New Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Coming This Month

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Sep 03, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

There is some good news today regarding the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that in a few weeks on September 15th, fans will learn much more on the widely anticipated new Harry Potter attraction as the paper says: “The resort has begun sending out invitations for a Sept. 15 webcast
promising a “first-ever glimpse” ot the Wizarding World, which is
supposed to open sometime during the first half of 2010.”
Update: A second article from the Sentinel is now online, where the newspaper reminds us:

“Universal’s Potter event is scheduled to occur two days after the Walt
Disney Co. concludes a fan convention in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is
widely expected to announce new projects at the gathering for several
of its theme parks, including Disney World. Although Universal has said little about Wizarding World since announcing it in May 2007, some details have leaked out. The 20-acre “theme park within a theme park” in Islands of Adventure is
to be anchored by the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. The
15-story castle will house the themed area’s signature attraction –
which, according to people familiar with the project, will feature a
“robocoaster” ride system in which guests sit in seats suspended from a
robotic arm that swivels in multiple directions as it advances along a
track.The name of the ride is thought to be “Harry Potter and the Forbidden
Journey,” based on U.S. trademark applications filed earlier this year. The Wizarding World will also include Hogsmeade Village, with shops and
taverns from the novels selling items such as magic wands and serving
treats such as chocolate frogs and butterbeer.”

As readers will recall the theme park is currently under construction in Orlando and will feature at least three rides, one housed in the giant Hogwarts castle which will serve as center of the park. Be sure to check out our extensive collection of photos here. TLC will have complete coverage of this event on the 15th, stay tuned!





59 Responses to New Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Coming This Month

Avatar Imagedh.vixen says: My friends and I were driving by Islands of Adventure, down the backside of the park and saw the top of one of the towers of Hogwarts. It's been insulated and just needs to shingled and it should be done. The track for what looks to be a coaster ride was there a few weeks but has been moved inside. I'm planning on visiting the park and the area around it to see what else I can see. Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait for this webcast to be released! I am positive that the theme park will be fantastic.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: I hope the webcast is good! Would love to see what it's like!Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: Cool!Avatar ImageLexitheAuror says: Sounds good! I went to Universal Studios before all this started in 2004, and I can't wait to go there again in a few years to visit the "Wizarding World"!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I wonder what it will be about. Very interesting.Avatar ImageGranger10 says: OMG....i am going to try to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Omg, I can't wait! :DAvatar ImageBookworm Jen says: Ooh, this is exciting; I can't wait to see it!Avatar Imagenewwmoon says: yay :DAvatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: I can't wait I want to go sooo badly!!!Avatar Imageiheartpink says: I can not wait for this to open!!! ^_^Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: Yay im so excited!!Avatar Imageitsrealforus says: Very excited! Hopefully the announcement will give an opening date!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: So awesome cant waitAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: can't wait for this! i'm so excited! :DAvatar ImageAriel says: I can’t wait :)Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: That sounds really awesome!Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: This is brilliant! I'm so excited!Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: i so have to go thereAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!! its going to be awesome!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I will be there... Avatar Imagetraci1978 says: so excited!Avatar ImageProfessor Witchard says: Don't make it to Florida that often. But for this, I will someday ;)Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I'm so excited! Can't wait for it to open! :)Avatar Imageiamnotworriedharry says: Just waiting for that date so we can book our trip!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: I'm excited, but getting tired of the fact that almost every time news is released, the open date is subtly moved farther away-- this time from "Spring" to "sometime in the first half of 2010"... so we're probably looking at June now :\Avatar ImageHermyGrnger says: They have already started to sell Harry Potter items at the parks!Avatar ImageKaty Wilde says: Can't wait :DAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaahahahahhAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaahahahahhAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaahahahahhAvatar Imagewing says: hahahaahahahahhAvatar ImageTheGriff says: I really really, really want to go, i just hope ill be able to save enough money because i live in the uk :(Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: this should be really coolAvatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Can't wait! Hope we get an official date soon!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: wow! i hope i'm able to go...i can't wait for it to open. I'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: wow! i hope i'm able to go...i can't wait for it to open. I'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: wow! i hope i'm able to go...i can't wait for it to open. I'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: wow! i hope i'm able to go...i can't wait for it to open. I'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC!!!Avatar ImageAsta says: wow! i hope i'm able to go...i can't wait for it to open. I'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC!!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Very interesting! Cannot wait for Sep 15th!! :DAvatar ImageFifi says: I can NOT wait any longer. It sounds sooooooo exciting!!!!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I'm so excited for it to open. I really hope I can go.Avatar Imageultraviolet says: omg!!! why cant they make one in England!????Avatar ImageHPchik17 says: I am so excited! I am definitely going when it opens :)Avatar Imagehewy says: So looking forward to vacation 2010! Orlando here we come!!!!!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: I am so excited for this!Avatar Imageweasleygirl295 says: Can't wait! When is it opening again?Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: I hope i can go to itAvatar Image42sk8ter says: it will be soo crowded the day it opens. i can't wait!Avatar ImageAndix3 says: theres gonna be a harry potter theme park im so going when its opens!!!!!i'll walk ifi have toAvatar ImageLisbry says: Awesome! :D Avatar ImageCatherine says: im so excited! i cant wait!!!! we have herd so little!Avatar ImageZivlok says: Wow, Tuesdays just keep getting more and more awesome. Between this and Scribblebauts, the 15th is going to be AMAZING.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: can you just think of the fun we will all have going there Fantastic. will be worth the wait.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yayyy! awesum =DAvatar ImageWitch Princess says: I really, really want to go!!!!!!!!! I wish I lived closer.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: ah can't wait, i am so happy i live 3 hours away from ORL :]~

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