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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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Posted by Christine on August 22, 2009, 11:46 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait to see Hogsmeade

Posted by magsamill21828 on August 22, 2009, 11:47 PM report to moderator
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Sounds like there will be fog and robots aplenty. I’m beggining my quasi countdown spring 2010 is getting closer and closer although I can’t wait untill we get an acual date for the opening so the real countdown can begin!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on August 22, 2009, 11:47 PM report to moderator
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I am so glad I started saving early for this!! Hopefully I’ll be able to fly over next year :)

Posted by stella8h8chang on August 22, 2009, 11:54 PM report to moderator
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cant wait

Posted by chrisbDTM {ROÅR!} on August 23, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
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w00t! awesome!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on August 23, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
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im so excited! its going to be amazing!

Posted by lucylovesrupert on August 23, 2009, 12:49 AM report to moderator
879 Points

This is going to be great!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on August 23, 2009, 01:05 AM report to moderator
362 Points

i cant wait im so going when it opens

Posted by lexuslovesweasleys on August 23, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
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this place is gonna be awesome! i may have to move to florida :)

Posted by harrygetsme on August 23, 2009, 02:49 AM report to moderator
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I wish I could go… :(

Posted by Hatty Bumble on August 23, 2009, 04:31 AM report to moderator
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Sounds amazing!

Posted by Hopelaa93 on August 23, 2009, 05:56 AM report to moderator
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OMWG!! I so can’t wait!! THis is gonna be amazing!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on August 23, 2009, 06:28 AM report to moderator
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
Good news!!!

Posted by wing on August 23, 2009, 06:33 AM report to moderator
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
Good news!!!

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