New Details Emerge About Wizarding World Park, Rides, and More

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Feb 18, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Update: We received word from Universal Orlando this morning regarding information posted in the Ledger article; comments made in the report about alcoholic forms of butterbeer are inaccurate. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will not be serving alcoholic butterbeer at the park.
There is an article online this evening from The Ledger which reports on a recent meeting for Central Florida Vacation Property Managers Association which relates some new information about the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resorts. According to the Ledger, a sales coordinator from Universal spoke with the association, which represents “short-term vacation homes in Central Florida,” and revealed details about the “family friendly” Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster, the various shops around the park, and much more. Quoteage:

There will be shops as well, like Honeydukes, a candy store that will sell, among other things, chocolate frogs and Treacle Fudge. Dervish & Banges is a toy store that will sell, not surprisingly, broomsticks among the many selections. “Ninety-five percent of them are completely unique products’ Holt said. “You will not be able to buy them anywhere else.”

There’s a Frog Choir that will perform five times day, Holt said, adding, “This is very top secret, so you’re the first one’s to hear about it.”

The article goes on to say that the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will be the “largest ride,” and quoting the sales coordinator, Sarah Holt, as saying, “You’ll go on this great journey specifically designed for this part of the park. It’s ground-breaking, state of the art technology that will even surpass the Spiderman ride. If you’ve been on Spiderman, you know that’s pretty big.”
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is slated for an opening in the Spring of 2010.
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58 Responses to New Details Emerge About Wizarding World Park, Rides, and More

Avatar Imagealbus1881 says: OH MY GOD!!! I don't want to be one of the people who says "I'M SO EXCITED CANT WAIT" because everyone knows already! ... But i SOO am!Avatar ImageDawna says: I think I am going to have to go as soon as it opens....Avatar Imagegingerr_kat says: that sounds so amazing that they have mostly unique products. i really want to go. i think it would be fun to try butterbeer and other wizarding refreshments. i think if you go right when it opens there is probably more of a chance to see the actors from the films at the grand opening but i think it would be better to go in the winter or later in the season when it is less busyAvatar ImageJenleigh says: Alcoholic butterbeer, eh? I KNEW there was a reason it made wizards feel so warm and fuzzy inside! Sounds delicious, can't wait!!Avatar ImageHermonie says: I can't wait till this comes out I have been waiting ever since I heard about it a year ago!! I am so excited I do not want to wait till spring. I hope it comes really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really,really soon! I really want to know how butter beer tastes and want to get a treacle fudge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageFayebeline says: ...of course the Hog's Head will have the alcoholic butterbeer...lol ....sounds fun....can't wait to see the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride...Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: How big is the Spiderman ride? I've never seen it. Anyway, I love how they're having a Frog Choir! Sounds great :) This park is really going to kick some arse. I can't wait!Avatar Imageandusir06 says: Butterbeer? Alcoholic Butterbeer?! Why am I not saving my money to go already? Oh yeah, no job and paying bills with financial aid leftovers. Wizard candy and booze!!!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: wow i can't wait!Avatar Imagestella8h8chang says: FROG CHOIR! FROG CHOIR! FROG CHOIR!!!! <3 <3 <3Avatar Imagerosepug says: Ribbit! Wonder if the Hog's Head will serve Firewhisky, too? :D :D :DAvatar ImageRin68nyr says: Man...I wish we could go this year! We'll be saving up for sometime int he not too distant future, though!Avatar ImageAnatnof says: Alcoholic butterbeer~ wow.. it won't be that nice to get drunk and go to the Dragon Chalange or any other roller coaster ~ Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Alcoholic ButterBeer?! Bloody brillant!!! :) Can't wait to go!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: so "happy" my 21st birthday will be three weeks after my trip:( oh well ill just have a reason to go backAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I want to try butterbeer to bad they weren't selling them in storesAvatar ImageProfessorCharms says: Frog choir!?! Hilarious. I wonder if they will sell Firewhiskey. :) Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: ready to hit the submit button!Avatar ImageScribbled says: 95% Unique? There goes all my money...Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Can't wait to try those butterbeers!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: lol I can't wait for alcoholic butterbeer. Cheers!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: WOW. i NEED 2 go there....Avatar Imagehousemusicbori says: OMG! I wanna drink a lot of ButterBeer! :D And of course the alcholic one! ;)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Yes!! By the time I go I'll be able to get the alcholic Butterbeer! Ooh Firewhisky would be cool too. :) The Frog Choir seems a bit odd to have but heck lets have it, the more the merrier. I already know the the Forbidden Journey ride is going to be my favorite!! Yes I'm saying it again...I CAN'T WAIT TO GO!! It going to be so awsome!!!!Avatar ImageDrome says: This makes me sad... :''< I really want to go there, but I live in Finland.... Maybe some day... ://Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I won't have the money to go when they open but I hope to save up to go. I love the Frog Choir and non-alcoholic Butter Beer - I don't drink. I hope they still have the Frog Choir when I'm able to go. I love the idea of practically everything being new. I'll also have to save for that as well. I definitely want the nimbus 2000. I wonder how much their brooms will cost and will they be life sized - I hope so. WOW! I think I'm having a "cheesy" moment.Avatar Imageelys_hphg says: what the hell am i going to do if I live to the half part of the world away from it... I really am so excited to be there but i know it won't happen till i graduate and buy my own tickets to go there........oh!!! Merlin's pants...that'll be 15 years to go...Avatar Imageelys_hphg says: @Chrysanthe i really do understand you.....i live in the Philippines...for heaven's sake...Avatar ImageKissa says: So basically, you'll need to be out of your butt rich in order to not leave feeling sick to your stomach because you didn't get to try/taste/buy everything? A bit sad, that, but... Time to win the lottery! Cus I want it all! :P LOLAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Cool Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Can't wait to stumble around the park, drunk on Butterbeer!Avatar Imagenatalia96 says: nice!Avatar ImageFifi says: Frog Choir??? So will these mechanical frogs be singing all day long or real frogs actually croaking?? Anyway, what do frogs have to do with HP?Avatar ImageFifi says: Why is part of my comment in italics?Avatar ImageBell Dema says: Oh, thanks Merlin! I thought I'd be all uppity-good-kids-only like Disney. If I spend A LOT of money I should be using for renting my own place, I want to be able to get as pissed as I like every night!Avatar ImageAll Was Well says: Awessssome....Can't wait to taste butterbeer...Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Exciting!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: fifi the Frof Choir is likely based upon Professor Flitwick's frog choir in PoA (I love the full version in the DVD extra stuff) lol I was so excited reading the things available to buy, I was sitting here making a mental list. I am so excited that Honeydukes will be selling the HP candy :D Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: ohmygosh I cant even type Frog without a typo ... waaay too excited for my own good :DAvatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: I wonder what annual Florida Resident passes will run?Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: grate its all most done Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Awesome! The rides sound like a lot of fun!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: OMG I need to start saving up so I can spend all my money on butterbeer and broomsticks!!!!!!! and I can't wait for this forbidden journey ride! :DAvatar Imageharrygetsme says: mmmm...treacle fudge! never tried it, but i've read so much about it i can't wait!Avatar Imagenwrosey says: Didn't Hermione get tipsy in the sixth movie after drinking butterbeer?Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: I've been on Spiderman, and I definitely count it as one of the top 5 rides I've ever been on. Hopefully it's not all hype and the Harry Potter ride really is better. I can't imagine something more fantastic.Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: i think some people are confused. this article says it WILL NOT be serving alcoholic beverages at the WW of HP... "We received word from Universal Orlando this morning regarding information posted in the Ledger article; comments made in the report about alcoholic forms of butterbeer are *inaccurate*." -leaky, WRITTEN ON THIS POST. ...which is all very good. this is a park for families, not a chance to get wasted. anyway, this sounds absolutely fabulous! ...all except for the frog choir...of which i'd like to see so that i can have a good laugh. alfonso, WHYYY did you put singing frogs into the third movie?????? ridiculous.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: @nwrosey - Hermione only got a little tipsy because she put ginger in hers... so butterbeer really isn't alcoholic, otherwise Ron and Harry would have been tipsy too.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Oh I so cannot wait! I cannot wait till it opens! I can't wait to actually purchase artefacts from there!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am pleased that they are not incorporating alcoholic butterbeer into the park. As a family-friendly area in which children will be plentiful, it is inappropriate to have it so pervasive around them.Avatar ImageZivlok says: YES. FROG CHOIR. SO DOWN.Avatar Imagegwynt says: Man i wish i could goAvatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: i'm already wondering, do I check-in my broomstick or can I bring it on as carry-on luggage??Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Sweeeeet!Avatar Imagecoada says: This is so cool!!! http://harry-potter-collections.blogspot.com/Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I want a broomstick! Lol the frog choir sound hilarious!Avatar ImageMrs. Longbottom says: I live an hour away from it! <3333 I can't wait! I am determined to go on opening night!

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