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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 can’t Wait to go down there!

Posted by Peteek on August 31, 2009, 07:27 AM report to moderator
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Spring 2010! =D

Posted by liltimmy - ROAR on August 31, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait!

Posted by iheartrw on September 09, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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i cant wait!

Posted by iheartrw on September 09, 2009, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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omg so exciting!!!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 09, 2009, 07:30 PM report to moderator
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This is going to be sooooooooo cool!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jr12345670 on October 04, 2009, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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