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Oil-Lamps to Light the Way at Hogwarts for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
September 12, 2009, 11:02 AM

As a quick follow below to all the activity in developing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there is word today regarding special type light fixtures to be used at the new theme park. The County Times reports that The Limehouse Lamp Company in England is making "100 mainly oil lamp-style replica" lights for "a new Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios in Florida." The paper continues:

"Managing director Elliott Maurice said the lamps are similar to those seen at Hogwarts.The studio wanted authenticity as the look and feel of its rides was paramount to what they were trying to achieve, he added.
The Limehouse Lamp Company, which is at the forefront of producing Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian lights, was sought out by the resort for the job."

Readers will recall of course as confirmed by producer David Heyman, there is to be three rides at the Theme park, one within the giant castle of Hogwarts. As a reminder Universal Orlando is holding a major event next week with new details and looks at the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be revealed during a special webcast for journalists on Tuesday. TLC will have complete coverage this week, stay tuned!

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1585 Points

Eeek! So cool! =D

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on September 12, 2009, 12:20 PM report to moderator
385 Points

Hooray! I’m so glad they are trying to make it as authentic as possible ^^

Posted by MiliMalfoy [FTC!] on September 12, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
35 Points

So looking forward to seeing how it turns out. The webcast should be a treat for all of us. It also looks like Universal is really speeding up construction too, by the looks of the things. I was just over there and a lot of the stuff has been moved into the park to be place.

Posted by dh.vixen on September 12, 2009, 12:36 PM report to moderator
1579 Points

awesome! i cant wait! going to be so much fun stepping into a world of harry potter : )

Posted by Beckster235 on September 12, 2009, 12:59 PM report to moderator
75566 Points

Sounds really fun – let’s hope the staircases move too!

Posted by Girlraven1 on September 12, 2009, 01:09 PM report to moderator
1397 Points

I just am waiting anxiously for an actual opening day, I’ve got my passes ready I just need a date! I just hope that the 15th will shed a lot more light on everything!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 12, 2009, 01:14 PM report to moderator
923 Points

I am pleased to hear that a British company will be having a small share in making Hogwarts School look as authentic as possible.

Posted by Graymayne on September 12, 2009, 01:30 PM report to moderator
355 Points

The attention to detail at the park really seems promising. I’m guessing the lanterns will probably have a really nice effect to the park, espicially if they’re making them similar to the ones in the movies. Can’t wait till we get the new info about the park, it’s so exciting! Too bad there aren’t going to be more than three rides, but we can always hope for addtions in the future I guess. The ones they have are hopefully gonna be great though. :D

Posted by Lisbry on September 12, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
276 Points

Glad to hear they are going for authenticity! That company who make the lights aren’t that far from me (other end of the county). Can’t wait to see the webcast next week!

Posted by moony_lupin on September 12, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

veery Harry-esque. JKR would be proud hahah

Posted by DesQueJteVois on September 12, 2009, 02:43 PM report to moderator
196 Points


Posted by chrisbDTM {ROÅR!} on September 12, 2009, 02:54 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

I think there’s more than just rides there IloveDobby. There will be shops, restraunts, bars and probably other attractions other than rides.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 12, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
406 Points

This will be EPIC!

Posted by RoseWeasley95 on September 12, 2009, 03:01 PM report to moderator
123 Points

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really excited for the theme park to open!!!!!!! I’m so going!!!!!!!!!!
with my bff of corse!

Posted by lizzyrc on September 12, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
4881 Points

Well it wouldn’t be any success if it didn’t stick to datails like that, would it? Everything counts.

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 12, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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