Theme Park Update: Video and Photos of Towers, Facade of Hogwarts Castle Underway

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Aug 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Construction watch continues on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction with new photos and video. First thanks to David who let us know about this new video of the construction work being done in Orlando, Florida, now clearly showing the towers and facade of the giant Hogwarts castle being built. You can also see his photos here from OrlandoUnited (also here in our galleries) as well as these additional photos including more of the snowy walls of Hogsmeade Village courtesy of Brianorndorf.com. Be sure to check out our extensive collection of photos and more on the theme park here in our Image Galleries. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park is set to open Spring, 2010.

Thanks so much David and Brian!





91 Responses to Theme Park Update: Video and Photos of Towers, Facade of Hogwarts Castle Underway

Avatar Imagewhy-no-bigfoot says: yah first to post Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: awesome!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Wow ... awesome pics. Thanks for the updates. I dont think I'd really realized just how huge this thing is. I dont (only) mean huge like cool but, big in size. It's going to be just so magical. It already looks good and it's still under construction :)Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: sweetAvatar ImageMera004 says: This is so exciting! :D Can't wait!Avatar ImageMJedi says: Cool! And I love it that someone in the construction company is either a big fan, or is into the spirit of it all. One picture has a post of Ministry Decree No. 1 on the fence, stating "Magic at work. Your patience is requested." Or maybe that's just Universal Studios. In any event, it's nice. Avatar Imagebiggestharrypotterfan says: I MUST GO. I MUST GO.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i cant wait to go!!!!! everytime i see new pics of it i get more excited. Avatar ImageRHrSoulmates says: Hogwarts and the snowy rooftops of Hogsmeade look awesome! I love the little added touch of the Ministry's Proclamation sign too!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Oh cool!Avatar Imageshelbypotter says: Amazing, I cant wait for Leaky Con 11 Avatar Imageliv-wa says: I want to gooooooo! LeakyCon!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Oh my gosh! This will be amazing!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG! THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! anyone else squeeing "MUST GO OPENING DAY!!!"Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: its going to be soooo cool!Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: This is amazing. It will look fantastic when it's done. I really hope I get the chance to go there!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: this theme park makes me sooo happy! and it's in the US! once it's built, i'm there.Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: this theme park makes me sooo happy! and it's in the US! once it's built, i'm there.Avatar ImageAnikaKindal says: The signs on the fence are definitely a Universal thing, not the General Contractor. It is cute though :)Avatar Imageiheartpink says: i can not wait for this park to open ^_^Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: This makes me want ot get going and just sit and watch them build the thing. Just think how many people will visit this place.Avatar ImageHatty Bumble says: COOL! I wanna go!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: So very cool!!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: really really really cant wait...Avatar ImageMugglemadness says: cant wait Avatar Imagejaiboi2 says: I KNOW THIS IS OFF TOPIC BUT ARE THE DURSLEYS RETURNING FOR THE FINAL FILM BECAUSE NOT ONE OF THEM IS MENTIONED IN THE IMDB CAST LIST. THEYVE MISSED OUT ON 2 MOVIES ALREADY SURELY THEY CANT MISS THE FINAL PART AND DUDLEYS CLASSIC LINE I DONT THINK YOUR A WASTE OF SPACE. DOES ANYONE KNOW OWT ABOUT IT.Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: I can't wait!Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: I can't wait!Avatar Imagecghambright says: I'm so excited!!!! This is going to be so much fun! Spring is not that far away...I need to start saving my money! :DAvatar Imageiamasquash says: BRILLIANT.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagekayzz says: This will all be so cool when it's over! I'm so excited!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Great!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Great video and pics! I'm super exicted for when it finally opens... I will totally be there! :)Avatar ImageAriel says: Wow wonderful picsAvatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Awesome! Oh my god, Spring? So it's been confirmed in the spring?! If it opens on my birthday I will be the happiest person in the world!!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: ahhh! i'm so excited!!!Avatar ImageTheSandman says: The ministry's sign pretty much made my life Avatar ImageNecrotoxin says: Looking Great.Avatar ImagechrisbDTM says: i was there last week and it barely looked like that. good progressAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot believe that the castle is beginning to take shape before our very eyes and cannot wait in the slightest to see the final product!Avatar Imageforlornx says: That is awesome! If only we can get yourselves a house in there hahaAvatar Imageforlornx says: That is awesome! If only we can get yourselves a house in there hahaAvatar Imageforlornx says: That will be awesome, if only we can live in there!Avatar ImageLulaL says: "If I want to put my cat out, I will, and be d***ed to your curfew!" Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thats really cool...Avatar ImageBriePotter says: Wow...I'm so out of touch with everything that I hadn't even realized they were building this until last week! All I can say is YAYNESS!!! Avatar Imagemuggle-mom says: We already have a trip to Florida booked for the end of April next year. I am keeping all fingers and toes crossed that it'll be open by then.Avatar Imagebiswajit says: Wow... Making the real world.. Avatar Imagebiswajit says: Great jobAvatar ImageForever Weasleys says: I'm sooooo excited, I just wish it wasn't so far away. Its going to be amazing!!Avatar Imagesnapes_half-blood_princess says: I truly cannot wait for Harry Potter World! Although, I will be disappointed when I visit and find that Snape isn't really there. lolAvatar ImageAlbus Marcos Dumbledore says: wow those are cool Avatar ImageSindi says: AWESOME! :D Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: that's it i am going as soon as this place is openAvatar ImageiLoveDolores says: looks absolutely spectacularAvatar Imagetayler18 says: cant wait cant waitAvatar Imagemadman1277 says: Cool, and im goingAvatar Imagenutela17 says: why `do i have to live in Austria? I want to go to the opening day that would be so coolAvatar Imagenutela17 says: why `do i have to live in Austria? I want to go to the opening day that would be so coolAvatar ImageFifi says: cool!!!!!!! Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Yay! This is going to be sooooooo incrediable!!!! :DAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool :)Avatar Imageforlornx says: I cant wait to see the product now!Avatar ImageKaty Wilde says: Awesome!!!!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Some of those pictures are incredible like the side of the great hall and the huge roof of the big tower, I can't wait- I just wish they'd have built it in Scotland. That would have been incredibleAvatar Imagetiki823 says: I am in Orlando right now and it looks like they are adding a "first years" boat landing at Hogwarts Castle and boat launch at the old Triceratops boat ride launch. Our best guess is that they will probably "retool" Dueling Dragons as well because while in line for that ride you can literally almost touch Hagrid's Hut!Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Fantastic footage!!! I can't wait to go!!!Avatar Imagecesca says: wow this is pretty cool, i cant wait until its finished, im definitely gonna goAvatar Imageanisia says: Awesome! :)Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Amazing. They are an amazing construction crew to recreate places from HP. I'm definetly going to the midnight premiere of both parts of DH!Avatar Imagegoodegogo says: I want to go soooooo bad when it opens but I don't think I can :(Avatar Imagehermione97 says: Can't wait til it opens!!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: so excited to go next yearAvatar ImageMellzey72 says: So AWESOME!Avatar Imagesmgkkg says: This looks great! Can't wait to see it finished!Avatar Imagedcsbelle says: I can't wait for the park to open!Avatar Imageexpecto_more says: :DAvatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: I'm not looking at any pictures of it... It's going to make it so much more magical when I walk into it for the first time! Really can't wait for this to open. :)Avatar Imagecatehluvssu says: Im going to the park during spring break next year!! YAY!!!! :D the MOST exciting thing everr. My friend whos going to Thailand with her Mom is jealous. Go mee!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: This is going to be a great replica of Hogwarts, and thanks for the video and the pictures!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Yessssssssssssssss! Are the tickets on sale yet?Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: First the Opening!! Then Bring on Leaky Con 2011~~~~~Avatar Imagemeg8709 says: wow so cool...Avatar ImageNymphadoraMae says: I really, really, really, wanna go at some point!!!Avatar ImageRyanRavenclaw says: These Hogsmeade rooftops look awesome in the galleries! I can't wait! http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt320/LeakyGalleries/Fans/Harry%20Potter%20Theme%20Park/Construction%20-%20Pictures%20by%20Brian%20Orndorf/hpthemepark_construction_17.jpg?t=1250515808Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: This is going to be the best theme park in History!!!Avatar Imageyr.yasindu says: coolAvatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: cool!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: WOW!! I want more news about what the Park!!!

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