Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 11-18-2009, 09:50 PM   #481
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906




Courtesy of http://gallery.the-leaky-cauldron.org

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Half-Blood Prince Film DVD Extras
Part One





























.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-19-2009, 11:29 AM   #482
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of SL_ZER0, Teebin, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by SL_ZER0
this has been bugging me for a while. looking at concept art and the model for gryffinor tower, there are rows of windows both on the tower itself, as well as the turret. which are supposed to contain the dormitories, or i it both? there seems to be eight on the tower and eight on the turret. if the dorms are supposed to be circular, then one would assume 15 floors are needed o hold it all - one for each gender per year + common room. this then would encompass both the tower and its turret, although it begs the question of who gets the big tower rooms and who gets the increasingly smaller turret rooms (although we know things can be made bigger via 'magical expansion, ie the tents in GoF).

am i right in thinking that the odd triple-turret portion extending from the turret of gryffindor tower is dumbledore's office?

i'm not sure this is the exact model for WWoHP but it's the best I could find for now, to reference the counting.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Teebin
While that is a very nice model of hogwarts, it has nothing to do with the WWOHP. This model is much more accurate to the films, while what they are building at Uni is a departure from the films.

At Uni, a courtyard stands in front of the great hall which is different from the films. Also, there will be far fewer towers at Uni than in this model. Many many differences, however, I have been rewatching the movies very closely, and it appears that these too have modifications to the castle layout at times.

The one item no one can seem to account for is the big hole in the right tower which in concept art appears to have a pendulum swinging in it. I have never seen this feature appear in the movies. It appears conjured for the theme park alone.

Here is the model that was leaked by one of the over zealous model makers for the park:
Don Pacho is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-19-2009, 12:03 PM   #483
CaptHomer
DIS Veteran
 
CaptHomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keller, Tx
Posts: 550

I get to check on the progress next week!
CaptHomer is offline  
Old 11-19-2009, 07:06 PM   #484
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of BriMan, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by BriMan
But a small update:







Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #485
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of WWOHP fan, Tbad556, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWOHP fan
Hi
It's my first post but not my first visit to these thread
I found the entire video from HBP bonus dvd concerning The Wizarding World of Harry Potter sneak peek
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb7...-ha_shortfilms

lot of infos in like they're actually built an replica of whomping Willow (:happy and more about what Harry potter and the forbidden journey would be

Enjoy it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tbad556
Just finished watching the video and noticed a few things.

Dragon Challenge
-"You are going to walk through the champions tent and see artifacts from the Goblet of Fire"

Flight of the Hippogriff
-"Centered around the Care of Magical Creatures Class"
-"Before you get on the ride you have to learn how to properly approach the hippogriff"
-"Hagrid gives everyone instructions before they get on how to behave"
-"The ride is going to go past Hagrid's hut and past the hippogriffs"

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
-"The ride is essentially a condensed form of the chaos of Harry's life"
-"It will incorporate the best moments from all of the films"
-"The queue has lots of moving portraits"
-"Queue will feature the Defense Against the Dark Arts room, Common Room, Great Hall"
-"Ride has a lifesize Whomping Willow."
-"The giant spider will be making an apperance"
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 03:23 PM   #486
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906




Courtesy of http://gallery.the-leaky-cauldron.org

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Half-Blood Prince Film DVD Extras
Part Two






























.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #487
donaldduck352
Proud Redhead
What ever ya do try it, you wont be disappointed
 
donaldduck352's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central FLA
Posts: 8,456

WOW great pics Don.I'm not A HP fan but looking at these latest pictures is getting me kinda syked.Keep them comming!
__________________
Humour is to be brave enough to laugh at ones self-boy do I laugh alot
donaldduck352 is offline  
Old 11-21-2009, 11:40 PM   #488
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of Orlando Attractions Magazine
http://www.attractionsmagazine.com


Wizarding World of Harry Potter photo update for Nov. 20, 2009




While I was at Universal’s Islands of Adventure yesterday shooting some photos for our upcoming Winter issue (Which will feature a full story on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.), I figured I’d bring you some updated construction photos. The top photo show Hogwarts Castle as seen from the front of the park.




In our last update we brought you a peek at the Hogwarts Express train at the entrance to the Wizarding World. They now have the train covered up with a large plastic sheet.




Here you can see part of the village and the castle on the left. They’ve finished most of the rockwork on the wall next to the lake and are working on the pillars along the top of the wall.




They seem to make it hard for Santa to visit Hogsmeade Village.




The view of Hogsmeade Village from the entrance to Dueling Dragons (pictured in the background). Dueling Dragons will become Dragon Challenge by the time the World opens.




Hogwarts Castle as you’re leaving the Dueling Dragons queue.






A close-up of the previous photos shows the workers forgot two drink bottles in one of the windows. Either that or one of the students at Hogwarts needs to clean up their room.




The castle as seen from behind. Below, a few more close-ups that show the details being put into the exteriors of the buildings.










.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:11 PM   #489
CaptHomer
DIS Veteran
 
CaptHomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keller, Tx
Posts: 550

A cast member today told me that they would have a soft opening in January and that they would open wide in April. Doesn't look like they can finish anything by January from the construction that still needs to be done.
CaptHomer is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 12:49 PM   #490
ChrisFL
Disney/Universal Fan and MALE
 
ChrisFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Tampa, FL, US
Posts: 7,524

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptHomer View Post
A cast member today told me that they would have a soft opening in January and that they would open wide in April. Doesn't look like they can finish anything by January from the construction that still needs to be done.
I don't know, I think it could have a lot of stuff done, by maybe the end of January, that's 2 months away
__________________



Disney Parks Visited: MK - EPCOT - DHS - DAK - DL - DCA - HKDL - TDL - TDS
ChrisFL is offline  
Old 11-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #491
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906




Courtesy of http://gallery.the-leaky-cauldron.org

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Half-Blood Prince Film DVD Extras
Part Three





























.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-23-2009, 06:37 AM   #492
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of Tbad556, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tbad556
Pictures from today:



































Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #493
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of WWOHP fan, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWOHP fan
A new video about WWOHP with Tom Felton who has visiting the park last September and Alan Gilmore who is the art director of the park


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqIGS...layer_embedded





.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #494
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
 
Don Pacho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of Disneyhead, Orlando United
http://www.orlandounited.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disneyhead
Oooo! New official media site:

http://media.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/index.php

Be sure to check out the map. Especially the Hogwarts castle. It put Filtch's at the second entrance to the giant rock base. So it will be an shop that you exit through after getting off the ride.
Don Pacho is offline  
Old 11-24-2009, 03:16 PM   #495
kim532
DIS Veteran
 
kim532's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 736

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptHomer View Post
A cast member today told me that they would have a soft opening in January and that they would open wide in April. Doesn't look like they can finish anything by January from the construction that still needs to be done.

OMG!! Wide open in April. I am going April 24th. I quit checking on progress because I assumed there would be no way it could be open. I hope so. I can't wait.
__________________


AKV Owner! (me) (DH - Ryan) (DS - Evan 7) (DS - Joel 6)
kim532 is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You're the best parents in the world! I gotta pee! Where's My Tooth? Trip report! mickeystoontown Completed Trip Reports 1737 09-02-2009 04:20 PM
I want to tell the world about WISH -- or at least NC getnthinr Events/Competition 53 08-05-2009 12:16 PM
REAL WORLD watchers....they're moving in!!! MomNeedsVacay Community Board 9 07-03-2009 03:20 PM
Walt disney world annual passes daryle330 Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 07-02-2009 07:19 PM
Saying Hello in World Showcase and other questions Christopher Robin Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 07-02-2009 06:29 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: