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Tom Felton Visits Future Home of "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Orlando

Posted by: sue
January 04, 2009, 01:13 PM

Actor Tom Felton paid a visit to the future home of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park attraction during a trip to Universal Orlando, Florida. Thanks to Universal for letting us know about new photos of the Draco Malfoy actor at the park, including this one of Tom checking out the Ministry of Magic signs, heralding the construction of the park (smaller photo available here).

Not certain if Draco would take this on (given his bad interaction with Buckbeak) but a second photo shows Tom Felton and girlfriend Jade enjoying the Dueling Dragons ride.

On a related note, be sure to check out these fantastic new aerial photos of the ongoing work courtesy the Themepark guy, thanks so much Stefan! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is currently under construction in Florida as part of the Universal Theme park complex, and will be opened to the public sometime in 2010.

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Interesting bit of trivia: not all of the shoulder bars on the Dueling Dragons (which has not yet been converted for the Harry Potter makeover) are pink; the coaster train is shaped to look like a dragon, with its mouth in the very front (where Tom is riding). The pink shoulder bars are meant to imitate the dragon’s tongue.

Posted by Jeap13 on January 05, 2009, 01:28 AM report to moderator

he going bald. See the lines… :) Its ok Tom. Happens to alot of people…

Posted by blu3tick on January 05, 2009, 12:37 PM report to moderator

Ha, how did JK Rowling know that Draco Malfoy was gonna end up going bald?

Ride looks cool.

Posted by Schmergo on January 05, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator

Jenny,go to Broadway World or other forums WITHOUT FANGIRLS and you’ll see this comments:“LOVE him”“he is so smart”“i met him and he was so sweet”so the fangirls aren’t alone in that polls,the MEDIA say"the handsome and talented actor…""Daniel Radcliffe sexy in Details",Richard Griffiths is jealous of him for his looks and youth and more…sorry but he has the hottie status now,even in yahoo many questions are"who is hotter?Daniel Radcliffe or Robert Pattinson?"

Posted by Mora on January 05, 2009, 06:23 PM report to moderator

Oh!and most people say that he looked better younger because they can’t see him as an adult,i.e now they say"please,shave"because he has a beard and most people still say"he is a wizard".The ignorance is terrible.

Posted by Mora on January 05, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator

Surely you don’t think ‘hotness’ is defined by media’s view of who’s hot and who’s not? Media goes with what sells. HP and Twilight are profitable franchises, hence Dan and Rob are hot property whether they’re handsome or not. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?
Personally I prefer Rupert to both Tom, Dan and Rob, but I doubt any quotes backing me up from fangirls, media or costar will convince anyone who doesn’t feel that way.

Posted by Karin on January 05, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
Mora your opinion Karin but i think that Jenny is a member of ONTD,i dont know why…she calls him"Danrad"(horrible name)and the people on that site hate him with passion without any reason.

Posted by Mora on January 05, 2009, 09:09 PM report to moderator

Tom looks kinda…weird, but i still love him!
Can’t wait till the theme park, i might just have to move there XD

Posted by Brianna on January 05, 2009, 09:55 PM report to moderator

Jenny, please give me facts and not just “blah blah blah” because that’s pointless., the polls, MSN, Yahoo, even Poeple are sooooo into Dan’s looks, I know that’s soooo superficial but heck most of those polls are about looks than talent, even though we all know Dan is very talented. no question about that!

Posted by Miia on January 06, 2009, 12:24 AM report to moderator

I just love this quote but any Rupert fan that try to make Rupert hot
“Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?”…sure it is on your eyes!

Posted by Santos on January 06, 2009, 12:26 AM report to moderator

@Santos. Well, I thought that was a universal opinion, no matter whose looks you fancy, that some people see beauty where others don’t and vice versa. To try and make it ‘objective’ doesn’t work.
@Miia, Mora and Jenny. Objective proof doesn’t exist. You can squabble all you want, the point is that no ‘proof’ exists that anyone’s good looking. Media cares about selling. They know Dan’s fanbase is big so they will promote him as ‘hot’ because it sells. This goes for all actors. Like you say, it’s so superficial, but I’m afraid it’s even more superficial than you think. It’s not even about who you ACTUALLY think looks good, it’s about who sells.
Everyone’s entitled to their personal favourite, I’m not trying to offend or convert anyone…

Posted by Karin on January 06, 2009, 02:09 AM report to moderator
Lapis Lazuli

Tom and his girlfriend are adorable. _ I’ve wondered before if JKR noticed Tom’s receding hairline and based Draco’s epilogue appearance on that. It would be cute, if that was the case.

Posted by Lapis Lazuli on January 06, 2009, 06:09 AM report to moderator
[] David

Um… what’s wrong with you people? What has his looks got to do with this story? I think many of you are being very rude. Poor guy.

Anyway, I hope he enjoyed it. I can’t wait until it opens! I might have to wait until Infinitus to go rather than going on opening day, but it’ll be worth it in the end.

Posted by [] David on January 06, 2009, 08:16 AM report to moderator

Karin, I think beauty can be define easily without too much of the “beauty is on the eye of the beholder” there is hot, cute, sexy and normal looking, and no matter how you put it trying to find a common ground for Rupert, hot IS hot, unless you’re blind or simply you don’t go for attrative king of people and go more for the everyday look, it is superficial but what sells is hot, because ugly doesn’t!

Posted by Santos on January 06, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
Kiwi Mc I

I don’t care whos good looking and who isnt I’m still just confused about the Harry Potter is not a wizard comment

Posted by Kiwi Mc I on January 06, 2009, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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