Oil-Lamps to Light the Way at Hogwarts for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park


Sep 12, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As a quick follow below to all the activity in developing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there is word today regarding special type light fixtures to be used at the new theme park. The County Times reports that The Limehouse Lamp Company in England is making “100 mainly oil lamp-style replica” lights for “a new Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios in Florida.” The paper continues:

“Managing director Elliott Maurice said the lamps are similar to those seen at Hogwarts.The studio wanted authenticity as the look and feel of its rides was paramount to what they were trying to achieve, he added.
Limehouse Lamp Company, which is at the forefront of producing
Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian lights, was sought out by the resort
for the job.”

Readers will recall of course as confirmed by producer David Heyman, there is to be three rides at the Theme park, one within the giant castle of Hogwarts. As a reminder Universal Orlando is holding a major event next week with new details and looks at the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be revealed during a special webcast for journalists on Tuesday. TLC will have complete coverage this week, stay tuned!

84 Responses to Oil-Lamps to Light the Way at Hogwarts for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: AWESOME!!! CANT WAIT!!!!Avatar ImageNecrotoxin says: Sounds Great!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: This is so exciting! I can't believe it's opening next year already! Wow!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: COOL!!!!!!! i really want to go. i cant wait to hear more news about it. :D Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: I CAN'T WAIT- I WANNA GO!!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: So exciting can't wait!!! :)Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: This is really cool. It's great that TLC is going to be there, I'm real excited for that and to learn more about the park.Avatar Imagesimos says: Waiting for the Coverage! Thanks TLC.Avatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: YAY!!!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: that's so cool! Can't wait till it's over xDAvatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: AWESOME!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: It's good to see the attention being paid to detail. It bodes well for the quality of the finished project.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to hear details about the rides that they are going to create at the park! Based on the information we are being given so far, they are going to simulate and imitate the Potterverse with a fidelity and attention to detail that will impress all fans.Avatar Imageharrypotter_123 says: Cool!!! cant wait!!Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Brilliant, looking forward to the webcast.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Only three rides...? :[Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Sounds great!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Only three rides...? :[Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Eeek! So cool! =DAvatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: Hooray! I'm so glad they are trying to make it as authentic as possible ^^Avatar Imagedh.vixen says: So looking forward to seeing how it turns out. The webcast should be a treat for all of us. It also looks like Universal is really speeding up construction too, by the looks of the things. I was just over there and a lot of the stuff has been moved into the park to be place.Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: awesome! i cant wait! going to be so much fun stepping into a world of harry potter : ) Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Sounds really fun - let's hope the staircases move too!Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: I just am waiting anxiously for an actual opening day, I've got my passes ready I just need a date! I just hope that the 15th will shed a lot more light on everything!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I am pleased to hear that a British company will be having a small share in making Hogwarts School look as authentic as possible.Avatar ImageLisbry says: The attention to detail at the park really seems promising. I'm guessing the lanterns will probably have a really nice effect to the park, espicially if they're making them similar to the ones in the movies. Can't wait till we get the new info about the park, it's so exciting! Too bad there aren't going to be more than three rides, but we can always hope for addtions in the future I guess. The ones they have are hopefully gonna be great though. :DAvatar Imagemoony_lupin says: Glad to hear they are going for authenticity! That company who make the lights aren't that far from me (other end of the county). Can't wait to see the webcast next week!Avatar Imageccking says: veery Harry-esque. JKR would be proud hahahAvatar ImagechrisbDTM says: awesomeAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I think there's more than just rides there IloveDobby. There will be shops, restraunts, bars and probably other attractions other than rides.Avatar ImageRoseWeasley95 says: This will be EPIC!Avatar Imagelizzyrc says: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really excited for the theme park to open!!!!!!! I'm so going!!!!!!!!!! with my bff of corse!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Well it wouldn't be any success if it didn't stick to datails like that, would it? Everything counts.Avatar Imagelizzyrc says: i wonder if there is a hotel? it would be so cool to stay in the hogwarts castleAvatar Imagelexuslovesweasleys says: cool cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: ilovedobby- I dont know if youve ever been to Universal Studios in flordia but i was there about a year ago i wanna say there are only 2 rides maybe 3 at the Jurassic Park part of U.S I cant wait to go does anyone knw if they have given an exact date it will open Avatar ImagehellomotoCOOP says: only three still coolAvatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: Very cool touchAvatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: SO WANT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageElazar Malfoy says: who cares about there only being three rides! WE'LL GET TO SEE HOGWARTS!!!!!! im really looking forward to it. i wish i could go. the pictures of hogsmeade were brilliant!! Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Awesome!Avatar Imageparselmouth94 says: YAY I CAN'T WAIT I WANNA GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow that sounded whiny :PAvatar Imagepixi_jo says: This is great! I do hope the post an official opening date soon. I would like to start planning my trip!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: It sounds like this theme park is going to look spectacular! I can't wait to visit! :DAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: coolAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am glad they are working so hard on it and love the sound of the lamps.Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: Can't wait! Three rides is enough for me! Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Can't wait for Thursday!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: that. is wayy cool! :DAvatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: Wow! They are really going into detail! Avatar Imageangelvoice says: I'm so excited, I can't wait for it to be open already.Avatar Imagecerizesicat says: well, at least we get to see Hogwarts!!! oh i wish i could go there!Avatar ImageFelixMarauder says: This is awesome! I can't wait to see the finished HP portion of the park... *sigh*Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: I'm excited and everything, but only three rides? :S Hmmm.Avatar ImageFifi says: CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageTheGriff says: Can't wait for the leaky coverage, i hope the rides are really good seeing as there are only three. Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Oooooooo!!! Cool!! I wondered if they'll have some type of floating candle thing? That would also be aweome!! :)Avatar Imagegodric11 says: that's greatAvatar ImagePoppy L. Pomfrey says: :-DAvatar Imageearyn says: That is waaaaaaaaaaay too frakkin' coolAvatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: That sounds cool, I'm glad they're doing all these little things to get it to be as authentic as possible.Avatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: The Hogwarts Castle ride sounds like it's going to be like the Haunted Mansion one Disney has. Not that this is a bad thing, cause I love that ride.Avatar Imageluna92 says: so coooool!:DAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: i can't wait!! it will look terrific!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: it really is so exciting to hear all of the news while it is happening! thanks leaky!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum :)Avatar Imagedcsbelle says: They keep fanning the flames of anticipation!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: i can t wait though i hopw there are more then three rides.Avatar Imagepinksnowme says: do we get an email notice when the webcast will take place? I would realy like to see the rides!!!!Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I think the lights are gonna be beautiful :)Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: They're paying so much wonderful attention to detail~ This is gonna be sooo worth it to visit the park, no matter what it costs me to get there!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: awesomeAvatar ImageLeeann says: I'm so glad they're trying to make it look as authentic as they can.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: three rides plus stores and resturants and i am sure some other activity non-ride areas :] it's gonna be fun!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Well, you have to be authentic when recreating such an in depth world as Harry Potter's.Avatar Imagemewthree says: it would be good if we could ride in a boat with them.Avatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :PAvatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :PAvatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :PAvatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :PAvatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :PAvatar Imageccking says: well, I know how I want to redecorate my house ... :P

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