Tom Felton Visits Future Home of “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando

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Jan 04, 2009

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Actor Tom Felton paid a visit to the future home of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park attraction during a trip to Universal Orlando, Florida. Thanks to Universal for letting us know about new photos of the Draco Malfoy actor at the park, including this one of Tom checking out the Ministry of Magic signs, heralding the construction of the park (smaller photo available here).

Not certain if Draco would take this on (given his bad interaction with Buckbeak) but a second photo shows Tom Felton and girlfriend Jade enjoying the Dueling Dragons ride.

On a related note, be sure to check out these fantastic new aerial photos of the ongoing work courtesy the Themepark guy, thanks so much Stefan! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is currently under construction in Florida as part of the Universal Theme park complex, and will be opened to the public sometime in 2010.





65 Responses to Tom Felton Visits Future Home of “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando

Avatar Image says: Wow! Tom looks very different in the second photo! Im looking forward to it opening soon! Anyone know if there are going to be cast members at the opening?! xxAvatar Image says: Wizarding World of HP....strange name when Harry himself proved he isn't a wizard at the end of Hallows.Avatar Image says: OMG Tom looks horrible!!what happened????he was GORGEOUS in POA...i'm shocked.Avatar Image says: "Wizarding World of HP….strange name when Harry himself proved he isn’t a wizard at the end of Hallows." RoonilWazlib what do you mean by that? I'm intrigued...Avatar Image says: Wow, makeup CERTAINLY makes a difference D; Never a big Tom fan but oh man, he doesn't look too well or that's just how he always looks xDAvatar Image says: hahaha that picture's adorable!Avatar Image says: Yeah, Pete, I´m intrigued too. lol must be some kind of joke I didn´t get.Avatar Image says: I'd always thought that the series would end with the part of Voldermort that was in Harry getting destroyed and harry never being able to do magic again but still being happy... Tom's looking pretty cute though!Avatar Image says: I need to win the lottery ASAP. I want to take my whole family and some close friends to the opening of the park. I guess I should buy some lotto tickets first, huh? lolAvatar Image says: dueling dragon ride........pinkish??Avatar Image says: Oh, Tom and Jade in my state and only 100 miles away. They are so cute always holding hands. Oh love in your early years-that’s when it was fun. :) I wonder when this was. Was it just this weekend? The poor boy is really losing his hair and it probably from all that hair die to make his hair so blonde. He should part his hair like in HBP or POA the hair people really hide his hairline pretty well for the movies. Avatar Image says: Wizarding World of HP….strange name when Harry himself proved he isn’t a wizard at the end of Hallows." Of course he is a wizzard, HOW can you be an auror and not be a wizzard?Avatar Image says: The park looks awesome! I can't wait till it opens. Tom looks... weird. Anyway, the ride is pink, not the colour of thsat dragon.Avatar Image says: I have to smile at the comment about how cute Tom was in POA and how...well.....different he looks now. A line from Ballet Shoes comes to mind, when Gum says "I brough entrancements home, I brought babies...." To which Garney replies, "Babies grow up, GUM." :) Avatar Image says: Wow-We were there new years day!! i have the same pix of me in front of the signs, and the hp shields and the coming soon signs... Couldn't see much else though. My hubby stuck his phone thru a hole in the wall and took a great picture of a mound of dirt! We joked that it was the castle with muggle repelling charms;-) Over all though we found Universal and IoA a bit disappointing. maybe because it was too cold to do the water rides and very crowded. Too bad we missed Tom- probably wouldn't have recognized him anyway!!!Avatar Image says: Wow-We were there new years day!! i have the same pix of me in front of the signs, and the hp shields and the coming soon signs... Couldn't see much else though. My hubby stuck his phone thru a hole in the wall and took a great picture of a mound of dirt! We joked that it was the castle with muggle repelling charms;-) Over all though we found Universal and IoA a bit disappointing. maybe because it was too cold to do the water rides and very crowded. Too bad we missed Tom- probably wouldn't have recognized him anyway!!!Avatar Image says: Tom looks really skinny in the rollercoaster pic....Mrs Weasley would be horrified and demand he eat 10 helpings of everything!!Avatar Image says: wow, Manda you're so right! He looks unbelievably skinny, I wish Mrs Weasley would go and sort him out =]Avatar Image says: It all looks a lot more "roller-coastery-y" than I was imagining, I can't wait to really see the HP touches and not so much the "theme park" stuff. Avatar Image says: Wow this is realy making me excited! I love seeing new pictures. And about this comment... " Wizarding World of HP….strange name when Harry himself proved he isn’t a wizard at the end of Hallows.".......I'm confused too... I'm sorry but I was under the impression that the Harry Potter books were about Harry Potter a boy WIZARD?! Am I right? :) Avatar Image says: Yeah he looks very thin, and his hair is receding. Now all us adoring fans shall worry about him....Avatar Image says: He has a very unfortunate face....Avatar Image says: Awwww, I love his big smile! ^_^Avatar Image says: I guess Tom didn't get the good luck of Dan on the growing up on looks part, Tom looks really bad (ugly!) but like I said before not all teenages are as lucky as Dan.Avatar Image says: "as lucky as Dan"?? umm most people wouldn't really agree with that. Avatar Image says: sorry Mary, but most people agree with me...so many polls stating how hot he is is not just my opinion but the press and most fans and none fans!Avatar Image says: Oh my goodness, when I read all the comments about how bad Tom looked I thought, "maybe we're just used to movie makeup", which is fairly intense, by the way. But he looks down right sick. The shots of him on the coaster, he's skin and bone! I hope he's doing all right, maybe it was just a rough plane ride.Avatar Image says: Yeah, he looks pretty bad. He has a receding hairline... You can already see it. But I still love him! Haha Avatar Image says: "but most people agree with me…so many polls stating how hot he is is not just my opinion but the press and most fans and none fans!" I think you'll find that a lot more people than you'd expect think DanRad looked better when he was younger. The only people who vote in those polls are the scary rabid fangirls...so I don't think you should cite them as a credible source. As for Tom...I think he looks fine...other than being a little skinner than I'd expect. Give that boy some Haagen Dazs. Avatar Image says: COOL! I'm sooo going there!Avatar Image says: Interesting bit of trivia: not all of the shoulder bars on the Dueling Dragons (which has not yet been converted for the Harry Potter makeover) are pink; the coaster train is shaped to look like a dragon, with its mouth in the very front (where Tom is riding). The pink shoulder bars are meant to imitate the dragon's tongue. Avatar Image says: he going bald. See the lines... :) Its ok Tom. Happens to alot of people...Avatar Image says: Ha, how did JK Rowling know that Draco Malfoy was gonna end up going bald? Ride looks cool.Avatar Image says: Jenny,go to Broadway World or other forums WITHOUT FANGIRLS and you'll see this comments:"LOVE him""he is so smart""i met him and he was so sweet"so the fangirls aren't alone in that polls,the MEDIA say"the handsome and talented actor...""Daniel Radcliffe sexy in Details",Richard Griffiths is jealous of him for his looks and youth and more...sorry but he has the hottie status now,even in yahoo many questions are"who is hotter?Daniel Radcliffe or Robert Pattinson?"Avatar Image says: Oh!and most people say that he looked better younger because they can't see him as an adult,i.e now they say"please,shave"because he has a beard and most people still say"he is a wizard".The ignorance is terrible.Avatar Image says: Surely you don't think 'hotness' is defined by media's view of who's hot and who's not? Media goes with what sells. HP and Twilight are profitable franchises, hence Dan and Rob are hot property whether they're handsome or not. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder isn't it? Personally I prefer Rupert to both Tom, Dan and Rob, but I doubt any quotes backing me up from fangirls, media or costar will convince anyone who doesn't feel that way.Avatar Image says: Well..is your opinion Karin but i think that Jenny is a member of ONTD,i dont know why...she calls him"Danrad"(horrible name)and the people on that site hate him with passion without any reason. Avatar Image says: Tom looks kinda...weird, but i still love him! Can't wait till the theme park, i might just have to move there XDAvatar Image says: Jenny, please give me facts and not just "blah blah blah" because that's pointless., the polls, MSN, Yahoo, even Poeple are sooooo into Dan's looks, I know that's soooo superficial but heck most of those polls are about looks than talent, even though we all know Dan is very talented. no question about that!Avatar Image says: I just love this quote but any Rupert fan that try to make Rupert hot "Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?"...sure it is on your eyes! Avatar Image says: @Santos. Well, I thought that was a universal opinion, no matter whose looks you fancy, that some people see beauty where others don't and vice versa. To try and make it 'objective' doesn't work. @Miia, Mora and Jenny. Objective proof doesn't exist. You can squabble all you want, the point is that no 'proof' exists that anyone's good looking. Media cares about selling. They know Dan's fanbase is big so they will promote him as 'hot' because it sells. This goes for all actors. Like you say, it's so superficial, but I'm afraid it's even more superficial than you think. It's not even about who you ACTUALLY think looks good, it's about who sells. Everyone's entitled to their personal favourite, I'm not trying to offend or convert anyone...Avatar Image says: Tom and his girlfriend are adorable. ^_^ I've wondered before if JKR noticed Tom's receding hairline and based Draco's epilogue appearance on that. It would be cute, if that was the case. Avatar Image says: Um... what's wrong with you people? What has his looks got to do with this story? I think many of you are being very rude. Poor guy. Anyway, I hope he enjoyed it. I can't wait until it opens! I might have to wait until Infinitus to go rather than going on opening day, but it'll be worth it in the end. Avatar Image says: Karin, I think beauty can be define easily without too much of the "beauty is on the eye of the beholder" there is hot, cute, sexy and normal looking, and no matter how you put it trying to find a common ground for Rupert, hot IS hot, unless you're blind or simply you don't go for attrative king of people and go more for the everyday look, it is superficial but what sells is hot, because ugly doesn't!Avatar Image says: I don't care whos good looking and who isnt I'm still just confused about the Harry Potter is not a wizard commentAvatar Image says: Will someone PLEASE feed that child!!!???Avatar Image says: I think Tom looks about right he has always been skinny and I think his robes and that makes him look bigger then he really is :-) after all they do say you look about 10lbs bigger on camera LOL. I wish I lived in Florida so I could go to the park. The way it is I will have to find a lot of money to go there from here LOL "Wizarding World of HP….strange name when Harry himself proved he isn’t a wizard at the end of Hallows." RoonilWazlib what do you mean by that? Yes Harry did lose some of the magic stuff he could do that was part of Voldemort but he didn't lose all his magic he wasn't able to talk to snake's any more though. If you read the rest of the book you would have know that LOL. Avatar Image says: OMG he used to look soooo hot what happened?!Avatar Image says: Please cut the boy some slack. No wonder all the actors say that they would NEVER consider visiting a fan site. You people are ruthless. Instead of shunning the cameras and being rude, Tom graciously allowed himself to be photographed while on a personal vacation, and this is what he gets for it. He looks like he's having fun. I'm happy for him.Avatar Image says: Girlfriend Jade looks very nice. Avatar Image says: The only thing that stinks it that theyre supposed to be closing dueling dragons. as for cast member hiring, they have info on the website. Im so gonna audition, i like like 25 minutes away. be jealous.Avatar Image says: his gf is so pretty!! haha those are adoreable pics, he looks so different though ?Avatar Image says: GIRLFRIEND JADE??? whuttt??? :[Avatar Imagebusybusybeta says: HEY GUYS! I FOUND A GROUP ON FACEBOOK, CALLED "Tom Felton is BALDING! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!" lol, it's relatively new, but join it, anyway. i think it's hilarious (the group, not the fact that tom's going bald.).Avatar Imageultraviolet says: I cant wait to go, but ill have to wait at least 2years until im 18, even then i wont have enough money to go *cries* erm, i dont remember reading about Harry not being a wizard?Avatar ImageEva.Stormz says: How exciting!!!Avatar ImageMockingPotter says: I don't think he looks that bad... At least he isn't as pale as in the movies, plus here he isn't scowling, but I actually think he might look better with a grimace on his face.. Avatar ImagevampressISap0tter says: I love it. :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Awesome!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Looks fun!Avatar ImageTheRebekinator says: I want to go SO badly !Avatar Imageultraviolet says: mmmm why cant Tom Felton just be there alllll the timeAvatar Imageviviecles421 says: The Harry Potter ride is fantastic! It's so interactive!Avatar ImageGryffindorHufflepuff says: We went to Universal Studios(Where WWOHP is) last year, but we went about a month before it opened... I cried when my parents told me we weren't going there, it has always been a dream to be able to go to a HP world!! Apparently Honeydukes is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G,!!Avatar Imagemommy65 says: So glad the ride opened!!!

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