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Old 10-06-2009, 03:40 PM   #361
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Wow, everything is coming together beautifully...
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:24 AM   #362
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Harry Potter Construction update 10-4-09




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J8788RvSrQ




This is the Harry Potter Construction update when I was there on 10-4-09. In this video, you can see Hogwarts Castle Tower is now at it's full height. This is where the dark ride will be, it can also be seen from Interstate 4




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Old 10-07-2009, 06:29 AM   #363
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Part One of Two

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As if by now you haven't been bombarded left and right with photo updates :lol:, yes..........both Orlandorocks.com and Amusementinsider.com have posted EVEN MORE AMAZING pictures from these last few days showing off the giant recognizable turret but also from the rest of the Wizarding World which hasn't been feelin' the love:'(

First off, Amusementinsider.com's short but sweet photo update







Three Broomsticks' exterior is surely getting its Hogsmeade theme
















I've saved the best for last.......doesn't it look just like the movies?:happy:

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Old 10-07-2009, 06:33 AM   #364
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Part Two of Two

Now, my personal favorite, Orlandorocks.com's photo update


























Right hand tower is about to get even more theming (notice the new metal between the lower towers)










Great Hall roof being added, yayyyyyy!
















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Old 10-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #365
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I wonder if anything HP will be "previewable" (is that a word?) when we are down there this Dec.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:43 PM   #366
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Do we have any idea when in spring it will be open? We'll be there the first week in March, and I know that's a bit optimistic, but I'm holding out hope.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #367
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10/5 Orlando Update: Universal Orlando Resort (Part 2)






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T87VG...eature=related





Today I went over to Universal, brought out the old video camera and filmed some stuff.

In Part 2:
- Lame Men In Black Operations
- Exciting Wizarding World of Harry Potter Construction Update
- Citywalk Update (Nathans)



Excelent video.
The part of WWOHP construction update starts at 2:30 up to minute 7:17
Good close-ups and detailing



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Old 10-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #368
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Awesome video!!! I am sooo excited! That castle ROCKS, is it true you can see it from I4
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I'm kinda relieved by seeing where the castle is when you look from the front of the park, it doesn't clash as badly with the JP Discovery Center as I had expected, it looks like it's far off to the back of it, which is good.

However, it does seem to clash once you're in the JP area, so I wonder if they'll be doing more work to separate the views once closer to completion.
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I'm kinda relieved by seeing where the castle is when you look from the front of the park, it doesn't clash as badly with the JP Discovery Center as I had expected, it looks like it's far off to the back of it, which is good.

However, it does seem to clash once you're in the JP area, so I wonder if they'll be doing more work to separate the views once closer to completion.
I'm glad someone else mentioned view clashes. I think Hogwarts and Hogsmeade are really coming together nicely. In some of the photos though, I thought it was strange seeing Florida palm trees next to an English castle.
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Does anyone know the Great Opening ??
I read "spring 2010" and as we intend, my DH and I (Medical Congress for him) to be there, I would really like to know !
We come from very far (south of France) so it would be the opportunity to discover these new magical attractions.

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Old 10-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #372
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These pics are killing me! We will be down end of February. I really hope that the shops/village will at least be open/accessible. The little man wants some HP lute!

We debated waiting until 2011 but since it has/will be 3 years when we go, we're having withdrawals already and didn't want to wait any longer.

I think we might sneak in a fall trip in '10 and go down for HHN and HP!

Crossing my fingers!

Thanks so much to those of you that keep us updated with these amazing pics and updates!!!
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Does anyone know the Great Opening ??
I read "spring 2010" and as we intend, my DH and I (Medical Congress for him) to be there, I would really like to know !
We come from very far (south of France) so it would be the opportunity to discover these new magical attractions.

Thanks

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Nobody knows the opening date yet. I think it will be a while before we know for sure.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #374
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Thank you Damo I Just have to be patient but it's really hard !!!

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:26 PM   #375
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everything looks so amazing.
hoping May 2010 will be good time
DS such a big fan and will be conclusion of his 1st year at college.
would love to take him to Universal for 4 nite trip

will keep watching to see if it will work

thanks to all for such great pics
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