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Old 07-12-2009, 05:58 PM   #16
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We are hoping for a short Nov. 2010 trip to Orlando to enjoy SW and Universal. We are so excited. We just became HP fans this summer. Our DS is turning 9 next month so he is at an excellent age for HP.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #17
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This is exciting and it's just like Universal to just give little hints like they are doing. I'm looking forward to seeing the village and forest most of all for some reason.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:14 PM   #18
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Hmmmm...I wonder if we could be seeing Dueling Dragons turned into something like Dueling Cobras?
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Do you guys think there will be a grand opening with some of the movie stars or something of the sort? I'd love to attend that.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:20 AM   #21
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Thanx for the pics!!!

It's looking awesome!

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Do you guys think there will be a grand opening with some of the movie stars or something of the sort? I'd love to attend that.
That's always a possibility. You never know what's going to happen.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:18 AM   #23
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From Screamscape:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - (7/13/09) Screamscape sources tell us that Dueling Dragons may finally be forced to shut down for it’s final transformation in late August. According to what we’ve been told the ride will likely be renamed Dragon’s Challenge, but when it returns it will apparently come back with an even darker look and theme. No more Fire and Ice dragon either… as apparently even the track colors may be repainted in much darker tones. Meanwhile the nearby Flying Unicorn is still said to be renamed Flying Hippogriff as expected.

The big rumored news however is what I’ve been expecting to be announced… and that a custom built MagiQuest system will be brought into the park. Not only in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but from what I’ve been told little things will be added all throughout the park’s other lands that will react to the magic wands purchased by guests. You’ll only have to look out for little “lightning bolt” symbols here and there to tell you where to aim your wand.

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The big rumored news however is what I’ve been expecting to be announced… and that a custom built MagiQuest system will be brought into the park. Not only in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but from what I’ve been told little things will be added all throughout the park’s other lands that will react to the magic wands purchased by guests. You’ll only have to look out for little “lightning bolt” symbols here and there to tell you where to aim your wand.

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That sounds like a great idea! It's a shame about DD closing I suppose, but I've never been that big a fan anyway.
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I really hope they announce a better opening time frame soon, or at least some dates...Dec 2009-June 2010 is really broad...we're planning our next trip around when this will be open, but of course...can't plan our next trip until we know when it will be open!
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Thanks for sharing all this info! The pics look amazing! I have been a Harry Potter fan since the books came out. I have the same birthday as Harry Potter - July 31st.
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The big rumored news however is what I’ve been expecting to be announced… and that a custom built MagiQuest system will be brought into the park. Not only in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but from what I’ve been told little things will be added all throughout the park’s other lands that will react to the magic wands purchased by guests. You’ll only have to look out for little “lightning bolt” symbols here and there to tell you where to aim your wand.

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kind of like the talking mickey, eh..........




i remember when those programmed mickeys came out and kids and adults carried him around in the motherland parks listening to his tips.

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From Orlando United:

As far as attractions go, here is what has been rumored to be included:

Attractions:

1. Retheme Dueling Dragons into a Tri-Wizard Tournament based Dragons coaster
2. Retheme Flying Unicorn into Care of Magical Creatures Flying Hippogriff
3. The Robocoaster based Dark Ride
4. a special effects heavy show called something like Hogwarts: An Introduction to Magic
5. And a MagiQuest based interactive scavenger hunt. Where you use an infered wand to trigger effects (similar to Kim Possible at EPCOT).

Dining:

1. The Three Broomsticks
2. The Great Hall (food court-like)
and maybe
3. Honeydukes Sweet Shop (candy store)
4. Hog's Head Pub

Shopping:

1. Dervish and Banges (Potter Swag)
And maybe
2. Zonko's Joke Shop
3. Gladrag's Wizardwear


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The picture with the piece of what looks like rock, looks very interesting. Orlando United tends to have some great pictures. I love the ones from page 55.
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