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A Foggy Forbidden Forest at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park?

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Posted by: sue
August 22, 2009, 06:28 PM

A quick update this evening regarding progress at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Universal Orlando has filed  more construction notices involving two new companies. Of interest is a company from Finland called "Fogscreen Inc," which as the paper points out is to "provide fog special effects. As the name suggests, the company specializes in creating nebulous, walk-through fog banks -- made out of ultrasonic waves and tap water -- on which images and videos can be projected. (Think the Davy Jones effect near the beginning of Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride.)" We are uncertain if this fog effect machine will be used for the spooky Forbidden Forest or as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle or what this may be used for. As a reminder too, back in April, we learned there is to be a company used to provide fake snow for the theme park in sunny Florida; no word if rain, sleet and hail machines will be brought in for possible Quidditch matches either  ;)

Also Universal will be dealing with a company called Austin 2 Paris Inc, and the notice "says the work is for "automata" -- the plural of automaton, which is a type of robot." Readers will recall of course we've heard several reports previously regarding automated robotic arms and the like as part of the ride through Hogwarts Castle. Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction continues at Universal Orlando, which is scheduled to open Spring, 2010.

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this place is gonna be AWESOME!! (first?)

Posted by Brianna on August 22, 2009, 06:34 PM report to moderator
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This sounds really exciting. I think the Harry Potter/Hogsmeade world at universal will be a wonderful place. It sounds as if they are sparing no expense to make it work for fans.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on August 22, 2009, 06:37 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to go down there.

Posted by hglovesrw {ROAR} on August 22, 2009, 06:38 PM report to moderator
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ooooh awesum :)

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WOOT, im going down there, the year it opens

Posted by madman1277 on August 22, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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WOOT, im going down there, the year it opens

Posted by madman1277 on August 22, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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WOOT, im going down there, the year it opens

Posted by madman1277 on August 22, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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note to self: MUST GO.

Posted by biggestharrypotterfan on August 22, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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WOOT, im going down there, the year it opens

Posted by madman1277 on August 22, 2009, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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AHHH! IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME!! but i dont think i cud go… _

Posted by chocolaterabbits on August 22, 2009, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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I am SO excited for this park!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on August 22, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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i can’t wait for it!!!

Posted by kyramp on August 22, 2009, 07:34 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait!

Posted by dobbyis_free on August 22, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait!

Posted by dobbyis_free on August 22, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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Sounds awesome!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 22, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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