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Old 03-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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speculation re: Harry Potter expansion - possible Ministry for Magic?

I was reading what I could find about the Harry Potter expansion at USF, and someone was describing a ride like an elevator simulator that would appear to move in 3 dimensions. That doesn't sound like a Gringotts coaster to me, more like a Ministry for Magic ride.

Anyone have anymore rumours?
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I haven't heard much of anything...they are keeping things pretty closed mouthed.
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Have you read the thread over at Orlando United? They seem to be pretty informed about what is going on and they are saying Gringott's. You can already see coaster track inside the building, so there are definitely going to be coaster parts. The elevator is apparently part of the queue or preshow.

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Thx Damo. Sounds right to me.
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I was reading what I could find about the Harry Potter expansion at USF, and someone was describing a ride like an elevator simulator that would appear to move in 3 dimensions. That doesn't sound like a Gringotts coaster to me, more like a Ministry for Magic ride.

Anyone have anymore rumours?
PHASE 3???Just keep expanding Potter and people will keep coming in droves,make 4-5 phases they'll be able to buy out Disney World.
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Orlando United has the best insiders, and according to them, no plans.
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PHASE 3???Just keep expanding Potter and people will keep coming in droves,make 4-5 phases they'll be able to buy out Disney World.
But what about people who don't like Harry potter? It keeps taking over and it's something I skip.
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But I do agree. People do love Harry Potter so it would be silly not too.
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@Bean786 what about Jurassic Park 4 (2014)? There's a little bit of unused land between toon lagoon and thunder falls. Something cool and high-tech?
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@Bean786 what about Jurassic Park 4 (2014)? There's a little bit of unused land between toon lagoon and thunder falls. Something cool and high-tech?
I like Jurassic park theme because you don't have to know it to 'get it'. and I love all the marvel stuff. So much you can do with it. To me Harry potter and twilight or any major 'thing' you have to know it. When I rode the Harry potter ride and visited the land, it was just oh ok, because I've never seen it. It doesn't appeal to me. Which is nice actually cause I don't feel the needs to wait in the lines
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PHASE 3???Just keep expanding Potter and people will keep coming in droves,make 4-5 phases they'll be able to buy out Disney World.
Comcast could do that now.
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I like Jurassic park theme because you don't have to know it to 'get it'. and I love all the marvel stuff. So much you can do with it. To me Harry potter and twilight or any major 'thing' you have to know it. When I rode the Harry potter ride and visited the land, it was just oh ok, because I've never seen it. It doesn't appeal to me. Which is nice actually cause I don't feel the needs to wait in the lines
There is a rumored/planned JP expansion coming in 2014
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Comcast could do that now.
Maybe on paper, but even if the SEC didn't shoot it down, the FCC would.
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I don't think we'll ever see Phase 3. I think we'll get expansions in current lands but none of them will be Harry Potter.

I can see expansions in Jurassic Park. Lots of area that can be repurposed and reconfigured there. Toon Lagoon can update and make us of that theatre. Curious George and Fievel can be totally redone and expanded into a fabulous kids area. There is even room between MIB and Simpsons that can be reconfigured at well.
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I don't think we'll ever see Phase 3. I think we'll get expansions in current lands but none of them will be Harry Potter.

I can see expansions in Jurassic Park. Lots of area that can be repurposed and reconfigured there. Toon Lagoon can update and make us of that theatre. Curious George and Fievel can be totally redone and expanded into a fabulous kids area. There is even room between MIB and Simpsons that can be reconfigured at well.
I've already heard rumblings of a phase 3. However it would be small modifications to phase 1 and 2 once complete
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