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Details on Original Wizarding World Proposal, Butterbeer, and Crowd Control Discussed During Press Conference

Posted by: Edward
June 16, 2010, 01:05 PM

This morning, a press conference was held for media attendees of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand opening at Universal Orlando Resorts.  Leaky was in attendance at this press conference, and was able to obtain some new information about the Harry Potter theme park.  Here is a brief rundown of some topics covered during the press conference:

  • The original proposal for the theme park was presented to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in pop-up book form.
  • Universal's Culinary Team brought ingredients for Butterbeer to Scotland to make it for J. K. Rowling and get her approval.
  • Have chosen to go with an "ebb and flow" plan when dealing with crowd control.  The plan, so far, has been "working perfectly."
  • Universal does not see the Gulf oil spill as affecting the opening or operation of the theme park this summer.
  • In regards to crowding, Universal notes that they "will manage [their] way through whatever number of people show up."
Leaky's full account will be online shortly.  Stick close to Leaky and Leaky's Twitter account for up to the minute information about the Wizarding World grand opening events.

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1980 Points

tht interesting. :)

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 16, 2010, 01:26 PM report to moderator
1980 Points

tht interesting. :)

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 16, 2010, 01:26 PM report to moderator
1980 Points

first comment!! :).

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 16, 2010, 01:27 PM report to moderator
130 Points


Posted by HermyGrnger on June 16, 2010, 01:45 PM report to moderator
294 Points

cant waitttt!

Posted by AlecsWeasley on June 16, 2010, 01:54 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

Thanks for sharing this information with us, Leaky!

Posted by Kirk on June 16, 2010, 02:11 PM report to moderator
507 Points

Awesome =)

Posted by IloveDobby on June 16, 2010, 02:31 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

It will be so crowded!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 16, 2010, 02:55 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Thanks for the information, Leaky!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on June 16, 2010, 04:42 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

wow, Jo sounds so much like a diva….but she’s still my favourite author no matter what! But I cannot wait to watch the GRAND OPENING!!!

3777 Points

dude its going to be packed

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on June 16, 2010, 04:50 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

Jo is not a diva! They wanted her okay and opinion. Why should she go to Orlando it’s their call – you want her opinion you go to her not the other way around.
Just hope the crowds have thinned alittle come Sept. Also hope in the future that they expand the area to include other things.

Posted by hewy on June 16, 2010, 05:16 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

Love learning about these little facts.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 16, 2010, 10:47 PM report to moderator
3157 Points

:D Thanks for the info, Edward!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on June 17, 2010, 08:36 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Cool info. Thanks

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on June 17, 2010, 10:29 AM report to moderator
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