Guinness Book Recognizes the World’s Largest Harry Potter Collection
The Guinness World Records has vetted a new record: the world’s largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, which belongs to Mexico City’s Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, reports the Associated Press.
The 37-year-old lawyer has dedicated two full rooms of his home to his “Potterabilia,” collected over a span of 14 years. That means Silva Vargas’s holdings predate the 2001 launch of the wildly popular eight installment Warner Brothers film franchise spawned by J.K. Rowling’s best selling young adult fantasy novels. The boy wizard is also the subject of his own theme park, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, which opened in 2010.
According to Guinness World Records officials, Silva Vargas’s collection weighs in at an astounding 3,097 pieces, smashing the old record of 807. The Potter trove includes the original books in a multitude of languages, trading cards, magic wands, Gryffindor scarves, Quidditch brooms, and toy figurines, among many other objects. Silva Vargas was presented with an official Guinness certificate recognizing the achievement on Monday.
Although the massive collection began unplanned, things quickly spiraled out of control. “My salary, my bonuses…it all ended up here,” Silva Vargas admitted to the AP, calling his obsession with all things Potter a blessing and a curse.
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What to watch out for when seeing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter– Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort vacation packages.
Universal Orlando‘s yearly passholders will certainly obtain very early accessibility to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on weekdays in September and also October.
Passholders have actually been alerted that they will have the ability to get in Potter attrractions in Universal Studios and also Islands of Adventure theme parks an hr prior to the scheduled opening time. The parks are presently set up to open up at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. throughout those months. Running hrs for certain days could be located at UniversalOrlando.com.
The Wizarding Worldof Harry Potter— Diagon Alley debuted July 8 at Universal Studios. Groups have actually been constant at the destination, specifically for the Harry Potter and also the Escape From Gringotts exciting adventure.
Diagon Alley is attached to the initial Wizarding Globe of Harry Potter– Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure using the Hogwarts Express, a train that mimics a quest in between London as well as Hogsmeade. A two-park ticket– that includes yearly passes– is needed to board the train and also check out both sides of Wizarding Globe.
Visitors at Universal’s 4 resorts likewise could obtain very early check out Wizarding World, provided they have appropriate admission to the park.
Universal states that the very early access belongs to its Passholder Recognition Month, which it will specificy later.