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Balloons Away in the UK for Launch of Half-Blood Prince DVD, New Deathly Hallows Set Visit Contest

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Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 10:00 PM

Well it isn't quite a ship to launch a thousand faces, but rather it's a launch of a thousand balloons to herald the release of pre-orders for the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Yes, really. According to Indie London, this Thursday, September 24, 2009 WB will launch 1,000 balloons which will "have a card attached featuring a unique code that will entitle the holder to register online for a chance to win a trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then "step on to a set for a unique and exciting filming experience, where they will be filmed in the role of one of the magical framed “moving” portrait characters that have adorned the walls of Hogwarts in all of the Harry Potter films. The launch takes place at 1pm at the Millennium Bridge (beside City of London School), and will be done by Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch (aka Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)."

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, if you are lucky enough to catch one of these balloons you have to register online at this link (currently not yet working) between October 1, 2009 and December 4, 2009 for entry into the grand prize draw. Good Luck!

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239 Points

Dang…Sounds cool but to bad I’m not 18 or over

Posted by gemini_black on September 23, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
747 Points

This is a nice gimmick, but, releasing balloons into our atmosphere is harmful to our environment and our wildlife. How about putting the card in a candy bar, or box of cereal. Or, better yet, how about a book.

Posted by Tonks1OoM4,CW[ROAR] on September 23, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
239 Points

Sounds cool but to bad I’m not 18 or over
and I’m way far away from where the’re doing it

Posted by gemini_black on September 23, 2009, 08:26 PM report to moderator
1579 Points

why cant this happen in the usa??
soo cool

Posted by Beckster235 on September 23, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator
1749 Points

OH….PLEASE do that in the US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rin68nyr on September 23, 2009, 09:50 PM report to moderator
143 Points

Too bad I don’t live in the UK :(

Posted by angelvoice on September 23, 2009, 11:01 PM report to moderator
37 Points

I can’t wait for the movie to come out! Even if it is after my birthday LOL.

Posted by norsewolf42 on September 24, 2009, 01:23 AM report to moderator
37 Points

and I don’t live in the U.K. but oh well it will eventually come out in the U.S. LOL

Posted by norsewolf42 on September 24, 2009, 01:25 AM report to moderator
524 Points

I need to see if the traid winds will blow one all the way to Vegas. Ha Ha. some lucky person will have a blast seeing the shooting of the last HP film.

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 24, 2009, 01:50 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

Too bad I don’t live in the UK. Oh how I wish they would do this in US too.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on September 24, 2009, 07:49 AM report to moderator
272 Points

haha thats awesome, gonna keep a look out for random balloons, not that they’ll come this far north. I can but hope and dream haha.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on September 24, 2009, 08:42 AM report to moderator
2890 Points

Good thing England has gun control laws, because here in Pennsylvania we’d be standing outside with our firearms trying to shoot one down! I’m guessing the chances of one floating all the way across the atlantic and landing in my back yard isn’t very good.

Posted by Laura Keaton [WBM!] on September 24, 2009, 09:02 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

I didn’t know that balloons could have such consequences. I doubt WB did either. Maybe they should be informed, tough situation.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on September 24, 2009, 12:32 PM report to moderator
27 Points

LOL to Dee’s comment…

Posted by red-lily-5 on September 24, 2009, 01:45 PM report to moderator
4056 Points

I wish I was over 18… and the balloon just floated that tiny needed bit to the west.
I hope non-HP fans suddenly decide to pop the balloons. lol

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 24, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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