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New Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Coming This Month

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 03:36 PM

There is some good news today regarding the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that in a few weeks on September 15th, fans will learn much more on the widely anticipated new Harry Potter attraction as the paper says: "The resort has begun sending out invitations for a Sept. 15 webcast promising a "first-ever glimpse" ot the Wizarding World, which is supposed to open sometime during the first half of 2010."
Update: A second article from the Sentinel is now online, where the newspaper reminds us:

"Universal's Potter event is scheduled to occur two days after the Walt Disney Co. concludes a fan convention in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is widely expected to announce new projects at the gathering for several of its theme parks, including Disney World. Although Universal has said little about Wizarding World since announcing it in May 2007, some details have leaked out. The 20-acre "theme park within a theme park" in Islands of Adventure is to be anchored by the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. The 15-story castle will house the themed area's signature attraction -- which, according to people familiar with the project, will feature a "robocoaster" ride system in which guests sit in seats suspended from a robotic arm that swivels in multiple directions as it advances along a track.The name of the ride is thought to be "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey," based on U.S. trademark applications filed earlier this year. The Wizarding World will also include Hogsmeade Village, with shops and taverns from the novels selling items such as magic wands and serving treats such as chocolate frogs and butterbeer."

As readers will recall the theme park is currently under construction in Orlando and will feature at least three rides, one housed in the giant Hogwarts castle which will serve as center of the park. Be sure to check out our extensive collection of photos here. TLC will have complete coverage of this event on the 15th, stay tuned!

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35 Points

My friends and I were driving by Islands of Adventure, down the backside of the park and saw the top of one of the towers of Hogwarts. It’s been insulated and just needs to shingled and it should be done. The track for what looks to be a coaster ride was there a few weeks but has been moved inside. I’m planning on visiting the park and the area around it to see what else I can see.

Posted by dh.vixen on September 03, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I cannot wait for this webcast to be released! I am positive that the theme park will be fantastic.

Posted by Kirk on September 03, 2009, 03:52 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

I hope the webcast is good! Would love to see what it’s like!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 03, 2009, 04:07 PM report to moderator
1365 Points


Posted by  HeartbreakDX  on September 03, 2009, 04:23 PM report to moderator
7662 Points

Sounds good! I went to Universal Studios before all this started in 2004, and I can’t wait to go there again in a few years to visit the “Wizarding World”!

Posted by Lexi*the*Auror on September 03, 2009, 04:24 PM report to moderator
2421 Points

I wonder what it will be about. Very interesting.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on September 03, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
209 Points

OMG….i am going to try to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Granger10 on September 03, 2009, 04:36 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

Omg, I can’t wait! :D

Posted by Christine on September 03, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

Ooh, this is exciting; I can’t wait to see it!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on September 03, 2009, 04:45 PM report to moderator
115 Points

yay :D

Posted by vintervarg on September 03, 2009, 05:00 PM report to moderator
6978 Points

I can’t wait I want to go sooo badly!!!

Posted by Slytherin Princess ^hiss^ on September 03, 2009, 05:28 PM report to moderator
774 Points

I can not wait for this to open!!! _

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on September 03, 2009, 05:33 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

Yay im so excited!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on September 03, 2009, 05:40 PM report to moderator
53 Points

Very excited! Hopefully the announcement will give an opening date!

Posted by itsrealforus on September 03, 2009, 05:44 PM report to moderator
2570 Points

So awesome cant wait

Posted by madman1277 on September 03, 2009, 06:00 PM report to moderator
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