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Old 08-24-2009, 01:08 PM   #181
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Actually it was a cart, not a boat that went through Gringotts. I do agree that sequence would make a great dark coaster- that is if I liked coasters. My kids would love it though!
Thanks, I was thinking that was a boat for some reason, oh well, not sure if a boat would work with the theme then? You can probably tell I love boat rides, JPRA my fav!

Wonder if they will use the fog all around, kind of like fogging the whole place up to make it dreamy like, that would be cool. But sounds like more it will be worked in with a projector, similar to the Poisiden.
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Thanks, I was thinking that was a boat for some reason, oh well, not sure if a boat would work with the theme then? You can probably tell I love boat rides, JPRA my fav!
There are boats in the first one. They rode in them after they got off the train at hogwarts. So a boat could still work.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:22 PM   #183
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There are boats in the first one. They rode in them after they got off the train at hogwarts. So a boat could still work.
That's true! The first years take the boats to the castle.
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Yeah forgot about that, I thought there was a boat somewhere in the first HP, haven't watched it in a while.
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Photo Update: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal







The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal’s Islands of Adventure seems to be moving along well. It’s set to open in 2010, although Universal officials haven’t said if that means spring, summer or fall.
I walked all around the park today checking out the progress. The top photo shows the entrance to the land. This was taken close to the entrance to The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad Stunt Show in The Lost Continent area.






This is what you see as you enter the park. The black bars sticking up in the distance are thought to eventually be the top of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, aka Hogwarts Castle.






Here a worker is seen doing something to the closed Flying Unicorn roller coaster. It is thought the kids coaster may reopen as Flight of the Hippogriff.







This building is just inside the entrance to the “world”. The photo was taken from the new bridge that leads to the Jurassic park area.






When you get back in Jurassic Park, by the entrance to Dueling Dragons, you can see workers adding some of the rock work outside of Hogwarts.








The view just above the Dueling Dragons locker storage area.






Looking from the back of Hogwarts. This was taken close to the entrance to the Jurassic Park Discovery Center.







Behind Universal is a field off Turkey Lake Road that Universal sometimes uses for storage.
Here you can see something that looks like it may fit on top of the back bars, as seen in our second photo from the front of the park.
Compare it to Universal’s concept art of Hogwarts.









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I heard the other day that Hagrid's hut is supposed to be there? Wonder what would be in there or what its purpose is going to be.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:28 AM   #187
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I heard the other day that Hagrid's hut is supposed to be there? Wonder what would be in there or what its purpose is going to be.
Yes, it is there and is already built.




You can see it partially when you are on the dueling dragons queu just before the entrance to the castle



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Old 08-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #188
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Possible names for Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides, restaurants, and more







The Internet has been buzzing over the past couple of days with the possibility of the discovery of a few names of various rides, shops, restaurants, and other elements to be included in Universal Orlando’s upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter addition to their Islands of Adventure theme park.

A search on the Web site for the United States Patent and Trademark Office reveals that back in May, Warner Bros. filed for several trademarks that are likely related to the new “theme park within a theme park”.

Some of the trademarked names are familiar: Three Broomsticks, Butterbeer, Ollivanders, Honeydukes, and Zonko’s. Those were all choices (some being winners) of past official polls for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Beyond those, six more trademarks may point to other areas of the Wizarding World and could even be the names of the attractions within it:

- Most notably, the name “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” is filed under “Entertainment services in the nature of an amusement park ride.” It may be safe to assume that this will be the name of the large new ride that is being constructed in the back of the park.

- Likewise, listed under the same category are “Flight of the Hippogriff” and “Dragon Challenge,” which are likely going to be the new names for the existing Flying Unicorn and Dueling Dragons rides.

- Four other trademark names are also listed. “Owl Post” and “Dervish and Banges” are categorized as retail stores. “Hogsmeade Village” is listed as “Entertainment services in the nature of an amusement park attraction, namely, a themed area.” “Magic Neep” is categorized under “Restaurant services, namely, providing of food and beverages for consumption.”






- Finally, on the same day that all of these were filed, a mark intended for use on clothing was filed featuring an Harry Potter “HP” logo along with a “stylized wing ball” better known to Potter fans as a Golden Snitch. While “Golden Snitch” has had many trademarks filed for in the past few years, this is one appears to be related to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter simply because its filing date is the same as the rest of the words. Perhaps we’ll see this graphic appearing on apparel inside the theme park.

It must be noted that while all of these words have been filed as trademarks, it doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily going to be used inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There is no reason why further marks could not be filed for in the future. But it is certainly possible that next year we will have a chance to ride something called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

(Credit to Orlando United for first posting the word list)




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Old 08-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #189
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Call me crazy but I just signed on to a 12 week biggest loser challenge at work. How will I ever Diet on FREE DINING?

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-You will be able to interact with Hagrid at his hut

So this will be like a mini-attraction. Interesting...


Thanks for the inside info.
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Will this VIP Opening be available for the public also? I'm willing to shed a lot of money to get into that one...
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #193
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Thanks so much for the info. I can't wait to hear more, as you find out.
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-Opening is hoped for late Spring 2010 but they are prepared to push it back as late as Summer 2010. (assume late May, Early June unless there is a major issue otherwise)
Well that sucks. Guess I'm not surprised really, but still dissapointed. I had hoped for early March ( when we go down ). Oh well. No Universal for us this time. Maybe in two years when we're down again.
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