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Rumor Alert: Harry Potter Theme Park Based on GoF Time Frame, Custom MagiQuest for Park, New Footage More

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Posted by: sue
July 17, 2009, 10:41 PM

Several interesting bits of news tonight regarding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park currently under construction in Orlando, Florida. First, Central Florida in Demand has a special treat for subscribers with a new video feature on the Theme Park, including new looks at the plans for the mammoth Castle. You can see a preview of the video here, however if anyone can record the full on demand version, please send it in to staff@the-leaky-cauldron.org.

Readers will recall of course last week Potter film producer David Heyman confirmed that he has been working a bit on the theme park and yes indeed fans will be able to ride through Hogwarts castle on a chair with a moving arm with Harry, also saying there are three rides planned. Chiming in on the ride and more is this rumor from in the know blog Theme Park Insider, which reports on the setting/time frame for the overall park:

Kuka robot arms will power a suspended dark ride through Hogwarts Castle (think Legoland's Knights Tournament meets Peter Pan or ET - but with a much cooler storyline and animated effects.) The timeline will be in the middle of the book/movie storyline - around the fourth book, I've heard. Dining will be at the Three Broomsticks in adjacent Hogsmeade, with another more kid-focused attraction in the mix. And Dueling Dragons will be rethemed to Potter, as well.

Finally, another very interesting rumor from Screamscape, which updates that the popular MagiQuest will indeed be part of the Theme Park. Quotage:

"Screamscape sources tell us that Dueling Dragons may finally be forced to shut down for it’s final transformation in late August. According to what we’ve been told the ride will likely be renamed Dragon’s Challenge, but when it returns it will apparently come back with an even darker look and theme. No more Fire and Ice dragon either… as apparently even the track colors may be repainted in much darker tones. Meanwhile the nearby Flying Unicorn is still said to be renamed Flying Hippogriff as expected.
  The big rumored news however is what I’ve been expecting to be announced… and that a custom built MagiQuest system will be brought into the park. Not only in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but from what I’ve been told little things will be added all throughout the park’s other lands that will react to the magic wands purchased by guests. You’ll only have to look out for little “lightning bolt” symbols here and there to tell you where to aim your wand.

Related: You can learn more about general Magiquest here and here.

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I really really really want to go! I’ll have to bug my mum heaps though….. As I live in Australia its not like we can just walk to Florida everyday :(

Posted by That-Gryffindor-Girl *ROAR* on July 19, 2009, 10:42 PM report to moderator
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OMG…I’m sooo exited for this. I can’t wait….and John Noe you are a psyche!!!!

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on July 20, 2009, 02:56 AM report to moderator
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I wish this was being built at universal in LA, then I could work there.

Posted by pansy parkinson on July 20, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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OMG I CAN’T WAIT!

Posted by dumbledore592 on July 20, 2009, 12:20 PM report to moderator
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Can’t wait for it to open!

Posted by Won_Two on July 20, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
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ha ha I cant wait dose any one live in Florida?

Posted by ToriWeasley on July 20, 2009, 06:54 PM report to moderator
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wow!

Posted by ToriWeasley on July 21, 2009, 02:15 PM report to moderator
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FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!!: ToriRox101
IM ON TWITTER FALLOW MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;]

Posted by ToriWeasley on July 21, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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its gonna be awesome! cant wait for leakycon2011!!!

Posted by Brian (brianthepotterfan) on July 21, 2009, 05:39 PM report to moderator
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I am soooo excited for this!!

Posted by DragonFury << ROAR >> on July 21, 2009, 06:17 PM report to moderator
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FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!!: ToriRox101
IM ON TWITTER FALLOW MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;]

Posted by ToriWeasley on July 22, 2009, 04:28 PM report to moderator
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How is it that John Noe can predict all of these outrageous things! The snitch in the pouch, wands and spells, even the quote by Dan where he makes the same joke about not seeing Dobby in so long.

Great plans either way.

Posted by Kiralay (ROAR) on July 24, 2009, 02:04 AM report to moderator
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cool! I hope the wands won’t cost too much!

Posted by megan_702*ROAR* on July 24, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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Very cool!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on July 26, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
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can’t wait for the park! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 07:43 PM report to moderator
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