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Old 07-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #61
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Latest Pictures - 07/23/2009
Posted by WizardingWorldHarryPotter.com
at July 23, 2009

Hello wizards all!
We’re all very excited especially with the release of the Half Blood Prince, and we’ve got some shots to continue your excitement.
These get really awesome towards the end, check them out!





Construction on the entrance area.



The sign, and then the roof area construction behind it.



Another angle of the above.



Shot from by the dueling dragons



A coaster on the left!



Renovation of the coaster, it seems.



Think about how this will look like when its done! A scene, if anything.



Another view on the construction area.



Different angle of above.



And yet another angle; the coaster on the right!



…my goodness! It’s coming together! Look at Hogsmeade!



Beautiful turrets! And large!



Now this looks like progress!! Substantial progress!

So there you have it! Perhaps one of the most exciting updates we’ve put up in a while…just look at Hogsmeade!



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Old 07-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #62
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This is gonna be awesome.Buy tics now,I'm sure when it opens the price and bargains are gonna be gon.It will draw so many people!!

Great pics,thank you!!
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #63
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Thanks for the update...I can't wait!
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:53 PM   #64
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Wow...fantastic pictures, thanks for posting!

Looks like it's coming along nicely. I like how there's a rollercoaster in there already! And the buildings with the snow are looking tip-top! Fingers crossed for May 2010!
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Thanks so much for the photos!!!!

Can't wait to see the finished product and actually be there
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Accio WWOHP!

I too have been a HP fan for years and just recently got the DBF involved! We're both so excited about the opening of this park! We're planning another trip to Disney in August 2010 and it would be great if the WWOHP opened in May! (fingers crossed!) BTW, I love all these pics!
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wow !!! those pics look amazing
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I haven't been to US Florida in forever but we have a trip planned for next June and I am hoping this will be open!
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I sort of disagree in a way.
1st I think this will not be considered the "official opening" of Wizarding World. I think that will be when everything is done. But it will be a soft opening of sorts. *for me*, like many visitors, I will be down when my vacation allows, and in my case, that's March 2010. I would rather be able to see SOME of the progress than none at all.

As long as people know IN ADVANCE that not everything is open, then there should be no dissapointment.
I was so excited when I saw this post!!! I am going in January 2010. I plan to go back when the whole thing is open but so excited that I may get to see some of it while I am there. Do you think the new flying unicorn and dueling dragons will be done. Hopefully they are part of that soft opening for Christmas 2009 that that article talks about. Would rather see a little bit than nothing. I too share Harry Potter's birthday.
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WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER NAME RELEASE

Courtesy of Dr. Emmett Brown, Orlando United


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Basically there's gonna be a couple new stores and eateries, and one new ride to accompany the retheming of Flying Unicorn and Dueling Dragons.

The official name of the new ride is HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY. While I don't know the locations of the stores and ride, I can provide you guys with the names.

CREDIT to IOAFREAK13 over at IOACentral.

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Wow great information, thanks so much for posting!! The attractions are pretty much what people guessed them to be then I suppose, Still pretty exciting though
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WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER NAME RELEASE

Basically there's gonna be a couple new stores and eateries, and one new ride to accompany the retheming of Flying Unicorn and Dueling Dragons.

The official name of the new ride is HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY. While I don't know the locations of the stores and ride, I can provide you guys with the names

Courtesy of Dr. Emmett Brown, Orlando United
So in short after much critisism directed at me earlier in the thread it turns out that I was right.

I stand by my opinion that unless this new ride is a mega attraction and unique that this Harry Potter land will be seen a nothing more than a gimmick and a collection of shops with a few re-hashed rides that are essentially the same. This ride for me will determin if this construction is a flop or not.
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Melly - why can't you just let those of us who are looking forward to something new at Universal enjoy it without any sarcasm or criticism.....both Universal and WDW can coexist and have been coexisting together in the Orlando area for quite a few years and both have fans.

I think that it's time for you to let it go! Disney had their chance of having a Harry Potter ride and they passed on it, so be it........................
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Melly - why can't you just let those of us who are looking forward to something new at Universal enjoy it without any sarcasm or criticism.....both Universal and WDW can coexist and have been coexisting together in the Orlando area for quite a few years and both have fans.

I think that it's time for you to let it go! Disney had their chance of having a Harry Potter ride and they passed on it, so be it........................
I have no beef with Universal, love the place.

I have however offered a perfectly valid opinion on this project. May I suggest that if you cant handle other people having an opinion then a message board probably isnt the best place for you to be.

Again, my opinion is straightforward and valid. There is a LOT of hype over this project but when you scratch the surface it is a few restraunts and shops, a couple of re-painted rides which we have all been on before and just ONE new ride.

If this ride is awesome, and Im talking Spiderman or Revenge of the mummy awesome then Universal will pull this off. If it isnt then I think it will be a flop.
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From Screamscape:

2010 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - (7/27/09) Orlando United has posted some new information about the names of the various attractions, stores, items and eateries in the Wizarding World. For starters the they claim that the new ride will be called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The search through the trademark database also confirmed Flight of the Hippogriff and Dragon Challenge as the new names for Flying Unicorn and Dueling Dragons.
Meanwhile a great bit of coverage of the entire Harry Potter project at Islands of Adventure has been put up as an on-demand video on the local Brighthouse cable network. The videos have also been uploaded to YouTube (in 2 parts) for everyone to enjoy as they document the past, present and what we may see over the next year at the Wizarding World.




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