2013 Quidditch World Cup to be Played in Kissimmee

Next year, Harry Potter fans will have one more reason to visit the Orlando area.

That is because it has been announced that Kissimmee was chosen by the International Quidditch Association to host the World Cup VI games in 2013.

Though in the books and movies, the game is played by Potter and his schoolmates on flying broomsticks, in real life, players run with the brooms, instead. The IQA says it’s similar to rugby, but also has aspects of soccer, dodgeball, and basketball.

The exact location hasn’t been announced yet, but the dates are April 13 and 14.

If you want to get involved, but don’t play, the IQA is currently accepting applications for volunteers. There is a long list of open positions that you can apply for online.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at TheDisneyBlog.com. She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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