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Welcome to Hogsmeade: Photo Update on Harry Potter Theme Park Construction

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2009, 06:53 AM

Construction continues at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction in Orlando, Florida and we have several new batches of photos to show you today, including our first look at the Hogsmeade village sign right here. This comes courtesy of OrlandoParknews, which has some terrific large size photos as well of the entrance to Hogwarts Castle, the brick facade now in place on the shops of Hogsmeade, with more on the way, work on the mysterious side building (possibly Greenhouse or the for entrance line) and this and this of the giant castle of Hogwarts (note the contrast of the castle with the palm trees...ah, magic! :)

Thanks as well to Brian Orndorf who owled Leaky and all the sites with his latest batch of photos from the construction at Universal Orlando as well. Brian has this photo which he thinks is possibly construction for the Flight of the Hippogryff ride, as well as this close up of the side tower (note the workmen's waterbottles hidden there), another (and clear) shot of the greenhouse like side building of the castle, and work on the Hogwart's Express train. Be sure to check out all the latest photos starting here.

Thanks to OrlandoParknews and Brian!

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114 Points

OMG!! the castle looks just perfect!

Posted by Miroca on December 14, 2009, 07:12 AM report to moderator
1599 Points

yay! im so excited! I CANT WAIT :)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on December 14, 2009, 08:32 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

I will be there…

Posted by Won_Two on December 14, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

wow.everything looks exactly like in the film. I’m so sad that I’ll never have a chance to visit the park :(

Posted by Matea on December 14, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
207 Points

I can’t wait! I hope I can go see it eventually!

Posted by WeasleyWonder on December 14, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

I cannot even begin to find the words to convey how enthralled I am to see the castle that appeared in the films come to life before our very eyes. Even viewing it in the form of pixels, I am mesmerized by the rich attention to detail that went into the construction process.

Posted by Kirk on December 14, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
1408 Points

yay! i can’t wait to go there :D

Posted by da_member0808 on December 14, 2009, 11:13 AM report to moderator
1428 Points

It looks absolutely amazing! The castle looks so REAL! Squeee!! I can’t wait to be there. It will be a dream come true.

Posted by jenbabe705 on December 14, 2009, 01:03 PM report to moderator
1166 Points

I cannot wait until this park opens!! I am so excited it is all I can think about doing this coming summer!!

Posted by JessSnape on December 14, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

omg is looks soo real i am soo excited !!!!

Posted by alicia00 on December 14, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

wow! its coming along!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 14, 2009, 09:25 PM report to moderator
265 Points

Does anyone else feel afraid to get their hopes up? I mean, could this place ever really feel close to the Harry Potter world in our imaginations. I just don’t want to expect too much, though I am sure it will still be awesome.

Posted by sgreeter8888 on December 14, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
155 Points

Oh wow, it looks perfect! I’m so excited about this! :)

Posted by Bella Longbottom on December 14, 2009, 11:40 PM report to moderator
545 Points

so cool!!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on December 15, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
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