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

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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Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 24, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
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I hope it’s open by February, because my family is going there in Feb. It probably won’t though.

Posted by hpfrk736 on August 24, 2009, 09:24 AM report to moderator
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Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 24, 2009, 10:00 AM report to moderator
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I hope we will be able to just walk around by ourselves in the forrest! :D

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 24, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
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magical weather… nice!!!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 24, 2009, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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aw man i so so so so so so so cant wait one little bit..

Posted by Horcruxalej on August 24, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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That would be so cool! An actual forbidden forest!!!! AHHH!

Posted by AndreaB09 on August 24, 2009, 01:29 PM report to moderator
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Posted by Mugglejeff on August 24, 2009, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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Although I am going to Infinitus in July I think I"ll have to visit the park first in spring.

Posted by dcsbelle [WBM] OOM3, CW on August 24, 2009, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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woooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can not wait!! :-)

Posted by 15sblack on August 24, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
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This is seriously going to be the coolest place ever!
Better than Disney perhaps?

Posted by LoveIsHBP on August 24, 2009, 11:45 PM report to moderator
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This will be the next best thing to being a true wizard.

Posted by HGROSS44 on August 25, 2009, 01:24 AM report to moderator
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This just keeps sounding more and more exciting :}

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on August 25, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
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Sounds incrediably awesome. SQUEEEEEE I can’t wait to go!! :D XD

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I am ridiculously excited for the park to open this part!! It’s the perfect reason to go to Florida:)

Posted by JessSnape on August 25, 2009, 03:25 PM report to moderator
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