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Old 07-30-2009, 03:56 PM   #91
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Is there anyone else besides me that doesn't like Harry Potter? I'm excited that they are building a new attraction for IOA and I'm sure it's gonna help their business a lot....but I would of rather of seen king kong been added to the lost continent. it seems fitting.
I'm not a fan of HP and I've never read a book or watched a movie but I'm still very excited for the new section to open.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #92
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I'm not a fan of HP and I've never read a book or watched a movie but I'm still very excited for the new section to open.

Ditto! The wife is a huge Potter fan so she will have to explain to me what the hell I am looking at.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #93
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Just thought I would share this brief article about HP that was in today's paper:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/trave...,6638768.story
Interesting article. Some people are really good at discovering things! Thanks for posting Metro.

Don: VERY cool photos!
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Interesting article. Some people are really good at discovering things! Thanks for posting Metro.

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If you want to stay really up to date, follow IOA Central boards or Theme Park Review boards.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:12 AM   #95
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Today is Harry's birthday - it would be cool if Universal announced an opening date today!
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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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Thanks for the great pics! Can't wait!!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:44 PM   #98
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Well we are going to Disney in August 2010 because we are hoping HP will open in July. If it isn't open by then my DD will flip.
I better start reading those books so I know what is what!!! At first I told my family that I would just stay in Disney when they go to Universal but after seeing the photos I think I will be right behind them!!!
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We're hoping it is open by June of 2010!!! Anyone hear anything new???
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We're hoping it is open by June of 2010!!! Anyone hear anything new???
The village opens in december, the castle, the main attraction, in june
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I love this thread. There is so much info and pictures about WWOHP that I hadn't seen before. I had no idea they were so far along getting it done. I am so excited about this park opening. I am not a fanatic but I have seen all of the movies many times and read a few of the books. I think it looks and sounds like it will be amazing.
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The village opens in december, the castle, the main attraction, in june
Those may be the plans, but as we've seen with Rockit, nobody should book vacations based on those dates.
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The village opens in december, the castle, the main attraction, in june
Now that's something I wasn't aware of - hope so
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Courtesy of potterish.com


Chamber of Secrets, Basilisk and Wizard Chessin the Theme Park?












The last news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, theme park that is being built in Orlando, have been quite boring with pictures of constructions that do not show anything more than steel. Today, however, the news is a lot more exciting!


The site Poudlard got a draft that leaked from American Scenic (American cinematographic industry) of two attractions that apparently will be in the park.The first one is the Chamber of Secrets, quoted with details in the second Potter book, with a Salazar Slytherin statue and the basilisk; the second one is the wizard chess, to be played the same way the trio did in one of the obstacles in the first film.



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