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Details of Wizarding World Extension revealed

Posted by: Catherine
October 30, 2012, 12:10 PM

Hypable has posted new details of Orlando's expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As reported previously, the second island of the Wizarding World will contain Diagon Alley, with a Gringot's ride as its major attraction. According to an insider on Orlando United's forum, screen name "WhyLightBulb", the Hogwarts Express will be more than just transportation between the two islands--it will contain new sensory details and technology. Details were also provided about the Gringot's wait line, and its interactive component. No official information or details have been released, although major construction is now underway at Universal. The park is expected to open in either 2014 or 2015. Hypable reports: 

“The train stations include highly detailed scenery and effects,” he/she writes. “The trains themselves will be very realistic including steam wafting from each car, scenic treatment and sounds. Each interior cabin includes period props and treatments.”

“The window in each cabin will utlize an advanced optics display making it appear as though you are looking outside a window. As the train travels to the station, riders will be treated to different storylines depending on which station they are going to. The cabins are also equipped with a full effects package including heat blast, leg ticklers, lighting etc. One storyline includes a Dementor’s attack where it will get dark, the air will go cold and lights will flicker among other things.”

As for the rumored Gringotts thrill ride which will be the center point of the new London/Diagon Alley land, “the queue includes a really cool elevator ride that will simulate moving vertically and horizontally. You’ll feel the air coming from the right side as you move to the right and you’ll feel the air from below as you travel down. Each of the two elevator simulators include a projection dome above to enhance the visuals.”

WhyLightBulb believes that these two attractions will include technology that has never before been seen or used and will top the current Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction.

Thank you Hypable!

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10268 Points

Sounds intriguing! I wonder if they will hand out chocolate after you get attacked by Dementors on the Hogwarts Express, or if you will have to buy your own.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 30, 2012, 02:47 PM report to moderator
528 Points

:( Now I want to go to the new one when it comes out but I already went to this one and don’t have any money left :(

Posted by silverkacy on October 30, 2012, 07:36 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Sounds like fun!

Posted by Won_Two on October 30, 2012, 08:16 PM report to moderator
4092 Points

Sounda amazing! Its at times like this that I wish I was in the USA.

Posted by Grindylow_101: Avis Mauvais Malfoy=:) on October 31, 2012, 10:08 AM report to moderator
4092 Points

LOL I maeant sounds! >_<

Posted by Grindylow_101: Avis Mauvais Malfoy=:) on October 31, 2012, 10:08 AM report to moderator
738 Points

Oh, WeenyOwl, I sure hope that chocolate is included in the Dementors experience. Chocolate enhances everything ;D.
Got to say I’m glad that I haven’t yet made the “once in a lifetime” trip to Orlando to see the Wiz World, because soon there will be so much more to see!

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 31, 2012, 01:25 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

I’m giggling like a fan girl over this right now!!!!!! jumps up and down with excitement I just know I’ll burst into tears when I get therem :D

Posted by LunaLuver on October 31, 2012, 05:18 PM report to moderator
2408 Points

Sigh… one day one day! Oh by the way Gringotts is spelt with two ts… sorry!

Posted by KiwiMcI on November 04, 2012, 07:36 PM report to moderator
14579 Points

Ohmygod. fangirling and faints I WANT THIS NOW <3

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on December 05, 2012, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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