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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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I’M so EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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IT REALLY SOUNDS AMAZING

Posted by Astha on August 23, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
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THIS IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 23, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
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sounds great!!

Posted by The Nerd on August 23, 2009, 11:11 AM report to moderator
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THIS IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 23, 2009, 11:15 AM report to moderator
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I Hope they do not stop making the theme park

Posted by Mew5645 on August 23, 2009, 11:18 AM report to moderator
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I am soooo going there!

Posted by Won_Two on August 23, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to go down there and see it! It sounds so awesome :)

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on August 23, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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More and more it sounds like a great place!

Posted by Phylis {ROAR} on August 23, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to go down there and see it! It sounds so awesome :)

Posted by hp29 [ROAR!] on August 23, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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this sounds so incredible! will there be a con in Florida to coincide with the opening????

Posted by skiving snackboxes on August 23, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
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cant wait!!! i’ll be there opening week lol

Posted by Lreyes*Roar<3 on August 23, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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I’m going in 2011 =D

Posted by FrancescaElle on August 23, 2009, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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Interesting. I cannot wait to see the final theme park!

Posted by Kirk on August 23, 2009, 09:56 PM report to moderator
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oh my gosh, amazing!

Posted by TaylerWeasley on August 24, 2009, 12:26 AM report to moderator
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