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Rumor: Harry Potter Attraction Part of Theme Park to be Built in India?

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Posted by: Edward
July 31, 2010, 07:30 PM

The Wall Street Journal is reporting an Indian company, the Reliance ADA Group, is currently in talks with Universal Studios to bring to the country of India a theme park, much like their Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, the home of the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The reported $1.5 billion venture, the paper reports, would feature a "variety of roller coasters and rides, shops with movie-related merchandise and nearby hotels," and include "content linked to popular Hollywood movies such as "Jaws," "E.T.," "Spider-Man" and the "Harry Potter" franchise."  The WSJ article continues:

Reliance's Big Entertainment subsidiary and Universal, a unit of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal, still are discussing terms, but could reach a deal this year. One person familiar with the matter warned, however, that talks are at an early stage, and could yet break down.  
A Reliance spokesman said his company doesn't comment on market speculation. Universal declined to comment.
Reliance was drawn to Universal as a partner because in addition to its own properties, Universal acquires intellectual-property rights from other Hollywood studios, such as the "Harry Potter" series from Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros., according to a person familiar with the situation.
While this could very well be an exciting development, this news is stationed directly in the rumor category at this time.

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39 Comments

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If they’re planning to make another HP Park, it should definitely go to England.

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on July 31, 2010, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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I suspect that 1.1 billion Indians and 1.4 billion Chinese (and growing) vs. 400 million (and flat) Western Europeans will be a major driver.

Posted by mikeminnc on July 31, 2010, 08:40 PM report to moderator
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176 Points

Until there’s a Universal Studios in England, do not expect a Harry Potter theme park there.

Anyway, great news for India! Love how fast that countries been developing. I’d love to go there one day.

Posted by Leo_Lovegood on July 31, 2010, 08:40 PM report to moderator
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176 Points

Until there’s a Universal Studios in England, do not expect a Harry Potter theme park there.

Anyway, great news for India! Love how fast that countries been developing. I’d love to go there one day.

Posted by Leo_Lovegood on July 31, 2010, 08:40 PM report to moderator
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I agree on OddRavenclaw222 WBM,,England is the land of Harry Potter…

Posted by purplewitch on July 31, 2010, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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Very cool for HP fans in India (if its real), hopefully us fans in the UK will get a park too, pwetty please :)

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on July 31, 2010, 08:48 PM report to moderator
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1061 Points

I’m 22 now, so a theme park in the UK before my 30th birthday would be awesome!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on July 31, 2010, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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37 Points

Jai Hind ! That’s great news for us Indians ! And I agree with purplewitch and other commentors above and I feel that the original Harry Potter theme park should have been in UK, not US.

Posted by India is land of the Phoenix on July 31, 2010, 09:30 PM report to moderator
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465 Points

Yeah, I agree with OddRavenclaw222 WBM too…

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on July 31, 2010, 10:39 PM report to moderator
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i agree too, it should be built in the UK.. Harry Potter originated there so they should get it. not india

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 31, 2010, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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yeah they should build one in LA !

Posted by Mew5645 on July 31, 2010, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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1486 Points

well i agree with above comments that uk must be given priority but being an indian i would really feel proud if the rumors are true…
hp theme park in india…wow..cool..supercool!:-D

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on July 31, 2010, 11:33 PM report to moderator
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It would be great for India to have a theme park… but I think if anybody got an HP theme park next it should be the UK too.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on August 01, 2010, 12:23 AM report to moderator
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im still trying to go 300 miles to orlando now they want to make me go thousands to india

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on August 01, 2010, 12:53 AM report to moderator
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Oh My God! This is spectacular. HP Theme Park in India is simply awesome excellent. It would be great to put it in India though I feel UK deserves one. But as an Indian i couldn’t ask for more than this. As for the no. of people there would be no doubt. India alone has tons of HP fans. Hope the rumor becomes true.

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on August 01, 2010, 12:59 AM report to moderator
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