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A Foggy Forbidden Forest at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park?

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2009, 06:28 PM

A quick update this evening regarding progress at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Universal Orlando has filed  more construction notices involving two new companies. Of interest is a company from Finland called "Fogscreen Inc," which as the paper points out is to "provide fog special effects. As the name suggests, the company specializes in creating nebulous, walk-through fog banks -- made out of ultrasonic waves and tap water -- on which images and videos can be projected. (Think the Davy Jones effect near the beginning of Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride.)" We are uncertain if this fog effect machine will be used for the spooky Forbidden Forest or as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle or what this may be used for. As a reminder too, back in April, we learned there is to be a company used to provide fake snow for the theme park in sunny Florida; no word if rain, sleet and hail machines will be brought in for possible Quidditch matches either  ;)

Also Universal will be dealing with a company called Austin 2 Paris Inc, and the notice "says the work is for "automata" -- the plural of automaton, which is a type of robot." Readers will recall of course we've heard several reports previously regarding automated robotic arms and the like as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle. Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction continues at Universal Orlando, which is scheduled to open Spring, 2010.

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1661 Points

So ‘effin COOL!! OMG! I can’t wait to go to this!! It’s going to be so awesome!!!!!!!!

Posted by cghambright on August 22, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator
16258 Points

COOL!!!!!!!! i cant wait to go to wizarding world!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on August 22, 2009, 08:46 PM report to moderator
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Posted by gingersnape on August 22, 2009, 08:52 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

OMG so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really cant wait now!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on August 22, 2009, 08:53 PM report to moderator
654 Points

That sounds amazing. Hope I can go!

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on August 22, 2009, 08:58 PM report to moderator
23113 Points

Sounds very cool. It’ll be fun!

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on August 22, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
970 Points

i am just so excited for this to open!

Posted by ღ Courtney {R0aR} ღ on August 22, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

I hope they make it spooky!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 22, 2009, 09:26 PM report to moderator
3982 Points

I was just there on Tuesday… we enjoyed looking at the progress! Snapped some pictures, Hogwarts is really shaping up!

Posted by missskye «Я☼AR» {OoM2} on August 22, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
240 Points

cant wait for!

Posted by TasyaWeasley on August 22, 2009, 10:27 PM report to moderator
240 Points

cant wait for!

Posted by TasyaWeasley on August 22, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
2890 Points

i want to go so badly…its going to be so cool

Posted by Laura Keaton [WBM!] on August 22, 2009, 10:29 PM report to moderator
243 Points

It just keeps sounding better and better!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on August 22, 2009, 10:49 PM report to moderator
1129 Points

I hope they do the Forbidden Forest!

Posted by clashcityrocker13 on August 22, 2009, 11:22 PM report to moderator
39 Points

i cant wait to see Hogsmeade

Posted by magsamill21828 on August 22, 2009, 11:45 PM report to moderator
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