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New Details on Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Coming This Month

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Posted by: sue
September 03, 2009, 03:36 PM

There is some good news today regarding the upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction currently under construction in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that in a few weeks on September 15th, fans will learn much more on the widely anticipated new Harry Potter attraction as the paper says: "The resort has begun sending out invitations for a Sept. 15 webcast promising a "first-ever glimpse" ot the Wizarding World, which is supposed to open sometime during the first half of 2010."
Update: A second article from the Sentinel is now online, where the newspaper reminds us:

"Universal's Potter event is scheduled to occur two days after the Walt Disney Co. concludes a fan convention in Anaheim, Calif. Disney is widely expected to announce new projects at the gathering for several of its theme parks, including Disney World. Although Universal has said little about Wizarding World since announcing it in May 2007, some details have leaked out. The 20-acre "theme park within a theme park" in Islands of Adventure is to be anchored by the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. The 15-story castle will house the themed area's signature attraction -- which, according to people familiar with the project, will feature a "robocoaster" ride system in which guests sit in seats suspended from a robotic arm that swivels in multiple directions as it advances along a track.The name of the ride is thought to be "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey," based on U.S. trademark applications filed earlier this year. The Wizarding World will also include Hogsmeade Village, with shops and taverns from the novels selling items such as magic wands and serving treats such as chocolate frogs and butterbeer."

As readers will recall the theme park is currently under construction in Orlando and will feature at least three rides, one housed in the giant Hogwarts castle which will serve as center of the park. Be sure to check out our extensive collection of photos here. TLC will have complete coverage of this event on the 15th, stay tuned!

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I am so excited! I am definitely going when it opens :)

Posted by HPchik17 on September 04, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
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So looking forward to vacation 2010! Orlando here we come!!!!!

Posted by hewy on September 05, 2009, 01:19 AM report to moderator
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I am so excited for this!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on September 05, 2009, 01:33 AM report to moderator
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Can’t wait! When is it opening again?

Posted by ♥Sparkly Purple Cloud♥{WBM}♥ on September 05, 2009, 07:43 AM report to moderator
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I hope i can go to it

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 05, 2009, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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it will be soo crowded the day it opens. i can’t wait!

Posted by ravenclaw_girl42 on September 05, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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theres gonna be a harry potter theme park im so going when its opens!!!!!i’ll walk ifi have to

Posted by Andix3 on September 05, 2009, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! :D

Posted by Lisbry on September 05, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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im so excited! i cant wait!!!! we have herd so little!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on September 05, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator
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Wow, Tuesdays just keep getting more and more awesome. Between this and Scribblebauts, the 15th is going to be AMAZING.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on September 06, 2009, 02:45 AM report to moderator
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can you just think of the fun we will all have going there Fantastic. will be worth the wait.

Posted by HGROSS44 on September 07, 2009, 03:10 AM report to moderator
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yayyy! awesum =D

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on September 07, 2009, 03:44 PM report to moderator
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I really, really want to go!!!!!!!!! I wish I lived closer.

Posted by Witch Princess on September 07, 2009, 07:49 PM report to moderator
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ah can’t wait, i am so happy i live 3 hours away from ORL :]~

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 09, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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