Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by Caribbeanprincess, Jul 2, 2009.
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Just thought I would share this brief article about HP that was in today's paper:
Courtesy of Orlando Attractions Magazine
A look at models from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Thanks to a Twitter tip from Orlando Attractions friend Matt Pezzula (@matpez), were able to present these models of some of the buildings and features at the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universals Islands of Adventure.
The pictures were downloaded from the public Picasa web album of danswingler, presumably art designer Daniel Swinger, although we cant confirm that.
Here are the photos and the captions that were posted with them.
Hogwarts Model. I was responsible for making the platforms inside the model and made some of the Hogwarts buildings including The Great Hall, the D Tower, bridge and entrances. I also sculpted the cliff around the base out of plasticine and made the plaza leading up to it.
Owl Post Office. I was solely responsible for making the Owl Post Office that was part of hogsmead village. (Also pictured at the top of the page.)
Three Broomsticks. Witches Picnic Seating.
Three Broomsticks Canopy.
Is there anyone else besides me that doesn't like Harry Potter? I'm excited that they are building a new attraction for IOA and I'm sure it's gonna help their business a lot....but I would of rather of seen king kong been added to the lost continent. it seems fitting.
MY 16 DD thinks I am crazy because I am always reading this board. When she saw some of the pic's from this thread...her tune changed
She actually asked me to get up so she can read some of these posts & look at the pictures (and links)... She is a Potter fan thru and thru.. she started reading the books in 2nd grade.. yep 2nd grade. She has every book & every movie.. She wanted to go to the midnight showing of the newest movie but I would not let her, so she was there for the first showing the "real" opening day. She cannot wait for this "land" to open up... she is already planing on where she would like to eat
Those model pictures have me all excited again now, they look great
Can't wait! It's looking amazing.
But millions of people do like it. However, although I am one of them, I wonder what its staying power will be once the movies are over.... Guess we'll see...
People still want their picture taken with Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins. The Potter characters will be just as timeless - they're not merely a momentary bit of pop culture. I'm confident that my godson's grandchildren will want their picture taken with Hagrid and Dumbledore.
ET is a prime example too.. look at that ride & if there were an ET character, he would be a hit.. people get their pic's taken with an ET background for heavens sake...
Popye, Olive Oil, The Flinstones & Betty Boop, they all started at some point too. I can go on and on... Potter I do think is here to stay, it is too big to dissappear... as you have stated... Mickey & Mary Poppins... it's a part of pop culture... I just have a feeling some don't like Potter so they don't think it will last.. just as some didn't think Walt Disney himself would become big..
I'm not a fan of HP and I've never read a book or watched a movie but I'm still very excited for the new section to open.
Ditto! The wife is a huge Potter fan so she will have to explain to me what the hell I am looking at.
Interesting article. Some people are really good at discovering things! Thanks for posting Metro.
Don: VERY cool photos!
If you want to stay really up to date, follow IOA Central boards or Theme Park Review boards.
Today is Harry's birthday - it would be cool if Universal announced an opening date today!
Thanks for the great pics! Can't wait!!!
Courtesy of Disneyhead, Orlando United
Well we are going to Disney in August 2010 because we are hoping HP will open in July. If it isn't open by then my DD will flip.
I better start reading those books so I know what is what!!! At first I told my family that I would just stay in Disney when they go to Universal but after seeing the photos I think I will be right behind them!!!
We're hoping it is open by June of 2010!!! Anyone hear anything new???
The village opens in december, the castle, the main attraction, in june
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