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

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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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53 Comments

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401 Points

Haha! The Palm trees look hilarious. Hogwarts: The tropical edition.

Posted by All Was Well on December 15, 2009, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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3417 Points

Finally, Hogwarts has come to life!!!! It looks perfect!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on December 15, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

Wow! Hogsmeade looks so real! :D

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on December 15, 2009, 06:25 AM report to moderator
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68 Points

Can’t wait to go!!! We need an opening date ASAP!!

Posted by jlinhard03 on December 15, 2009, 06:39 AM report to moderator
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341 Points

I wonder if you can take a ride on that Hogwarts express train? :-)

Posted by hermione97 on December 15, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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4138 Points

These photos are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 15, 2009, 07:19 AM report to moderator
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131 Points

Tropical Hogsmeade; hehe. Welcome to Florida. I wish I could get a job here. Who knows I might be able to; I do live here. Squee!

Posted by QueenFergie on December 15, 2009, 08:11 AM report to moderator
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I cant wait!!

Posted by The Nerd on December 15, 2009, 08:36 AM report to moderator
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2421 Points

lol tropical Hogwarts. I can’t imagine Hagrid’s hut next to palm trees.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 15, 2009, 08:40 AM report to moderator
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155 Points

I think that they’re making the Wizerding World a bit too commercial… What I mean is they’re is too much merchandising and not enough rides!

Posted by ?????? on December 15, 2009, 11:58 AM report to moderator
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58 Points

Chea i cant wait and stoked for the rides and we actually get to go into the castle that the wizarding world has to offer………………….. sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Kewlguy21 on December 15, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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4887 Points

It looks soooo kool! But too bad its across the country =( Why is it everything is in the East coast theres nothing about Harry Potter in California or in any of the states around here =( suckks

Posted by NaRgLeS.WuZz.H3r3(: {Roar} on December 15, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
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218 Points

Looks so much like in the movies! I want to go there so badly! I can’t wait!

Posted by Elderwand103 [FTC!] on December 15, 2009, 02:14 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

hogwarts looks so great!!! OMG! it looks like the real thing!!!!! im so excited it looks so perfect!!! i want to go on opening i wish theyd giv us a date!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on December 15, 2009, 02:38 PM report to moderator
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