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

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2010, 08:14 PM

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.

Thanks to UHP for mailing.

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1599 Points

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.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on February 19, 2010, 05:13 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

@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.

Posted by Christine on February 19, 2010, 05:33 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

Oh I so cannot wait! I cannot wait till it opens! I can’t wait to actually purchase artefacts from there!

3048 Points

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.

Posted by Kirk on February 19, 2010, 11:03 PM report to moderator
1013 Points


Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on February 19, 2010, 11:09 PM report to moderator
46 Points

Man i wish i could go

Posted by gwynt on February 20, 2010, 10:22 AM report to moderator
523 Points

i’m already wondering, do I check-in my broomstick or can I bring it on as carry-on luggage??

Posted by Phlegm dela Coeur on February 20, 2010, 11:47 AM report to moderator
12348 Points


Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on February 21, 2010, 03:53 AM report to moderator

This is so cool!!!

Posted by coada on February 21, 2010, 06:27 PM report to moderator
2422 Points

I want a broomstick! Lol the frog choir sound hilarious!

Posted by Mr. Brightside on February 22, 2010, 04:25 PM report to moderator
32 Points

I live an hour away from it! <3333 I can’t wait! I am determined to go on opening night!

Posted by Mrs. Longbottom on February 22, 2010, 07:06 PM report to moderator
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