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Balloons Away in the UK for Launch of Half-Blood Prince DVD, New Deathly Hallows Set Visit Contest

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Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 10:00 PM

Well it isn't quite a ship to launch a thousand faces, but rather it's a launch of a thousand balloons to herald the release of pre-orders for the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Yes, really. According to Indie London, this Thursday, September 24, 2009 WB will launch 1,000 balloons which will "have a card attached featuring a unique code that will entitle the holder to register online for a chance to win a trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then "step on to a set for a unique and exciting filming experience, where they will be filmed in the role of one of the magical framed “moving” portrait characters that have adorned the walls of Hogwarts in all of the Harry Potter films. The launch takes place at 1pm at the Millennium Bridge (beside City of London School), and will be done by Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch (aka Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)."

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, if you are lucky enough to catch one of these balloons you have to register online at this link (currently not yet working) between October 1, 2009 and December 4, 2009 for entry into the grand prize draw. Good Luck!

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109 Comments

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2972 Points

Darn it. I love hp but have been supporting the marine conservation societies campaign against balloon releases. Problem is that more often than not in the uk the balloons end up in the sea where they are consumed by birds, mammals and sea turtles pretty quickly killing them. I expect the PR guys who arranged this did not know that tho or they would not hae done it. Ad despite the consequeses it does sound pretty excitig.

Posted by Jenpix on September 23, 2009, 05:03 AM report to moderator
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2482 Points

OMG this is amazing!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on September 23, 2009, 06:00 AM report to moderator
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184 Points

That is so awsome!!

Posted by NipintheAir on September 23, 2009, 06:03 AM report to moderator
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3455 Points

how exciting!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 23, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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2573 Points

Let’s just assume that all of the balloons are going to be received by Potter fans and let’s not think about one or two that may bump into a bird, ok? Wow guys, take a deep breath..it’ll all be ok.

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on September 23, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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263 Points

Grr!
I wish that I was over 18 and lived in the UK!!!

Posted by ~✿FLoWeR✿~ on September 23, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

it sounds good and is sure to look great but the poor animals that get caught in this!!!!!! :( :( WB could choose a different way to publicize HBP.

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 23, 2009, 06:55 AM report to moderator
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241 Points

Well I’m over 18 & I live in the UK so at least that’s a step!

I’ll definitely keep my eyes out for balloons. Or dead turtles.

Posted by Linnyish on September 23, 2009, 06:59 AM report to moderator
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36743 Points

Yay! How amazing!

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on September 23, 2009, 07:08 AM report to moderator
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51 Points

Good for the UK people… Do you think the wind could blow some of the ballons to Hungary too? XD

Posted by Andrash on September 23, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
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7239 Points

Cant get an airline reservation! I’m in the US!!! PICTURES, PLEASE, ANYONE!!!!

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on September 23, 2009, 07:56 AM report to moderator
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3703 Points

I actually like the idea… I find it really cool! Good luck to those who catch a balloon.

Posted by Christine on September 23, 2009, 07:57 AM report to moderator
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268 Points

Is in times like this that I hate to live in Portugal!
:S

Posted by Hmrc5 on September 23, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
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149 Points

Oooo I hope one blows and lands in my garden!!

Posted by SnapesSilverDoe on September 23, 2009, 09:04 AM report to moderator
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3153 Points

That’s so awesome! I wish I was able to do it.

Posted by Leeann on September 23, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
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