in its first year alone.

Iconic ride: Ginnifer stands in front of the flying car from the Harry Potter films

Huge hit: Millions of visitors from around the world have flocked to the Harry Potter themed attraction in Florida

Now a second attraction is now in the works in Los Angeles.

Universal Studios revealed earlier this month it is hoping to repeat the magic of the Orlando theme park at its Hollywood attraction, by reconstructing Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade as well as many of the roller coasters and other rides.

Fairy tale series: Ginnifer currently stars on the ABC hit Once Upon a Time

The official announcement about the new park was toasted by officials with 'Butterbeer', the iconic drink served in Hogsmeade's Three Broomsticks pub.

Officials did not say how many of the Florida rides would make their way to the Hollywood park, nor did they say if any new rides were envisaged. 

But they did reveal the new attraction would be created with the same commitment to authenticity to the books and movies as the one in Florida.


Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer called the announcement 'probably the best holiday gift we could give to the legions of Harry Potter fans worldwide.'

He added: 'Everyone involved with these projects is committed to continuing the enchantment of J.K. Rowling's masterful books as they were brought to life on screen in our eight films and dedicated to extending the magic of the experience for generations of fans to come.'

Charmed life: Ginnifer plays Snow White who is married to Prince Charming on Once Upon a Time

But it's not just the USA capitalising on its film links. There will soon be a Harry Potter attraction opening near London at the studios where many of the films were made.
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