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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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783 Points

OMG! this is so amazingg! I cannot wait!

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on December 18, 2009, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on December 20, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
256 Points

YAY! im soo excited for this to finally open!! i wish i still lived in this city!!

Posted by GennaPotter(ROAR!) on December 20, 2009, 07:10 AM report to moderator
23764 Points

Wow, the castle really looks authentic, doesn’t it?! I can’t wait to see it in person! :D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on December 21, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
970 Points

It looks so perfect, hopefully I’ll be able to make my way down there sometime…if not tell me how awesome it is!

Posted by Forever Weasleys ROAR!! on December 21, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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Have they given a opening park date yet?

Posted by PowerPigpen 11 on December 21, 2009, 04:15 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

WOOT! I can’t wait to check it out!

1466 Points

It’s to bad they built it in Florida…I’ll never be able to go! But it looks like a lot of fun!

Posted by Jacket on December 23, 2009, 07:52 PM report to moderator
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