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  1. MissDisney121

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    I love this thread. There is so much info and pictures about WWOHP that I hadn't seen before. I had no idea they were so far along getting it done. I am so excited about this park opening. I am not a fanatic but I have seen all of the movies many times and read a few of the books. I think it looks and sounds like it will be amazing.
     
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  3. damo

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    Those may be the plans, but as we've seen with Rockit, nobody should book vacations based on those dates.
     
  4. TraceyL

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    Now that's something I wasn't aware of - hope so :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  5. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of potterish.com


    Chamber of Secrets, Basilisk and Wizard Chessin the Theme Park?





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    The last news about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, theme park that is being built in Orlando, have been quite boring with pictures of constructions that do not show anything more than steel. Today, however, the news is a lot more exciting!


    The site Poudlard got a draft that leaked from American Scenic (American cinematographic industry) of two attractions that apparently will be in the park.The first one is the Chamber of Secrets, quoted with details in the second Potter book, with a Salazar Slytherin statue and the basilisk; the second one is the wizard chess, to be played the same way the trio did in one of the obstacles in the first film.



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  6. Don Pacho

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    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Update
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  7. silverhaze269

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    All of these updates are really exciting! I can't wait to see the final product :woohoo:

    I can only speak for myself, but I'm prefectly happy with just one new ride, especially if it's going to be as awesome as it sounds. The themeing alone will make me happy...to be able to walk around Hogsmede and the castle will be really neat :goodvibes
     
  8. Don Pacho

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    Fabrication of Harry Potter building facades
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  9. Don Pacho

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    Originally Posted by Those Four Other Discussion Forums
    I have read that Hogsmeade will be prepared for the season of Christmas 2009 , the Castle do spring 2010...

    Apparently, the new word on the "street" is that Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be opening on December 1st, 2009.

    While this may excite Potter fans, as usual, Jim Hill Media has given us a clue about why it might not be THAT exciting.

    According to Jim's sources, the Harry Potter aspect of Islands of Adventure does appear to be opening to the public on December 1st of 2009. However, only Hogsmeade Village will open with this Phase One opening. Phase Two will open in 2010 with Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest and the much talked about Flying Car attraction make its debut.

    Personally, I'd like to see an all-inclusive opening since we all know this is such a big deal to Potter fans. I suspect that many fans will make a show at the opening and it will be a disappointment to some of those fans to learn that they won't be able to see the entire Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
     
  10. Caribbeanprincess

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    I hope that's not true and they open when everything is ready.

    Those pics look amazing BTW.
     
  11. Deb in IA

    Deb in IA Knows that KIDS are better

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    I hope the whole thing opens at the same time too.

    Sorry, but opening piecemeal just seems to be a money grab by Universal to try to get more of the Christmas crowd. And yes, it will be disappointing to only see Hogsmeade, and not be able to see the rest.

    Don Pacho, where are you getting those fantastic pictures??
     
  12. Don Pacho

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    From different forums, Orlando Rocks, IOA Central, Orlando United and others
    The most recent ones are from VinylNation
     
  13. xipetotec

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    From the standoing of someone who can only come at a certain time, I couldn't disagree more! If you feel that way, just don't GO until it's completely open.

    For Me and my whole gang, we can only come down in March 2010. If only part of it is ready, we can only HOPE they will open it and at least let us see what's there! If we KNOW ahead of time that it's not all open, we'll be prepared to accept that. But we'd LOVE to at least see Hogsmeade when we're down if we could.
     
  14. LadyTrampScamp&Angel

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    Subscribing . . . will plan a trip when it's completely open and want to keep informed! :thumbsup2
     
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    I totally agree. Plus they have currently closed the unicorn and dueling dragons. We are hoping that those will be some of the areas that will be open in January.
     
  17. phamton

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    Dueling Dragons isn't closed, only Flying Unicorn.
     
  18. mvansear

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    Won't they have to close it to retheme it? Have you heard when that might happen? I saw a pic with huge cranes and just assumed it was closed.
     
  19. phamton

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    They may have to close it at some point in time but it is open now and hasn't closed at all. Who knows just how much work needs to be done to retheme the ride. It could be weeks or just days.
     
  20. Deb in IA

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    That's what we plan to do.

    Right now, we are trying to decide between a June or an August, 2010 trip, depending on the opening of WWHP.
     
  21. damo

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    The huge cranes are actually just in the Hogsmeade area. Dueling Dragons is behind all of that construction.
     
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