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Rumor Alert: Harry Potter Theme Park Based on GoF Time Frame, Custom MagiQuest for Park, New Footage More

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2009, 10:41 PM

Several interesting bits of news tonight regarding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park currently under construction in Orlando, Florida. First, Central Florida in Demand has a special treat for subscribers with a new video feature on the Theme Park, including new looks at the plans for the mammoth Castle. You can see a preview of the video here, however if anyone can record the full on demand version, please send it in to

Readers will recall of course last week Potter film producer David Heyman confirmed that he has been working a bit on the theme park and yes indeed fans will be able to ride through Hogwarts castle on a chair with a moving arm with Harry, also saying there are three rides planned. Chiming in on the ride and more is this rumor from in the know blog Theme Park Insider, which reports on the setting/time frame for the overall park:

Kuka robot arms will power a suspended dark ride through Hogwarts Castle (think Legoland's Knights Tournament meets Peter Pan or ET - but with a much cooler storyline and animated effects.) The timeline will be in the middle of the book/movie storyline - around the fourth book, I've heard. Dining will be at the Three Broomsticks in adjacent Hogsmeade, with another more kid-focused attraction in the mix. And Dueling Dragons will be rethemed to Potter, as well.

Finally, another very interesting rumor from Screamscape, which updates that the popular MagiQuest will indeed be part of the Theme Park. Quotage:

"Screamscape sources tell us that Dueling Dragons may finally be forced to shut down for it’s final transformation in late August. According to what we’ve been told the ride will likely be renamed Dragon’s Challenge, but when it returns it will apparently come back with an even darker look and theme. No more Fire and Ice dragon either… as apparently even the track colors may be repainted in much darker tones. Meanwhile the nearby Flying Unicorn is still said to be renamed Flying Hippogriff as expected.
  The big rumored news however is what I’ve been expecting to be announced… and that a custom built MagiQuest system will be brought into the park. Not only in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but from what I’ve been told little things will be added all throughout the park’s other lands that will react to the magic wands purchased by guests. You’ll only have to look out for little “lightning bolt” symbols here and there to tell you where to aim your wand.

Related: You can learn more about general Magiquest here and here.

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56 Points

Man this is so exciting!I remember when I first discovered Harry Potter I was heasitant now it’s like OH MY GOD WHEN DOES IT COME OUT! Type of thing

Posted by Harryfan299 on July 18, 2009, 06:36 AM report to moderator
243 Points

That sounds so cool! Get to use wands! Can’t wait!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on July 18, 2009, 07:48 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

awesum :)

594 Points

Eeeee, how exciting!! I’m still waiting for information as to when (yes, WHEN!) it will be possible to get married inside the Hogwarts Castle though. ;)

Posted by Kissa on July 18, 2009, 08:28 AM report to moderator
263 Points


I am so excited!

Posted by ~✿FLoWeR✿~ on July 18, 2009, 09:23 AM report to moderator
2333 Points

nice!!! i cant wait for it to open!!

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on July 18, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
27 Points

Wow sounds soooo cool cant wait!

Posted by Fantasy_Gurl on July 18, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
123 Points

Very cool

Posted by superman82 on July 18, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

YES MAGIQUEST LOOKED SO AWESOME!!! Now they’ve put it into the theme park will just make it great! So excited!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on July 18, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
328 Points

Is john secretly working on the park or something?! But this isn’t the first time he’s predicted something correct, maybe he’s just psychic!

Posted by Hobgoblin 13 on July 18, 2009, 10:22 AM report to moderator
464 Points

this place is going to be awesome. i want to see hogsmeade the most. can’t wait!

Posted by Empressa on July 18, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
1925 Points

I want to be the first in line for the park! :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on July 18, 2009, 10:35 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

THAT SOUNDS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 18, 2009, 10:35 AM report to moderator
689 Points

this sounds AWESOME!!! i can hardly wait. only, i need to save up money and get some of my friends to go with me =)

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on July 18, 2009, 10:54 AM report to moderator
35 Points

it will be grate

Posted by bcousino on July 18, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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