Official Image of Hogwarts Castle from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Released

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Jan 25, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

As construction on the massive Hogwarts Castle structure at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park nears completion, Universal Orlando has released a beautiful high res image of the castle. Available to view right here, the image shows the castle’s spiraling towers, turrets, and impressive detail of the exterior. Universal notes:

The magical transformation continues. Although still very much a work in progress, the magnificence of Hogwarts castle is beginning to take shape above Hogsmeade as work continues on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Hogwarts will be the home of a thrilling, new, state-of-the-art attraction – Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – that uses ground-breaking technology to bring the magic, characters and stories of Harry Potter to life in ways never before experienced. Set to open in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.





71 Responses to Official Image of Hogwarts Castle from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Released

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Sure do hope one of the newly trained programmers can figure out how to fix the time stamp!!!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: ok, that time i didnt even argue with myself 2 see that pic. i cant wait 2 walk through those castle's doors..... its been my num 1 dream 4 SUCH a long time....Avatar Imagejfrancis04 says: It's going to be incredibleAvatar ImageTschudiff says: That's amazing!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: WOW! Its so beautiful and amazing! I cant wait to got there and walking throught it. I think I'll be crying and getting goosebumps too Kriss. :)Avatar ImageEeyore says: Wow! That looks amazing. Is there a definite opening date yet? I think I want to wait a year though. I'm not overly fond of huge crowds. Plus, in a year, they'll have all the bugs worked out of the rides and everything else.Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Oh DAMN that is awesome.... A dream come true. Look at that... Amazing!Avatar ImageMatea says: ok, I'm going to cry. my Hogwarts is finished and I can't get in! :'''''''''''''''''''''''''''(Avatar Imagewhitemudfounder says: right click, "set as desktop background." Nothing better to get me through the semester.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: i cant wait Avatar Imagechipotlewizard404 says: Yesterday:Ugh Today:Dreams, Reality, what differance is it now. If I could just have a TARDIS....Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: im stoked for my summer vacationAvatar Imagemiss molly says: I love it! Especially since they took the photo at an angle where the palm trees around Universal can’t be seen. I hate seeing the palm trees and I am a Floridian so I am use to them but they look so wrong around a castle. :)Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: that looks amazing!!!! not too much longer till it opens!! woo!!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: WOW! It's just like the castle in the movies! I love that little spiraling tower near the top. :DAvatar Imagedoxycide says: Oh my goodness!! I totally thought that was the castle from the movies! Wow, I'm excited now!!Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: hey i wonder if they make it in caliAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: i wish all this was real it would be amazingAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: i wish i was a wizardAvatar ImageCarmenNightshadow says: wow! it's amazing! Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Nice pix...Avatar ImageStarlysh says: It's beautiful. I can't wait to go to there.Avatar ImageFifi says: Amazing, it looks just how I imagined it!Avatar ImageKissa says: I am so insanely excited for this. Just looking at that picture... I can totally see myself walking around there when it opens. It's so much better than I ever expected. I'm probably gonna cry the first time I go in there. And get goosebumps. Yeah, definitely goosebumps. :')Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I must go there.Avatar ImageEeyore says: Wow! That looks amazing. Is there a definite opening date yet? I think I want to wait a year though. I'm not overly fond of huge crowds. Plus, in a year, they'll have all the bugs worked out of the rides and everything else.Avatar Imagehermione97 says: I just have to go there!!!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: :) imagine: the opening day, thousands of HP fans entered the park and started to cry))) why? -the castle isn't like in Jo's canon? -no! -the designers made something wrong? -no! -so, why are you crying? -our dreams came true! However, I'm sure that I will cry when I enter the park. Avatar Imagetaylor819 says: I'm so excited for this! Does anyone know how much of the castle will be accessable inside?Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW !! THE CASTLE IS AWESOME, I can not wait to check it out in person!!!! I have been to Orlando Florida several times in the past, but not since HP Theme Parks creation!!!!!Avatar ImageBech7Raven says: Oh god I can't wait to go there! They've done a brilliant job on the castle, it looks perfect just like in the movies! Awesome!Avatar ImageDawna says: Think I am going to have to take a trip to Florida this year!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Sweet picture! Nice high res. Looks awesome!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Words fail to describe my reaction to opening this picture. To see this high resolution image of the castle, to see this location come to life and into shape, to imagine the very image of myself standing in its physical presence filled with awe, to even conceive of stepping into it... Tears are beginning to pour down my face. None of my expectations ever created something as majestic and potent as this.Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Wow, that castle is beautiful!! I can't wait to see it in person!Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: Oh my goodness. It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I speak for everyone when I say that it will be more than wondrous when we fans finally walk through (or ride through) the doors and into Hogwarts, a world we've only dreamed about for over 10 years. I know that it's been my dream forever, ever since I read the books when I was small.Avatar ImageCarinaPotter says: I'm definitely going to cry my eyes out when I enter the park.Avatar Imagehpfanaticfan2011 says: haha this is kind of a blonde moment... haha i just realized that the gryffindor tower has 7 levels of windows..for each year...haha it all makes sense nowAvatar Imageda_member0808 says: Beautiful! Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: Amazing! I cannot wait to see the castle in person! Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: AHHH! i think im going to pee my pants when i actually get to walk into hogwarts. Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: It looks amazing!!! Can't wait to go!!!! :) Still wearing on the name "Forbidden Journey" though, but now that I see this pic, WHO CARES??? :DAvatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm with Eeyore, I'll probably wait a year too. I'm not really a crowd person either. I'm also hoping it will be less expensive then to go as well. I'm excited about it and I hope lots of people will go so they can continue to improve on the park. I'd just like to go at a less crowded time, when it's less expensive hopefully.Avatar ImageQueen_Victoria says: It looks amazing. I wish I could just stay there... forever.Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: this is so culAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: heyAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: i wish i lived thereAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: i am so moving to floridaAvatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: AWESOME!!!! It looks awesome! I can't wait to go to Orlando to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: <3Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Awesome!Avatar ImageZiadM says: can't wait!!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: UGHHHH! Why am I always one of the last people to comment :(Avatar Imagemark707 says: aww..isnt it beautifulAvatar ImageJane_Potter says: Wow. It is amazing!!!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: It really does look good, doesn' it?Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: It's literally going to be a dream come true to be able to walk into Hogwarts castle. I can't hardly wait!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: When does it open ??? Arrg They still wont tell us when it opens !!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: O ... M ... G !!!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: omg it looks realAvatar Imagespiritbound says: I soooo want to go!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: AMAZING! LOVE IT!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: WOW! It looks awesome.... just like from the movies! Can't wait to visit this summer!Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: That is so beautiful!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I hear that there is already a three year wait list for fans who plan to get married there. They are going to have such a magical day! =)Avatar Imagemichaeltozer says: Omg !! i cant wait to go in that. My goal in life was to enter the castle. Now it can come true!,,, i wonder if they will have like, all the common rooms and all that in there. O.OAvatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: I would kill to be there when it's opened!!!Avatar ImageBara says: It looks absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to take a better look at it. Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: wowAvatar Imagekisoiscute says: wowAvatar ImageKami Malfoy says: The idea of being able to walk into Hogwarts castle is terribly exciting!

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