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David Heyman Comments on Possible Theme Park Expansion

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
November 18, 2011, 11:36 PM

In an exclusive interview with the Toronto Sun, Harry Potter producer David Heyman acknowledged that Universal Studios is planning an expansion to the popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, though did not elaborate on any details.

Heyman confirmed with Sun Media that details are being planned, including new Potter-themed thrill rides. Heyman himself has been thrilled with the response. "This is the first time we've been here with this crowd," he said of "real fans" of the Harry Potter universe. "You realize it does live on and it lives on in so many ways."
Do note that any expansion would still be a few years off, but it's an exciting prospect! What are some Harry Potter-themed rides you'd like to see?

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Gringotts cart ride obviously!

Posted by KiwiMcI on November 20, 2011, 12:13 PM report to moderator
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They’ll probably add a Knockturn Alley. xD

Posted by harrypotter4258 on November 20, 2011, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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Oooh, @WeenyOwl, awesome ideas! I would also love a lot more interactive things to do, people in character, etc.

I’d also love more rollercoasters (Gringotts!! Flying brooms!!), but also things that people who don’t like or can’t ride rollercoasters can do, too. More shows (some indoors… please, please get us out of the Florida heat! LOL), and they definitely need to expand Hogsmeade and the stores. I could not understand why so many of them were only fronts.

Honestly, they just need to tear down the rest of Universal and do it ALL: an even bigger Hogwarts castle we can stay in as a hotel, complete with the Chamber of Secrets and the final challenges from PS/SS, more restaurants, lots more shops and rides, Diagon Alley, bigger Hogsmeade, the Quidditch World Cup stadium (with lessons and games) and camp, the Ministry of Magic, Godric’s Hollow, Privet Drive, The Burrow, interactive wand dueling clubs, Auror training like someone else said, IN the Ministry, the maze from the third challenge, Grimmauld Place, a Hogwarts Express you can actually ride around the entire park like Disney’s train, everything!

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on November 20, 2011, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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that is awesome news, I have to safe up to travel there because just the ticket alone to the states is expensive from my part of the world. I am glad that they are expanding so that when I do get to travel I will not mis out on anything.

Posted by mencia on November 21, 2011, 03:03 AM report to moderator
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I agree with Noble birth Descending. I think I should also be on the board of great ideas. Its so easy to come up with great ideas. There should be a suggestion box in the park. For instance: have gringotts coins as an alternate official currency of the park (like they do at Disney, or did do).
But you get a discount if you use them; build a roller coaster for the gringots vault ride from DH-II! They made that scene on purpose!; Build a resort type hotel to stay in with common rooms. one for the castle, one like the Leaky cauldron, and one for the 3 brrom sticks.

Posted by gav0071 on November 21, 2011, 10:46 AM report to moderator
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While this is exciting, it has to be said that the Toronto Sun isn’t the most reliable news source in our city. Tabloid stuff, really – Rita Skeeter-esque quality facts.

Posted by Princeyboy on November 21, 2011, 10:56 AM report to moderator
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Actually they should have built the official one in Scotland, where as we all know it is based!! I do think you should only be able to get into the park (or Hogwarts, via boats. And you should have the choice of traveling on the hogwarts express into Hogsmead from outside the park. So they’ll need a HUGE expansion for that to happen. Maybe if they ever do create one in Scotland, they shoul dhave the express take you there from Kings Cross, all the way up there. This will be a huge money spinner, as they can charge whatever they want, and people would pay it!!

BTW the chocolate frogs need to be made by cadburys. Best chocolate in the world.
They can also do a simulator ride such as the forbidden journey, but have it in replica Ford Angelias Flying thru England and over the hogwarts grounds, where you can control the direction of the car! Same sort of gymbal system can be used for broomstick rides.

Posted by gav0071 on November 21, 2011, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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Hmm…. Like Disney! Expanding all the time!

Posted by MissWeasley8 (The Wendybird)°O° on November 21, 2011, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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so awesome! it just means the theme park is staying put for a long time! I hope someday i’ll go to florida and finally experience everything there! :D

Posted by lovelle on November 21, 2011, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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