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Podcast Interviews: Dan Radcliffe Says "Quidditch Element" to a Ride at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, More

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Posted by: sue
August 04, 2009, 12:31 PM

There are more interviews to tell you about, conducted during the barrage of press for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We now know of a series of delightful podcast interviews from Heart radio in London, England, where actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron) answer a series of questions from fans. Dan Radcliffe admits he was skeptical about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction being built in Orlando, Florida, but after learning about it and seeing the work lead by production great Stuart Craig, Dan is very enthusiastic about the park. He confirms that he and the trio have filmed a bit for the park, and also notes that there is a "Quidditch Element" as part of one of the rides. Dan also mentions the 'quite menacing' presence of Nagini the snake in Deathly Hallows.

Other interesting details come from Emma Watson who says once again that she does NOT have a Twitter, nor a Facebook nor a Bebo account. This is important to note because fans by the drove have owled regarding this question, and while she has denied this previously on her official site, she again dispels these rumors. Finally, in a fun interview with Rupert Grint we learn his personal ice cream truck is getting a paint  job and will soon be on the road again, however he wont be selling any ice cream anytime soon as you have to have a special permit to do so-sorry folks! To listen to each of these, click here then iTunes will open for each of the podcasts (free) Enjoy!

Thanks to Snitchseeker!

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879 Points

cool, a quidditch ride! Woo! I’m so looking forward to the whole park.
Rupert having a personal ice cream truck is simultaneously the weirdest and most adorable thing I’ve ever heard.

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on August 05, 2009, 12:59 AM report to moderator
126 Points

I am more excited about three broomsticks.

Posted by Remus Greyback on August 05, 2009, 03:52 AM report to moderator
31 Points

I think some readers are missing that it "is a “Quidditch Element” as part of one of the rides" with the operative word being PART. As far as I have seen there is no plan for a purely Quidditch ride (too bad).

Posted by AnikaKindal on August 05, 2009, 08:26 AM report to moderator
126 Points

I think the park should be in Britain.The whole harry potter franchise is British right.That is just not fair.

Posted by Remus Greyback on August 05, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

It’s good to know that Dan is now enthusiastic about the ride because, hopefully that means it’s going to be great. And, it’s really exciting that Quidditch is going to be a part of the ride, too.

Posted by Moose_Starr on August 05, 2009, 10:12 AM report to moderator
3031 Points

sweet i love quidditch.. i just realized we wont see any more in the movies…

Posted by Horcruxalej on August 05, 2009, 11:27 AM report to moderator
692 Points

wow! a quidditch ride now thats going to be a real fun.

Posted by nsa (ROAR) on August 05, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

What color is the truck?

Posted by Won_Two on August 05, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I would love to see the park.

Posted by budgie on August 05, 2009, 02:17 PM report to moderator
115 Points

Remus Greyback, seeing as how WB owns the rights, and they are an American company, then it makes sense the park will be in America. Also, Universial Studios in Orlando, Florida is a theme park known for containing MANY hit movie theme attractions(like Shrek, Terminator, etc). Next to the movies, this new HP park would be a hit for WB and the series franchise, especially at this place. It was smart to chose this particular theme park.

Also, I see it more sensible for people from the UK being able to visist the US rather than droves of Americans traveling to the UK. Boosts the economy.

Posted by The Hollow on August 05, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

awesum :) :)

300 Points

Sad Emma doesn’t have a twitter account,even Tom was following this so called Emma..He thought so too,so did I.Why didn’t he ask the real one? hm. Well, I am unfollowing her.Glad about the quidditch ride, new they had to do that.And Rupert: Just get a license for your truck! How hard is that, sheesh! ;)

Posted by Dlcohm7 on August 05, 2009, 07:17 PM report to moderator
1184 Points

I would so want to ride on that quidditch ride!

Posted by Lavendergirl ~WBM~ on August 05, 2009, 08:32 PM report to moderator
657 Points

I can not wait for Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open at Universal. We have been building a Hogwarts saving fund for months now. Everyday, everyone in the family dumps all their change in a big water bottle. It’s building up.

Posted by WoodersonGal *ROAR* on August 05, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator
137 Points


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