There’s No Business Like Snow Business for Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida

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Apr 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

In perhaps a fun bit of Magic, or Muggle might at work, early concept art for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is proving to become reality. The Orlando Sentinel reports today that just as we saw in this artwork for the Hogsmeade village portion of the theme park currently under construction in sunny Florida, a company has been hired to make the village a snow covered site. The paper states that:

Universal has signed a special-effects contract with SnowMasters
Evaporative Snow Systems Inc. The Anderson, Ala.-based company builds
fake snow-making machines and offers everything from blowing snow to
ground blankets to faux icicles.

No word if Snowball fights will be available ;) Construction on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction at Universal Orlando continues, with the park set to open sometime in 2010.





79 Responses to There’s No Business Like Snow Business for Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida

Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: awesome!!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Always sometime in 2010. Makes it a little hard to make plans to attend together.Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: cool!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: yay! I finally got to post in the top 3!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Wow, that's cool!Avatar ImageVideoKID says: Wow Cool!!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: WOAH that's so cool!! I so badly wanna go there but it's so far away :(Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: Oh, wow! That's awesome!Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Good Lord! Snow in the sunshine state... It will be very cool but is it also guna be a bit - wasteful? I mean it's fun and all and God KNOWS I'm also about the fun but... Is it guna be like chemical or water based Snow? Where is going to be and how is it going to effect the local enviroment?Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: This is SO cool!! Avatar Imageavrenim says: snowball fights?! i hope so!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: This is going to be fantastic. I cannot wait to see what kind of snow they create for the final theme park.Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: When I was little and I went to universal studios at Christmas time they made it snow. It was AWESOME! Note: universal studios snow flakes taste like soap, just thought you should know that.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: gonna be way fun :]Avatar Imagecryospear says: Once they do that us Florida citizens can finally claim we have snow for a good amount of time. Instead of the occasional blimp that comes once in a blue moon! Also, this stuff won't mess up roadways, houses, etc.!!! How awesome!! :-)Avatar ImageZivlok says: *hums "Let It Snow"*Avatar ImageRavenclawForever says: Wow! 2010 used to seem so far away, but there's only about 7 months to go now... I can't wait.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: YAY snow! It's not Hogwarts/Hogsmeade without snow!Avatar ImageShane says: Squee! This is going to be so exciting. And LOL @GF_of_Seamus...soap-flavored, eh? How does one come to know this? :-DAvatar ImageAutumnmoon says: I'm confused. Is it going to be snowy year round, or just during the holiday season?Avatar Imageele0206 says: It's awesome as always..Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow, that's awesome! Snow! Sqee!Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Yay snow in Florida! I once played in fake snow, but it was more of a Giant clump of ice, I was temped to shave some off and make a snow cone, but it was too dirty. Can't wait! I live in south Florida so it's about a two hour to four hour drive. YAYS!Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: thats gonna be SO amazing!!!!!!! i cant wait!!!!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: It's going to feel weird, snow in Florida...Avatar Imagejennibelle says: I can't wait!Avatar Imageraven_puff says: How exciting!! Although I do think it is funny because a lot of peope go to Florida to escape the snow! Can't wait to go!Avatar ImageStarlysh says: "this artwork" is a broken link. I want to be there right now. This place is going to be so amazingAvatar Imagejoelface says: OK, this place just gets better every time we hear something about it!!!Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: 2010? Wow, just in time for the Deathly Hallows I. That weekend will officially be dedicated completely to Harry Potter! I wonder if tWWoHP will have midnight screenings of the film? =DAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: I can't wait to go! =) We should all meet in the the Three Broomsticks. That'd be so fun.Avatar Imageunderthefairytales says: I cannot wait for this to open!!! I only live about two hours away from Orlando, and I am SO excited for this! XDAvatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: This is going to be so awesome and fun! I can't wait. . . .Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: I'm saving my money so i can go xDAvatar Imagejonfrog says: will there be magical snow ball fights?Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Haha cool! Hope there is snowball fights! =] Actually maybe not, considering I am sick of snow because it is snowing here in Chicago! Isn't it April?!Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: I LOVE THE Wizarding World of Harry Potter THEME PARK!!!!!!Avatar ImageNargleCatcher says: WOAAH! This si so awsome!!!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: interesting...Avatar Imageredcapsandhinkypunks says: This is going to be really cool!! :DAvatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: yay!Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: Not sure if the Floridians will know what to do when they see white stuff floating around! ha ha ha (snow I mean). 2010 can't come soon enough. These updates are so exciting!!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Can't wait for 2010! Deathly Hallows and the theme park!Avatar Imagewoodersongal says: Can not wait. Already have my Hogwarts fund started.Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: to the person who asked how I know that the snow was soap flavored...I tried to catch some snow flakes with my tongue. I immediately regretted the decision once I caught one. However it was still a lovely site to see!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: also, I love how everyone in the US is complaining about snow right now (including me) but on these forums we are like "yeah snow!!1 I can't wait!" hahaha.Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: how fun!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Is this real snow or fake snow -- because if it's fake, it won't last long in Orlando. They must have to provide constant refrigeration.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: hmmm hot florida...chilly snow... how is this gonna work out again??Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: So exciting! I'm thrilled about this theme park.Avatar Imagecharminggoats says: I doubt they'll make it snow there 365 days a year. If you look at the concept art, there's a LOT of fake snow involved, and the company in question specializes not just in snow machines but basic fake snow designs... like fake icicles, fake snow on the ground, etc. I wouldn't be too surprised if they make it snow around the holidays - most of the theme parks here do that. It's pretty standard. They might even do it during the first couple of weeks. I can't imagine them having snow machines running year 'round. It would be a horrible waste of electricity, particularly when so many of the theme parks are trying to cut costs. Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: That's so awesome! I was scared that since the park was in Florida, it wouldn't be able to have snow, so this is really awesome news for me :D Hogwarts without snow (at least for some weeks or months of the year) wouldn't really be Hogwarts :PAvatar ImageBellamont says: Ah, here in Michigan, when there isnt enough snow on the slopes, we make snow constantly. Though I think they will have to have a decent system going and probably will be soapy. They will figure something out.Avatar ImageLupa says: I hope they won't overdo it with the snow ... just because of the huge amount of electricity those machines would consume ... theme parks are like giant black wholes as far as waste is concerned. Sigh. But it looks nice, that I'll give them.Avatar ImageAraminta1987 says: Every post on this park makes me want to go there more!!!! MAGIC SNOW! (I prefer the term "magic" rather than "fake") I'm so excited... :DAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Awesome! I love snow!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I can't wait for the opening! :)Avatar ImageethanHP says: That would be so cool, I hope they really do it!Avatar Imagerebel says: sweet, looks really goodAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Sounds interesting. Avatar Imagemewthree says: not bothered about snow.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: That looks so cool - can't wait!Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: SNOW!!?!! Please! I live in Maine and I've seen enough snow to last a lifetime.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: ;) weelll, since i live in canada i have seen my share of snow so....but yeah, sounds magical ;)Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: I Cant Wait!! If only i had someone to go with my friends arent really as into harry potter as i am.Avatar ImageLilaCatsfoot says: I remember being in Disney and the fake snow on Main Street. Then later when we were in the Animal Kingdom, it started to rain and I had to ask myself if it was real rain or Disney rain. : ) I can't wait for this park to open! Should be big fun!Avatar ImageAllHailSirius says: Im going to live in this theme parkAvatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Woo-hoo! I love snow!!!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: yay! Avatar ImageAsi says: Oh we must wait so long!!Avatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: ok cool :) <<--- Add Me On Myleaky :]Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: SNOWBALL FIGHTS MAYBE NOT BUT WAND FIGHT'S YES AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CANDY SHOP YUM YUMAvatar ImageSpiceQueen says: Thats pretty cool. I wish theyd give a tentatuve date for the actual opening so that we could all plan better..oh well!Avatar ImageMiss_Mears says: I'd love to go! It's on my things to do in a lifetime list! Oooohhh I was listening to a pottercast (an old one) and they were talking about the theme park and it sounds a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I can't wait to hear from people when they go!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: YAY!!!!~ there is snow in florida(not really)Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: That would be really cool!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: 90-100 degrees, yet there will be snow on the ground. NICE! LoL...Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: :o! This is actually awesome!

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