Welcome to Hogsmeade: Photo Update on Harry Potter Theme Park Construction

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Dec 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Construction continues at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction in Orlando, Florida and we have several new batches of photos to show you today, including our first look at the Hogsmeade village sign right here. This comes courtesy of OrlandoParknews, which has some terrific large size photos as well of the entrance to Hogwarts Castle, the brick facade now in place on the shops of Hogsmeade, with more on the way, work on the mysterious side building (possibly Greenhouse or the for entrance line) and this and this of the giant castle of Hogwarts (note the contrast of the castle with the palm trees…ah, magic! :)

Thanks as well to Brian Orndorf who owled Leaky and all the sites with his latest batch of photos from the construction at Universal Orlando as well. Brian has this photo which he thinks is possibly construction for the Flight of the Hippogryff ride, as well as this close up of the side tower (note the workmen’s waterbottles hidden there), another (and clear) shot of the greenhouse like side building of the castle, and work on the Hogwart’s Express train. Be sure to check out all the latest photos starting here.

Thanks to OrlandoParknews and Brian!





53 Responses to Welcome to Hogsmeade: Photo Update on Harry Potter Theme Park Construction

Avatar ImageMiroca says: OMG!! the castle looks just perfect!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: yay! im so excited! I CANT WAIT :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I will be there...Avatar ImageMatea says: wow.everything looks exactly like in the film. I'm so sad that I'll never have a chance to visit the park :(Avatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: I can't wait! I hope I can go see it eventually!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot even begin to find the words to convey how enthralled I am to see the castle that appeared in the films come to life before our very eyes. Even viewing it in the form of pixels, I am mesmerized by the rich attention to detail that went into the construction process.Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: yay! i can't wait to go there :DAvatar Imagejenbabe705 says: It looks absolutely amazing! The castle looks so REAL! Squeee!! I can't wait to be there. It will be a dream come true.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I cannot wait until this park opens!! I am so excited it is all I can think about doing this coming summer!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: omg is looks soo real i am soo excited !!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: wow! its coming along!Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Does anyone else feel afraid to get their hopes up? I mean, could this place ever really feel close to the Harry Potter world in our imaginations. I just don't want to expect too much, though I am sure it will still be awesome. Avatar ImageBella Longbottom says: Oh wow, it looks perfect! I'm so excited about this! :)Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: so cool!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Woowwwwww! Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Haha! The Palm trees look hilarious. Hogwarts: The tropical edition.Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Finally, Hogwarts has come to life!!!! It looks perfect!!!Avatar ImageFifi says: Wow! Hogsmeade looks so real! :DAvatar Imagejlinhard03 says: Can't wait to go!!! We need an opening date ASAP!!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: I wonder if you can take a ride on that Hogwarts express train? :-)Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: These photos are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageQueenFergie says: Tropical Hogsmeade; hehe. Welcome to Florida. I wish I could get a job here. Who knows I might be able to; I do live here. Squee!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I cant wait!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: lol tropical Hogwarts. I can't imagine Hagrid's hut next to palm trees.Avatar Imagestarfishes16 says: I think that they're making the Wizerding World a bit too commercial... What I mean is they're is too much merchandising and not enough rides!Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: 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ImageKewlguy21 says: Chea i cant wait and stoked for the rides and we actually get to go into the castle that the wizarding world has to offer....................... sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: It looks soooo kool! But too bad its across the country =( Why is it everything is in the East coast theres nothing about Harry Potter in California or in any of the states around here =( suckksAvatar ImageElderwand103 says: Looks so much like in the movies! I want to go there so badly! I can't wait!Avatar ImageCatherine says: hogwarts looks so great!!! OMG! it looks like the real thing!!!!! im so excited it looks so perfect!!! i want to go on opening i wish theyd giv us a date!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG! hogwarts looks like the real thing! its coming along so perfectly!!! OH! i wish they'd give us a date! i really want to go!!! especially to the opening!Avatar Imageexpelliarmus9 says: haha, can't wait!! Avatar Imagenox avis says: squeee its look brillant :) i wish i could go as soon as it opensAvatar Imagedeadtree says: everything is so detailed. It's going to be amazing!Avatar ImageVeronicaRiddle says: soo chool!Avatar Imagewrightrox says: on my wayAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: WWOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im SO excited 4 this!!! it looks absolutely amazing!!!!Avatar Imagehousemusicbori says: it is awesome. i really wanna go to there :( :'(Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Oooh exciting :)Avatar Imagedragontowncorsets says: This is VERY squeeable!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!Avatar ImageRavenclawGal14 says: I WANNA GO SOOOO BAD. but i bet the tickets cost a lot though :(Avatar ImageTheHeirOfSlytherin2 says: I wish I could go to that... I've never went to a great big theme park that was not near where I live, so if I get to go this will be a real treat for me. Yay for Honeydukes! :DAvatar ImageTheGriff says: It just keeps looking better than i ever thought it would and its not even finished! I wish i could just live there Avatar Imagesakuranbo07 says: SQUEE! I cant wait to go there!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: OMG! this is so amazingg! I cannot wait!Avatar ImageZephyrFool says: Wannagowannagowannago!Avatar Imagehpismyworld321 says: YAY! im soo excited for this to finally open!! i wish i still lived in this city!!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Wow, the castle really looks authentic, doesn't it?! I can't wait to see it in person! :DAvatar ImageForever Weasleys says: It looks so perfect, hopefully I'll be able to make my way down there sometime...if not tell me how awesome it is!Avatar ImagePowerPigpen 11 says: Have they given a opening park date yet?Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: WOOT! I can't wait to check it out!Avatar Imagejacket says: It's to bad they built it in Florida...I'll never be able to go! But it looks like a lot of fun!

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