Harry Potter Theme Park Details Emerge; Park to Open Spring 2010


Sep 15, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The webcast has begun with new details on the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter starting to emerge. Our own Melissa will have much more very soon, but in the meantime via Twitter account of Jason Garcia from Orlando Sentinel we have so far:
One of Harry Potter attractions will be Ollivander’s where wand chooses guest.”
Ride names are exactly as rumored: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff.”
No definitive opening date revealed thus far, still “Spring 2010,” with “
Spring 2010 is
later than Universal’s original goal of Dec. 2009 but ahead June 30,
2010, deadline in its licensing contract w/Warner Bros.”

Hogwarts will have “store to sell HP merchandise.”
Via HPEF Twiiter:
Hogwarts Express will be the first thing you see – then Honeydukes
Then you’ll get to the Three Broomsticks and the Hog’s Head. Across the street will be The Owlery.
RIDE ALERT! Flight of the Hippogriff – Hagrid teaches us to ride!
Quote from Tom (Felton) as he came onto the podcast set: “I’m not usually welcome in the Gryffindor Common Room”

60 Responses to Harry Potter Theme Park Details Emerge; Park to Open Spring 2010

Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It sounds as though it really is going to be one awesome park. I'm excited for what Melissa will say about it :)Avatar ImageShane says: Yayness! Cant' wait to have a wand choose me. :-)Avatar ImageAmberMV says: I'm so excited!Avatar Imageeaglephot says: I CANNOT WAIT! I hope they allow public in during the grand opening. Avatar Imagehpfan20 says: Cool!! Sounds awesome!!Avatar Imageeaglephot says: HONEYDUKES!!Avatar Imagehpfan20 says: Yay! Hondeydukes & zonko's & a hippogriff ride! Awesome!!Avatar ImageShane says: We get Zonko's! W00t!Avatar Imageeaglephot says: Supposed to be lots of new artwork according to Mugglenet. Can't wait for Melissa's pictures!!!! Avatar Imageeaglephot says: Wow! Hagrid teaches us to ride? I hope it is an animatronic or the actor is going to be VERRRRY hot. lol CAN'T WAIT!Avatar ImageShane says: Wearing out my F5 key. Haha. This is sounding awesome.Avatar Imagebettb says: Can't wait to see new images!! I want it to be as snowy as the Hogsmeade scene in PoA, complete with a Highland Coo standing in the middle of the village. ;-)Avatar ImageKathrina Summers says: oh god, this makes me VERY happy!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Sounds great!Avatar ImageHeartbreakDX says: YAYNESS!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Looking good!Avatar ImageMatea says: its so sad that I'm never going to see it. my other world.. :(Avatar ImageLisbry says: This sounds so cool! Can't wait!Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: SO EXCITED TO GO!!!!!! :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: WOOOOOO I'M SO EXCITED!!!Avatar Imageslwarren says: Tom's comment is hilarious! Too funny!Avatar Imagewrightrox says: yeah i agree....tom's comment was very funny.....i can't wait to get there!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Waw!!! I'm anxious!!!!Avatar Imageeagleblue says: :)!Avatar Imagespiritbound says: Excited muchly !!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: exciting!!! :) :) :) :)Avatar Imagebluebubbles says: Sooooo excited!!! Want to buy tickets for the opening day so badly. Probably won't happen, though lol. Oh well, eventually I'll get there =].Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad that additional details have emerged!Avatar ImageKatieFab says: Oh man, am I the only one who feels like Leaky Con 2011 is SO much more real now?Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG! this is going to be so amazing! i so cant wait for the wand to chose me! xxxxxxAvatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: This sounds AMAZING!!!! I can't wait!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: awsome!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: I am so excited about this. I am getting giddy. Avatar ImageAmPere97 says: I can't wait! I'll be in orlando in december but I guess I'll just have to go back in the spring ;PAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: OMG! It all sounds so cool! :)Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Honeydukes and Zonkos! thats amazingAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: SO EXCITED! HOORAY!Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: i can not wait!!! going to be soo awesome, its looking good : )Avatar Imagedeadtree says: Hahaha,Tom is so cute xD Not welcome...Avatar ImageBartimeus Crouch says: cool! Avatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Tom's quote made me LOL pretty good X3Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Sounds so great!! I hope I'll be able to go one day...Avatar ImageLeeann says: Tom's quote is cute lolAvatar Imagebeewell says: Can't wait. Have plans to go as soon as it opens. Hopefully I can find someone to go with me since I hate traveling alone and I live in another state.Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: awesomeAvatar ImageSnapesSilverDoe says: I need to convince my husband that a 9 hour flight from the UK is something he is prepared to do for me!!!Avatar Imagecreepingdeath227 says: sounds amazing! Can't wait to try a butterbeer ;)Avatar Imageweasleygirl295 says: OMG I'm so excited! Can't wait!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: awesome!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Tom's sense of humour is pretty neat! This will be a great place to visit, and I will be on that hippogriff ride, despite disliking roller coasters with a passion!Avatar ImagehellomotoCOOP says: nice it looks fun Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: im so glad they are going to sell HP merchandise.Avatar ImageNicoleC76 says: Love the quote from Tom!!!!! <3Avatar ImageLucilla says: can't wait!!! starting to scrounge for coins i find on the ground so i can save up for a plane ticketAvatar Imagesairah says: WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE IN ORLANDO D8 *tearAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oooooooh!Avatar ImageLulaL says: "If I want to let my cat out, I will, and be d**ned your curfew." http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/myleaky/events/498 Avatar Imagehermione97 says: I am really exited!!!! Can't wait!!!Avatar Imagemewthree says: how much do you think you could spend in one day there? i think $2-3,000 easily.Avatar ImageButterMeer says: It sounds brilliant already :) Too bad I won't be going any time soon...

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