Boris Johnson, Mayor Of London 'Jealous' Of Orlando-Based Harry Potter Theme Park, Compels Fans To Lobby For Park In London

06/07/2010 05:58 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson expressed "jealous irritation" Monday over the opening of the new Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park, based in Orlando, Fl., and urged fans to appeal to author JK Rowling to create a theme park in London.

Johnson wrote about the new Universal Studios theme park in his weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.

"I deeply and bitterly resent that Orlando is about to become the official place of pilgrimage for every Harry Potter fan on earth," Johnson wrote.

The mayor detailed his informal plan to bring Potter home:

"I appeal to the children of this country and to their Potter-fiend parents to write to Warner Bros and Universal, and perhaps, even, to the great JK herself. Bring Harry home to Britain - and if you want a site with less rainfall than Rome, with excellent public transport, and strong connections to Harry Potter, I have just the place."

The 20-acre Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park opens to the public this month at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

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