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Firm Opening Date for Wizarding World Due Soon?

Posted by: sue
November 09, 2009, 12:49 PM

UK travel giant Virgin is set to feature the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando on their new brochure for Florida. According to this article, this new collaboration with Universal also "sees Virgin, and sister brand Travel City Direct, offering a range of exclusive benefits to customers visiting the attraction when it opens at Universal's Islands of Adventure next spring.Simon Presswell, Universal Parks and Resorts' European managing director, said the tie-up marked a major step in the gradual "reveal" of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which has been designed in collaboration with Potter fans worldwide."

Update: The article has now been amended, removing the portion regarding an earlier mention for a firmer opening date coming possibly at the end of the month, to now read as follows: "Presswell said the exact opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was still being kept under wraps, but confirmed it would be open in time for the peak summer travel season."

We have long known a Spring 2010 opening has been planned for the park, however no firm date has yet been revealed; stay tuned more when we get it! Finally, as noted first here a few days ago, the Hogwarts Express has arrived at the theme park currently under construction in Florida. Thanks to for letting us know he now has some additional photos of the train being put into place which you can see right here.

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738 Points

Calendar at the ready to mark that date. :-)

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on November 09, 2009, 01:13 PM report to moderator
53 Points

I am soo excited!! I can’t wait to go, I’ve been saving up for this!

Posted by AntiochPeverell on November 09, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
437 Points

Thanks for the update!

Posted by LadySidi on November 09, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
3417 Points

Presswell sure knows how to keep all the Potter fans anxious with his gradual “reveal” of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now to wait until the 26th to see what the Virgin brochure says. I wonder if it will just be a month listed and not an actuall date due to the gradual reveal.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on November 09, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

D’you really think they’ll be done by then?

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 09, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Wow, that’s really soon!

Posted by Smitch on November 09, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
523 Points

Nice pic of Dan as Harry. Too bad they aren’t enticing me with their “Coming soon” advertisements. I am getting so I could care less.

Posted by Rhiannon on November 09, 2009, 01:51 PM report to moderator
36743 Points

The announcement of the date of the announcement of the date!

Posted by simos girl {WBM} ~Lemon~ on November 09, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
337 Points

Calendar at the ready and hoilday websites up and ready to find a hoilday!!!!!!!
Can’t wait! just hope i can keep my job so i’ll have the money!!!!!

Posted by krystle on November 09, 2009, 02:09 PM report to moderator
507 Points

I want to go..i don’t think I will be able to though :/

Posted by IloveDobby on November 09, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
4007 Points

eeeeek!! I am excited!

Posted by KC Nox on November 09, 2009, 04:49 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

so cool! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on November 09, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
562 Points

Remember the big press event in September? One thing that came out of it was the revelation that the contract with J.K.Rowling and WB sets July 2010 for completion and opening of the attraction. Or face the possibility of loosing their franchise.

Posted by Phoenix1946 on November 09, 2009, 05:22 PM report to moderator
523 Points

oh man I wonder if someone went to Presswell and was all “uhhhhhh we really can’t speculate on info like that”

Posted by Phlegm dela Coeur on November 09, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
879 Points

arrrgh winter 09 became spring 10 and spring is now summer? I want it now T_T

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on November 10, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
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