Wizarding World of Harry Potter Construction Photos Update

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Nov 03, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

UPDATE: Thanks to an TLC reader who wished to remain anonymous, we now have some gorgeous high res photos showing earlier off-site construction for the park, including this of the walls and windows of the great hall, others such as this which reveals the icicles formed on buildings in Hogsmeade, and a photo detailing the base of one of the towers, with the rest found here.

Construction continues at a rapid pace now for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction at Universal Orlando. Thanks to OrlandoNews, Orlando United and now the Orlando Sentinel, there are now quite a few new photos online from the construction, including this large size photo of the many towers of Hogwarts castle, this photo of the workers on the scaffold way at the top of the main tower, as well as this one of some very oddly curved chimneys, with another look seen here. Be sure to check out our extensive collection of construction photos, with the latest starting here in our image galleries. The theme park is set to open sometime in Spring, 2010.

One final related note: The Orlando Sentinel also reports that the Wizarding World will use eco-friendly products throughout the park, noting “Universal’s agreement with Advanced Eco Designs of Ocala calls for
“furnishings” that will be used as part of the Wizarding World project.
Though the public documents aren’t more specific, the company’s website
shows that it builds furniture such as picnic benches made from
recycled plastic and theme-park props made with synthetic lumber.”





68 Responses to Wizarding World of Harry Potter Construction Photos Update

Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: still can't go. :( 1st!!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Everyday we get a little closer =) Cannot wait!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: awesome awesome awesome!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Wow, the castle is really coming together!! I can't wait to see the finished project!! I just hope I can get there when it opens!!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: I also agree with " Boy With A Lightning Scar [Crow]" and "joginny1994" spring isn't far away!! I'm just waiting for one thing at a time; first HBP dvd release (next month), then the WWHP in spring, and finally DH1 in Nov. 2010!! I can't wait for any of it but I have too!!! Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Omg ... so exciting! We don't have much longer to wait either! =]Avatar Imagebettb says: I love they way that they are messing with the scale of those towers, windows, etc. to fool our eyes into thinking that the castle is much bigger and farther away than it will actually be. :-) Very clever. And the whole WWHP area will feel bigger because we will feel like this giant castle is looming far over our heads. Maybe they'll manage to add some "clouds" up there, perched amongst the topmost towers. This is going to be a feast for the eyes!!Avatar ImageTCunnings says: sweet, can't waitAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Awesome new pics! It all looks so real and just like from the movies. I'm so excited to go! :)Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I know what you mean, GryffindorGirl. My plane ticket would also cost a lot less if the park were built in the UK, but whatcha gonna do?Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Its looking amazing!!! I want to go soooo bad!!!!Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: alright!Avatar Imagesoggysocks says: aaah! my dad and i are planning to go a few months after its opened: this is a dream come true! Avatar ImageFifi says: Wish I could go. Like harryplusrachel says, I'd even be happy to be on the same continent! Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: So wish I could go. Someday I will.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: omg i lookn like the real casel soo much its scaring me Avatar Imageiheartpink says: so can not wait for this park to open ^_^Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: so cool it looks really old like it shoud be!! :)Avatar ImageFigment says: I can't wait to go, hopefully in 2011 when my son is a little older.Avatar Imagepygmypuff85 says: I can't believe how fast it's coming together!! Avatar ImageKC Nox says: i am so excited! Cant wait for leakycon 2011 to be in orlando!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: This is so beyond awesome! Yayyyy, our fantasy is going to come true!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Aww it's so far away!!!Avatar ImageGenine_Malfoy says: This is going to be absolutely incredible. I'll definitely have to set aside time to go visit this!!!!Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: Wow this looks so cool! Can't wait! Quite realistic huh? I'm gonna ask my parents whether i could go there. ...Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Spring, guys. Spring! It's not that far away, really.Avatar ImagevampressISap0tter says: so envious for people who lives near the wwhp. so want to go there!Avatar ImageCatherine says: Wow! it just keeps getting better and better! SO CANT WAIT!Avatar ImageCatherine says: I agree with Boy WIth A Lightning Scar [Crow] Spring isnt that far a way!!!! november-march is only 4 months!!! ah!Avatar Imagesimos says: Cool!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Man its getting put up so fast, looks good so farAvatar Imageharryplusrachel says: omg, i am WAY too excited!!!! :-D Avatar Imageharryplusrachel says: id be happy just to be on the same continent as this thing right now......!!!Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I dream of that place! Avatar ImageBellamont says: Its going to be totally awesome! ^^Avatar Imagehewy says: Can not wait for Sept 2010!!! Vacation here I come to Potterworld!!!!!Avatar ImageGryfindoorGirl115 says: Its so unfair, its being built in the US and the book is by a Britiish author!!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: that's wicked!!! I want to go!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: I would so love to go, but could not afford the trip.Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Awesome!!! So excited to go for Infinitus 2010!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Request me if your going too!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I will be there!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: cant wait to goAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: It will still seem strange seeing snow while you are wearing short sleeves in Florida but I am excited...Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i wish i could go for the grand opening but i think ill have to wait till leakycon 2011Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is going to be amazing. I can't wait to go!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: YAY!Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: AWESOMEEEEE!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: so cool! i'm so going!Avatar ImageMercyMercy says: Ahhh if only I could go... Exciting to see it coming together nontheless!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I am so going!! Avatar Imagedeadtree says: I've been saving up my pennies for this. I can't wait! I really hope they decide to do holiday events like Disney does, like a "yule ball" theme for winter or a deathday party for Halloween. There are so many ways to be creative!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: Cool!Avatar ImageLeeann says: I can't wait to go see it for myself!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is going to be amazing. I can't wait to go!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is going to be amazing. I can't wait to go!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oooh! but it's gonna be a while until I can go. :(Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Yup. Our hope will never die. Someday, USA. Someday.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow...Avatar Imagelaurenc says: I am so ridiculously exited for this.Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagehpismyworld321 says: ahhh i want to go soo bad! im trying to convince my mom to take me there when it opend for my birthday present! heres hoping!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: its coming along!!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Yay!

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