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

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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771 Points

That’s great ! India has got millions of fans who are crazy about HP ! Finnally ! Some recognition. Go……INDIYEAH !!

Posted by Shivi {ROAR} !! on August 03, 2010, 10:14 AM report to moderator
234 Points

Cool, that would be awesome it it pulls through.

Posted by Meggie the Goose on August 03, 2010, 03:31 PM report to moderator
31 Points

whoa!….it’ll be like total surprise for Indians…who wud expect it rather?

Posted by Kevin Pinto on August 04, 2010, 02:49 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

OH MY GOD!!! Really? Excellent! Brilliant! This has to be true!!! :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 04, 2010, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Smitch on August 04, 2010, 07:48 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Smitch on August 04, 2010, 07:48 AM report to moderator
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Universal had to get pemission from Jo to build the one in Orlando. Now does Universal own the rights to the HP theme park concession? Doesn’t Jo have a say in this matter? I know money talks but since author, books, films, actors and sets are all in the UK why not there?????

Posted by hewy on August 06, 2010, 05:45 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

How about North Korea???

Posted by Won_Two on August 10, 2010, 12:25 AM report to moderator
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yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!atleast now all my frnds can visit me:)

Posted by Anushree (ROAR) on October 01, 2010, 04:09 AM report to moderator
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