Firm Opening Date for Wizarding World Due Soon?

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Nov 09, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

UK travel giant Virgin is set to feature the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando on their new brochure for Florida. According to this article, this new collaboration with Universal also “sees Virgin, and sister brand Travel City Direct, offering a range of exclusive benefits to customers visiting the attraction when it opens at Universal’s Islands of Adventure next spring.Simon Presswell, Universal Parks and Resorts’ European managing director, said the tie-up marked a major step in the gradual “reveal” of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has been designed in collaboration with Potter fans worldwide.”

Update: The article has now been amended, removing the portion regarding an earlier mention for a firmer opening date coming possibly at the end of the month, to now read as follows: “Presswell said the exact opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was still being kept under wraps, but confirmed it would be open in time for the peak summer travel season.”

We have long known a Spring 2010 opening has been planned for the park, however no firm date has yet been revealed; stay tuned more when we get it! Finally, as noted first here a few days ago, the Hogwarts Express has arrived at the theme park currently under construction in Florida. Thanks to BrianOrndorf.com for letting us know he now has some additional photos of the train being put into place which you can see right here.





56 Responses to Firm Opening Date for Wizarding World Due Soon?

Avatar Imagebettb says: Calendar at the ready to mark that date. :-)Avatar ImageAntiochPeverell says: I am soo excited!! I can't wait to go, I've been saving up for this!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Thanks for the update!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Presswell sure knows how to keep all the Potter fans anxious with his gradual "reveal" of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now to wait until the 26th to see what the Virgin brochure says. I wonder if it will just be a month listed and not an actuall date due to the gradual reveal.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: D'you really think they'll be done by then?Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow, that's really soon! Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Nice pic of Dan as Harry. Too bad they aren't enticing me with their "Coming soon" advertisements. I am getting so I could care less.Avatar Imagesimos says: Yay! The announcement of the date of the announcement of the date!Avatar Imagekrystle says: Calendar at the ready and hoilday websites up and ready to find a hoilday!!!!!!! Can't wait! just hope i can keep my job so i'll have the money!!!!!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: I want to go..i don't think I will be able to though :/Avatar ImageKC Nox says: eeeeek!! I am excited!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: so cool! :DAvatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Remember the big press event in September? One thing that came out of it was the revelation that the contract with J.K.Rowling and WB sets July 2010 for completion and opening of the attraction. Or face the possibility of loosing their franchise.Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: oh man I wonder if someone went to Presswell and was all "uhhhhhh we really can't speculate on info like that"Avatar Imagedeadtree says: arrrgh winter 09 became spring 10 and spring is now summer? I want it now T_TAvatar Imagevanessaclairpotter says: i wish i lived in America.... but Australia is cool... Take photos for me wont you :)Avatar ImageRosie016 says: YAY! I can't wait till they announce the date, I am going to go for sure! Avatar ImageCourtney Quirke says: Thanks so much, BrianOrndorf!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: i can't wait 'till the 26th!!!!Avatar Imageawandsalutetofred says: I'm so excited for this I can't wait to see how amazing its gonna beAvatar ImageJane_Potter says: Great. I'm soooooo excited!!!!Avatar ImageRAzzLe says: I need to know this asap so I can book my stay over there.Avatar ImageApplesArthur says: I Wanna go!!! Avatar Imagewrightrox says: can't wait :DAvatar Imagestenojoz says: Dang! It sound like it'll be later in the spring as opposed to earlier! Any time is good, but I was hoping for earlier! Who wouldn't???Avatar ImageCatherine says: i cant wait for a final opening date to order tickets!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: I just want to know the date so I can start planning!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: i am sooo ready for this. Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I can't wait! I need to go! My mum probably won't let me because money is hard to come by.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: the place is looking so awesome i cant wait to do but i think it wont be for two more yearsAvatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: FACT! When Disneyland opened, none of the water fountains worked. They had the choice of water fountains or restrooms. Finishing the restrooms was made the priority. Guests could get water free at soda fountains, or buy a soda to drink.Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: FACT! When Disneyland opened, none of the water fountains worked. They had the choice of water fountains or restrooms. Finishing the restrooms was made the priority. Guests could get water free at soda fountains, or buy a soda to drink.Avatar Imagelexuslovesweasleys says: i need the date i must have it its torture not knowingAvatar ImageBeckster235 says: booking my ticket when i go to disney in june as soon as i hear a date : )Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: Omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg! Ok. I am so totally looking forward to 2010!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: Excited!! can't wait!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: Excited!! can't wait!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Ooooh cool!! But so many different dates! It's confusing!Avatar ImageFigment says: I'm excited, I can't wait to see it, but I don't want them to rush it. I want it to be as perfect as possible.Avatar Imagedreampotter says: Cool, I wish I could go.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I need to know a date!! I'm not really good at waiting:(Avatar ImageFifi says: I wan to go so badly!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: yah cant whate to goAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Although I am excited to learn that they might soon disclose the release date of the park, I am afraid that I presently lack the money to afford to go, as does my family. Woe. I still hope to be able to go a few years from now. :)Avatar Imagejlinhard03 says: I am sooooo ready to go!! I want to start planning my vacation for next year, but am waiting for the opening date, so we can go! My kids want to go to Disney, but I told them that we HAVE to go to HPW at Universal first, then Disney. Thanks for keeping us updated!! I check many times daily again, thanks!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: That is so not close enough.Avatar Imagekyramp says: yay!Avatar ImageIndigoMisfit says: Please Please Please open during or before spring break! That would really make my year, because I'm planning to go to Orlando for spring break anyway. (Crossing my fingers)Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagebiiigbob says: maybe i'll get there with my grandchildren in a few years Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahaAvatar ImageFresca says: That train looks really cool. I hope it will be a ride! Avatar ImageLeeann says: Be nice to have an exact date.

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