Rumor: Harry Potter Attraction Part of Theme Park to be Built in India?

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Jul 31, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Wall Street Journal is reporting an Indian company, the Reliance ADA Group, is currently in talks with Universal Studios to bring to the country of India a theme park, much like their Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, the home of the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The reported $1.5 billion venture, the paper reports, would feature a “variety of roller coasters and rides, shops with movie-related merchandise and nearby hotels,” and include “content linked to popular Hollywood movies such as “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “Spider-Man” and the “Harry Potter” franchise.” The WSJ article continues:

Reliance’s Big Entertainment subsidiary and Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal, still are discussing terms, but could reach a deal this year. One person familiar with the matter warned, however, that talks are at an early stage, and could yet break down.

A Reliance spokesman said his company doesn’t comment on market speculation. Universal declined to comment.

Reliance was drawn to Universal as a partner because in addition to its own properties, Universal acquires intellectual-property rights from other Hollywood studios, such as the “Harry Potter” series from Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros., according to a person familiar with the situation.

While this could very well be an exciting development, this news is stationed directly in the rumor category at this time.





39 Responses to Rumor: Harry Potter Attraction Part of Theme Park to be Built in India?

Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: If they're planning to make another HP Park, it should definitely go to England.Avatar Imagemikeminnc says: I suspect that 1.1 billion Indians and 1.4 billion Chinese (and growing) vs. 400 million (and flat) Western Europeans will be a major driver.Avatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: Until there's a Universal Studios in England, do not expect a Harry Potter theme park there. Anyway, great news for India! Love how fast that countries been developing. I'd love to go there one day.Avatar ImageLeo_Lovegood says: Until there's a Universal Studios in England, do not expect a Harry Potter theme park there. Anyway, great news for India! Love how fast that countries been developing. I'd love to go there one day.Avatar Imagepurplewitch_30 says: I agree on OddRavenclaw222 ~WBM~,,England is the land of Harry Potter...Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Very cool for HP fans in India (if its real), hopefully us fans in the UK will get a park too, pwetty please :)Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I'm 22 now, so a theme park in the UK before my 30th birthday would be awesome!Avatar ImageIndia is land of the Phoenix says: Jai Hind ! That's great news for us Indians ! And I agree with purplewitch and other commentors above and I feel that the original Harry Potter theme park should have been in UK, not US.Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Yeah, I agree with OddRavenclaw222 ~WBM~ too...Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i agree too, it should be built in the UK.. Harry Potter originated there so they should get it. not indiaAvatar Imagemew5645 says: yeah they should build one in LA !Avatar Imagerohit_albus severus says: well i agree with above comments that uk must be given priority but being an indian i would really feel proud if the rumors are true... hp theme park in india...wow..cool..supercool!:-DAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: It would be great for India to have a theme park... but I think if anybody got an HP theme park next it should be the UK too.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: im still trying to go 300 miles to orlando now they want to make me go thousands to indiaAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Oh My God! This is spectacular. HP Theme Park in India is simply awesome excellent. It would be great to put it in India though I feel UK deserves one. But as an Indian i couldn't ask for more than this. As for the no. of people there would be no doubt. India alone has tons of HP fans. Hope the rumor becomes true.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Oh My God! This is spectacular. HP Theme Park in India is simply awesome excellent. It would be great to put it in India though I feel UK deserves one. But as an Indian i couldn't ask for more than this. As for the no. of people there would be no doubt. India alone has tons of HP fans. Hope the rumor becomes true.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: I don't believe its a rumor. It has to be true that's it. Go on Reliance Big. Make it true. PleaseeeeeeeeeeAvatar Imagepotterprab says: omgosh this is great news cause now i finally have a really good reason to visit india since i always wantted to go there buh being british the theme park should be built in egland first since it is orginated from the uk.Avatar Imagehermione198k says: I would love it to be in India!! Its great news for all of us Indians!Avatar Imageacciohorcrux.hbp says: Gosh!!Another HP Theme Park??!!!Well, it hardly matters where it'll be built...coz wherever it is been built...i'll go there for Harry,Ron,Hermione....!!! And if it's in India...then it'll be like a dream come true!!!coz it's my homeland....but I can go to MARS too for it!! :)and fans pls don't quarrel...coz there's more than a real HP theme park we have in each of our hearts...wherever we are...!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is very exciting but I think a theme park in England is definitely in need!Avatar Imagecharvi says: Awesome im sure reliance must be talks with the universal giants....this would be spectacular if it opened here..fingers crossed!!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: What the hell. They might make one in India. And not in London! Thats so freaken stupid. WHY??? Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Why not England?! It is where the author, cast, films ect are from! :'( Still, well done India! :')Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope that the theme park hits Great Britain first, but think of all the people in India who are fans! There would be a lot of profits involved in India. Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: I've always wanted to visit India. Man, if HP Theme Park was built then I'd get there even quicker. Avatar Imagevandy says: It this news was true , I'd be so ecstatic !!! But I agree with many of you here.. UK should definitely get a theme park....Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: wow! it d b gr8 f it s n India!!Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: i think that it is great to put a park in India! although to all those who want one in the UK...is there really enough space for something as large as a Harry Potter Theme Park?Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Eh? India? Seriously? No offense but boy this is random. And i don't want another HP park. I'd rather have one, i mean if there are Hogwarts all over the Earth it will turn into a fad.Avatar Imagered_7849 says: That's great ! India has got millions of fans who are crazy about HP ! Finnally ! Some recognition. Go......INDIYEAH !!Avatar ImageMeggie the Goose says: Cool, that would be awesome it it pulls through.Avatar Imagekralian says: whoa!....it'll be like total surprise for Indians...who wud expect it rather?Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: OH MY GOD!!! Really? Excellent! Brilliant! This has to be true!!! :-DAvatar ImageSmitch says: Re-he-heally?Avatar ImageSmitch says: Re-he-heally...Avatar Imagehewy says: Universal had to get pemission from Jo to build the one in Orlando. Now does Universal own the rights to the HP theme park concession? Doesn't Jo have a say in this matter??? I know money talks but since author, books, films, actors and sets are all in the UK why not there???????Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How about North Korea???Avatar Imageeinstine says: yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!atleast now all my frnds can visit me:)

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