The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. mvansear

    mvansear Mouseketeer

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    wow those pics of the ride and the atari simulations are AWESOME. I am still hopeful for a soft opening in December as I will be there in Jan. Now I really must go back for the HP full deal. Thank you all so much for all of the intel. It makes it all so much more exciting!
     
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  3. Don Pacho

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    Fabrication of Harry Potter building facades
    by The Nassal Company

    Part Three of Three
    Pictures courtesy of Disneyhead, VinylNation





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  4. damo

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    I believe it is Universal's licensing contract with Warner. A filing made with the SEC in August 2007 stipulated that the park will open to the public sometime between December 15, 2009 and June 30, 2010
     
  5. Dawnee

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    Thanks Damo! I really wish Universal would come out with a date. I'm planning my trip for the beginning of June, but if HP is not ready until the end of June...I would hate to do it, but I would delay my trip. Don't want to miss HP!!!
     
  6. Dawnee

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    Things that make you go HMMMMMM :banana: - I just noticed this with the AP Blockout Dates. In 2009 Power Blockout Dates was June 28 - July 5. For 2010 the Power Blockout Dates is the WHOLE month of JULY. Hmmmm, is this perhaps a clue? :idea:
     
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    Maybe but that's not uncommon for blackout dates in the summer. A couple of years ago they did that with the Power Pass so it's not necessarily connected to HP.
     
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    I wouldnt wet your kecks just yet because they are just made up guestimates by joe blogs and may bear no resemblance to the ride.
     
  9. mvansear

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    Gives me something to do January is a long way away.
     
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  11. Don Pacho

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    Thanks. Here's that update:


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    Very nice.. any projected completion dates yet?
     
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    Has there been any word yet of shutting down Dueling Dragons to change the interior? It would seem like the fall would be the time to start.
     
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    Courtesy of YETI PINTRADER, Orlando United

     
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    Courtesy of Sabi, Orlando United


     
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    Courtesy of Disneyhead, Orlando United


     
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    Great Pics! Thanks!!!
     
  20. SNylund

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    Hi, long term lurker, first time poster, those pics are great by the way. Was very interested in the development with HP. Does anyone know if there will be a boat ride? And does anyone know what the main ride will be? Other than the re-tooled Dueling Dragons, sorry if I missed this somewhere else.
     
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    Courtesy of BJCool, IOA Central



    The Three Broomsticks Restaurant? (Dining)




    As we start to count the months until Islands of Adventure's new themed land opens, elements not related to the flagship ride begin to surface both in construction and design. I'm pretty confident in saying that the trademarked name "BUTTERBEER" will only be a cart/stand serving the unique beverage in the streets of "HOGSMEADE" as illustrated in the original concept art:


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    And while I and even the most enthusiastic Potter fans have no idea what the eatery known as "MAGIC NEEP" will be, the concrete knowledge that most have is that the main restaurant will feature full sized portions and be called The Three Broomsticks:

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    So, with that said, it's time to start thinking about the nitpicky aspects of the magical island, including what is available to eat. Here are some questions which have yet to be answered by the Universal Creative team.

    1. Will it feature counter service as the Enchanted Oak did or will Three Broomsticks become IOA's third full service upscale restaurant?
    2. Are the same menu items on the horizon?
    3. Will there be meet and great with actors resembling Harry and other important characters from the series?
    4. If tourists will enjoy specific Potter food to begin with, how will they be modified to suit the American palate?
    5. Because The Three Broomsticks will pretty much be the only sit down establishment of the new area, what do you suppose the capacity for diners will be since people will be flocking to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for everything it has to offer, including what it has to eat?

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