Details on Original Wizarding World Proposal, Butterbeer, and Crowd Control Discussed During Press Conference


Jun 16, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

This morning, a press conference was held for media attendees of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand opening at Universal Orlando Resorts. Leaky was in attendance at this press conference, and was able to obtain some new information about the Harry Potter theme park. Here is a brief rundown of some topics covered during the press conference:

  • The original proposal for the theme park was presented to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in pop-up book form.
  • Universal’s Culinary Team brought ingredients for Butterbeer to Scotland to make it for J. K. Rowling and get her approval.
  • Have chosen to go with an “ebb and flow” plan when dealing with crowd control. The plan, so far, has been “working perfectly.”
  • Universal does not see the Gulf oil spill as affecting the opening or operation of the theme park this summer.
  • In regards to crowding, Universal notes that they “will manage [their] way through whatever number of people show up.”

Leaky’s full account will be online shortly. Stick close to Leaky and Leaky’s Twitter account for up to the minute information about the Wizarding World grand opening events.

19 Responses to Details on Original Wizarding World Proposal, Butterbeer, and Crowd Control Discussed During Press Conference

Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: tht interesting. :)Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: tht interesting. :)Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: first comment!! :). Avatar ImageHermyGrnger says: AHHH CAN'T WAIT FOR FRIDAY MORNINGAvatar Imageigo2pigfarts says: cant waitttt!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Thanks for sharing this information with us, Leaky!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Awesome =)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: It will be so crowded!!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Thanks for the information, Leaky!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: wow, Jo sounds so much like a diva....but she's still my favourite author no matter what! But I cannot wait to watch the GRAND OPENING!!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: dude its going to be packedAvatar Imagehewy says: Jo is not a diva! They wanted her okay and opinion. Why should she go to Orlando it's their call - you want her opinion you go to her not the other way around. Just hope the crowds have thinned alittle come Sept. Also hope in the future that they expand the area to include other things.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Love learning about these little facts. Avatar ImageLittle Light says: :D Thanks for the info, Edward!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool info. ThanksAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: Ohh I can't wait to try Butterbeer :)Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Nothing's going to stop HP fans from visiting this park! I can't wait to go at the end of July! My family is going to have to drag me away!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I remember a video about Butterbeer tasting by JK Rowling. It was in the HPB DVD bonus, wasn't it?Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Not so crowded after all...

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