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

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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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Oh!!!!
Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
Good news!!!

Posted by wing on August 23, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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ahh, this is going to be amazing :D

Posted by Lidewij on August 23, 2009, 07:01 AM report to moderator
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I just can’t wait!

Posted by Mellzey72 on August 23, 2009, 07:33 AM report to moderator
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Oh, I wish I could be there too. But it’s too far for me… :(

Posted by Ildiko on August 23, 2009, 07:43 AM report to moderator
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It’s such a pity that I live so far from it….At least they could put pictures of it on TLC.

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on August 23, 2009, 08:01 AM report to moderator
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That fogscreen thingy has got to be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Can’t remember where I saw it but I remember seeing it, live, and thinking that it’s absolutely brilliant. It looked unbelievable when they projected video to it, yet you could walk straight through it.
It’s gonna be an amazing opportunity for this Finnish company if they are really going to use fogscreens in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Go Finns! :)

Posted by MischiefManaged on August 23, 2009, 08:16 AM report to moderator
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Yay! I’m gonna get to go after graduation after all!!! Awesome!

Posted by  HeartbreakDX  on August 23, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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Fingers crossed for an early 2010 opening!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on August 23, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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Ugh, I soooo want to go _

Posted by Figaro (ROAR!) on August 23, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
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I want to go so bad! It would be the most amazingest thing in the whole world! :o)

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on August 23, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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This place just keeps getting cooler. I’ve never seen the fogscreen thing but, it sounds really awesome. And, I’m excited for the snow, I love snow.
Fifi there are pics of the park under construction at The Leaky Galleries (Image Galleries) and they are so worth checking out. The park looks so magical already and it’s still being built.

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 23, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
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This is amazing! I hope the fog machines are for The Forbidden Forest, that would be so cool. Especially if you can project images in the fog. That would be so spooky!

Posted by crazyforSeverus on August 23, 2009, 10:14 AM report to moderator
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IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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