The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. SNylund

    SNylund Mouseketeer

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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!

    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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  3. The COH

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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.
     
  4. eeyorethegreat

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    That's true! The first years take the boats to the castle.
     
  5. SNylund

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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.
     
  6. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of Orlando Attractions Magazine



    Photo Update: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal





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    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.




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    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.




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    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.





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    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.




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    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.


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    The view just above the Dueling Dragons locker storage area.




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




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    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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  7. The COH

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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.
     
  8. Don Pacho

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    Yes, it is there and is already built.

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

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  9. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of Orlando Attractions Magazine



    Possible names for Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides, restaurants, and more




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    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.”



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    - 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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    So this will be like a mini-attraction. Interesting... :cool2:


    Thanks for the inside info. :thumbsup2
     
  12. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of BriMan, Orlando United

     
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    Awesome info! :cool1:

    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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  15. LouDisney

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    Thanks so much for the info. I can't wait to hear more, as you find out.
     
  16. xipetotec

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    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.
     
  17. mvansear

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    I am really hoping for the area to be open and just the hippogriff ride as it is my kids fav ride in ioa. Can't imagine that they will just let that ride sit to wait for the whole WWHP to open.
     
  18. Erniandbert

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  19. JarethDrakul

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    I hope they don't change the name of Dueling Dragons to Dragon Challenge...it just sounds, well cheesy :confused3 then if they're re-theming it the name might fit more (Not that they'll retheme it so it's cheesy but the name will be less haha).
     
  20. traceycooper

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    oh now i have a dilemma regarding tix!!! booked hotel for Aug next yr was gonna wait & see if they bring in any offers including tix in the future - but now i'm wondering if i should get them now??!!??:confused3
     
  21. damo

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    I don't think Universal will be offering ticket incentives. Prices will most likely go up.
     
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