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AirTran's Wizarding World of Harry Potter Aeroplane Takes to the Sky (Updated)

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Posted by: Rosi
June 16, 2010, 04:36 PM

In anticipation of the Harry Potter attraction's Grand Opening on Friday, AirTran and Universal Studios have today unveiled a Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed aircraft. The Boeing 717 aeroplane features graphics advertising both the attraction and the Universal Orlando resort, as well as a wizarding hand holding a magic wand. A press release issued by Air Tran comments that the plane is "the latest expansion of a partnership that includes exclusive travel packages and special offers to people traveling on AirTran Airways to the Universal Orlando Resort."

To celebrate its launch, the plane flew winners from NBC Today Show's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort" contest to Orlando International Airport. Photos of the aircraft can be seen right here in our galleries.

Update: A video of the plane being cleaned and moving around the concrete can now be seen here in our video galleries.

Additionally, AirTran and Universal Orlando Resort announced that they are giving away a three night trip for four to the park, including three nights at the Hard Rock Hotel. More details about the contest can be found on the Air Tran website at this link.

Thanks, Anne, for emailing in!

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23 Comments

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Ahhh that is sooo freaking amazingly cool!! Yayayayay!!♥ =D I want to be in orlano soooooooooooooo bad!!!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on June 16, 2010, 04:47 PM report to moderator
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I am taking airtran to infinitus, i wonder if our plane will be the potter plane!!??

Posted by GF_of_Seamus on June 16, 2010, 05:00 PM report to moderator
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awsoem. looks soo cool.!! :)

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 16, 2010, 05:06 PM report to moderator
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Oh thats so cool!! :D

Posted by IloveDobby on June 16, 2010, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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Great graphics! Looks amazing!!!!!

Posted by hewy on June 16, 2010, 05:22 PM report to moderator
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That’s cool! A plane showcasing Harry Potter…..now that I think about it, Harry Potter just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.

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so like this!! wish i could be in it!!

Posted by bcfgrg on June 16, 2010, 06:02 PM report to moderator
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Looks awesome!

Posted by ravenclaw_girl42 on June 16, 2010, 06:35 PM report to moderator
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Pretty cool. Now if they would only add images of the main characters, we could finally truly say Snape’s on a plane, LOL.

Posted by Jillxoxo on June 16, 2010, 08:07 PM report to moderator
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Cool!
Lol at jillxoxo’s comment :D

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on June 16, 2010, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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Cool! Can I got to the plane?

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 16, 2010, 10:49 PM report to moderator
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wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that’s cool

Posted by Emmaria on June 17, 2010, 10:05 AM report to moderator
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Thats superb

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on June 17, 2010, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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That is so cool … and jillxoxo’s comment totally made me laugh out loud.
How awesome must it feel for JKR, that something that started out as just a book is now painted all over an airplane. It doesnt get much bigger than that. Well, aside from WWOHP itself of course lol

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 17, 2010, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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OhhMG! That rocks XD

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