Ever since it was known that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park would include the Hog’s Head Pub, fans wondered if the eatery would also feature the Potter series’ famous moving hog’s head hanging within the inn.
Well wonder no more, as we bring you a photo of the impressive animated creature, mounted on the pub’s wall within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter:
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The Hog’s Head Pub will be home to a talking hog head that will interact with guests passing through. How much will it interact with park guests? Universal Orlando says it will “come alive and puff its jowls at visitors.” That means it will indeed move. The hog’s head pictured here will be the only one of its kind within the Wizard World.
The pub is located adjacent to the Three Broomsticks restaurant and is where guests will be able to enjoy a cold Butterbeer, pumpkin juice and other beverages.
The Hog’s Head Pub made numerous appearances throughout the Harry Potter stories, playing an instrumental role as the initial meeting place for “Dumbledore’s Army” in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Universal previously released concept art depicting what the rest of the Hog’s Head Pub will look like, prominently featuring an excited girl in the middle of the image pointing at what must be the animated hog’s head. (There also appears to be a mirror behind her reflecting an image of the hog’s head.)
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will officially open its doors on June 18, 2010.