A Foggy Forbidden Forest at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park?

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Aug 22, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A quick update this evening regarding progress at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Universal Orlando has filed more construction notices involving two new companies. Of interest is a company from Finland called “Fogscreen Inc,” which as the paper points out is to “provide fog special effects. As the name suggests, the company
specializes in creating nebulous, walk-through fog banks — made out of
ultrasonic waves and tap water — on which images and videos can be
projected. (Think the Davy Jones effect near the beginning of Walt
Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride.)” We are uncertain if this fog effect machine will be used for the spooky Forbidden Forest or as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle or what this may be used for. As a reminder too, back in April, we learned there is to be a company used to
provide fake snow for the theme park in sunny Florida; no word if rain, sleet and hail machines will be brought in for possible Quidditch matches either ;)

Also Universal will be dealing with a company called Austin 2 Paris Inc, and the notice “says the work is for “automata” — the plural of automaton, which is a type of robot.” Readers will recall of course we’ve heard several reports previously regarding automated robotic arms and the like as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle. Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction continues at Universal Orlando, which is scheduled to open Spring, 2010.





111 Responses to A Foggy Forbidden Forest at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park?

Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: this place is gonna be AWESOME!! (first?)Avatar ImageFresca says: This sounds really exciting. I think the Harry Potter/Hogsmeade world at universal will be a wonderful place. It sounds as if they are sparing no expense to make it work for fans.Avatar Imagehglovesrw says: I can't wait to go down there. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: ooooh awesum :)Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: WOOT, im going down there, the year it opensAvatar Imagemadman1277 says: WOOT, im going down there, the year it opensAvatar Imagebiggestharrypotterfan says: note to self: MUST GO.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: WOOT, im going down there, the year it opensAvatar ImageKimberlyZ says: AHHH! IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME!! but i dont think i cud go... -_-Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I am SO excited for this park!Avatar Imagekyramp says: i can't wait for it!!!Avatar Imagedobbyis_free says: i cant wait!Avatar Imagedobbyis_free says: i cant wait!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Sounds awesome!Avatar Imagecghambright says: So 'effin COOL!! OMG! I can't wait to go to this!! It's going to be so awesome!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: COOL!!!!!!!! i cant wait to go to wizarding world!Avatar Imagegingersnap188 says: Squee!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: OMG so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really cant wait now!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: That sounds amazing. Hope I can go!Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Sounds very cool. It'll be fun!Avatar ImageCourtneyPotter says: i am just so excited for this to open!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I hope they make it spooky!Avatar Imagemissskye says: I was just there on Tuesday... we enjoyed looking at the progress! Snapped some pictures, Hogwarts is really shaping up!Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: cant wait for!Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: cant wait for!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: i want to go so badly...its going to be so coolAvatar Imagelisajean65 says: It just keeps sounding better and better!Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: I hope they do the Forbidden Forest!Avatar Imagemagsamill21828 says: i cant wait to see HogsmeadeAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Exciting!Avatar Imagemagsamill21828 says: i cant wait to see HogsmeadeAvatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Sounds like there will be fog and robots aplenty. I'm beggining my quasi countdown spring 2010 is getting closer and closer although I can't wait untill we get an acual date for the opening so the real countdown can begin!Avatar Imagestella8h8chang says: I am so glad I started saving early for this!! Hopefully I'll be able to fly over next year :)Avatar ImagechrisbDTM says: cant waitAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: w00t! awesome!Avatar Imagelucylovesrupert says: im so excited! its going to be amazing!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: This is going to be great!Avatar Imagelexuslovesweasleys says: i cant wait im so going when it opens Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: this place is gonna be awesome! i may have to move to florida :)Avatar ImageHatty Bumble says: I wish I could go... :( Avatar ImageHopelaa93 says: Sounds amazing! Avatar ImageR-for-H says: OMWG!! I so can't wait!! THis is gonna be amazing!Avatar Imagewing says: Oh!!!! Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Good news!!! Avatar Imagewing says: Oh!!!! Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Good news!!! Avatar Imagewing says: Oh!!!! Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Good news!!! Avatar ImageLidewij says: ahh, this is going to be amazing :DAvatar ImageMellzey72 says: I just can't wait!Avatar Imagemildi says: Oh, I wish I could be there too. But it's too far for me... :(Avatar ImageFifi says: It's such a pity that I live so far from it....At least they could put pictures of it on TLC.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: That fogscreen thingy has got to be one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Can't remember where I saw it but I remember seeing it, live, and thinking that it's absolutely brilliant. It looked unbelievable when they projected video to it, yet you could walk straight through it. It's gonna be an amazing opportunity for this Finnish company if they are really going to use fogscreens in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Go Finns! :)Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: Yay! I'm gonna get to go after graduation after all!!! Awesome! Avatar ImageErinM says: Fingers crossed for an early 2010 opening!Avatar ImageFigaro Fox says: Ugh, I soooo want to go @_@Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: I want to go so bad! It would be the most amazingest thing in the whole world! :o)Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This place just keeps getting cooler. I've never seen the fogscreen thing but, it sounds really awesome. And, I'm excited for the snow, I love snow. Fifi there are pics of the park under construction at The Leaky Galleries (Image Galleries) and they are so worth checking out. The park looks so magical already and it's still being built.Avatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: This is amazing! I hope the fog machines are for The Forbidden Forest, that would be so cool. Especially if you can project images in the fog. That would be so spooky!Avatar ImageAsta says: IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING...Avatar ImageAsta says: IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING...Avatar ImageAsta says: IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING...Avatar ImageAsta says: I'M so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING...Avatar ImageCatherine says: THIS IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: sounds great!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: THIS IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: I Hope they do not stop making the theme parkAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: I am soooo going there!Avatar Imagehp29 says: I can't wait to go down there and see it! It sounds so awesome :) Avatar ImagePhylis says: More and more it sounds like a great place!Avatar Imagehp29 says: I can't wait to go down there and see it! It sounds so awesome :) Avatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: this sounds so incredible! will there be a con in Florida to coincide with the opening????Avatar ImageLreyes says: cant wait!!! i'll be there opening week lolAvatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: I'm going in 2011 =DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Interesting. I cannot wait to see the final theme park!Avatar Imagetayler18 says: oh my gosh, amazing!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: coooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehpfrk736 says: I hope it's open by February, because my family is going there in Feb. It probably won't though.Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: oooooooooooOOOOOOOOOHHH FOG!Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: I hope we will be able to just walk around by ourselves in the forrest! :DAvatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: magical weather... nice!!!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: aw man i so so so so so so so cant wait one little bit..Avatar ImageAndreaB09 says: That would be so cool! An actual forbidden forest!!!! AHHH!Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: coolAvatar Imagedcsbelle says: Although I am going to Infinitus in July I think I"ll have to visit the park first in spring.Avatar Image15gfan says: woooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can not wait!! :-)Avatar ImageSaracaBrownaca says: This is seriously going to be the coolest place ever! Better than Disney perhaps?Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: This will be the next best thing to being a true wizard. Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: This just keeps sounding more and more exciting :}Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Sounds incrediably awesome. SQUEEEEEE I can't wait to go!! :D XD Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I am ridiculously excited for the park to open this part!! It's the perfect reason to go to Florida:)Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: that park is gonna be the best!!!Avatar ImageAstoria.Greengrass says: EEEEK!!!! to try to be there the first week but will be sooooo busy!!! LOLAvatar Imagecpt.walker says: Well, It all sounds good, but I have to wonder about the size of the place. If its too small it won't feel real even if all the props are awsome looking. I can't wait to use the magic wand that will interact with stuff!Avatar Imagefatmermaid says: I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go there!!!!!!!! I just know I can't. I'm too poor. I was lucky to see HBP the same weekend it came out.Avatar Imagefatmermaid says: I wonder if at the three broomsticks, if they will sell butterbeer!!!!!! I would hope they would!!!!!!!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: This is going to be such an amazing place but I think I'm going to have to wait a little longer than I'd hoped before I can visit :(Avatar ImageDarth Revan says: My compatriots and I have scheduled a get together at this establishment as soon as possible.Avatar ImagexAnaheyy says: can't wait to go there :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagenevertickleasleepingdragon says: OMG SOUNDS SO AWESOME! You have no idea how excited I am!!!Avatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: I CAN NOT WAIT! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! YAY!!!!Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: God, I just can't WAIT to go! Will they really be ready to open by next spring??Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I can't wait to go! WOOT!Avatar ImageAppleJuice137 says: Thats so cool I wanna go there!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I can't wait!!!!Avatar Imagejuhuudi says: this is really awesome i cant wait to go down to florida!! i think my parents r getting annoyed by me telling them every little detail about this park!! im soo excited!!Avatar ImagePeteek says: I can't Wait to go down there!Avatar Imageliltimmy says: Spring 2010! =DAvatar Imageiheartrw says: i cant wait!Avatar Imageiheartrw says: i cant wait!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: omg so exciting!!!Avatar Imagejr12345670 says: This is going to be sooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!

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