Wizarding World to Open Spring 2010, Rides Confirmed
UPDATE: All the Wizarding World developments are discussed on Episode 180 of MuggleCast.
At a press conference earlier this morning, Universal Studios confirmed that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will officially open in the Spring 2010. No specific date was given.
Names of the three main park rides are Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, and Dragon Challenge. Flight of the Hippogriff will include interaction with Hagrid as you fly on a Hippogriff for training. Dragon Challenge will center on flying either a Hungarian Horntail or Chinese Fireball. Univeral’s existing ride, Dueling Dragons, will be re-themed into Dragon Challenge.
Other attractions include Ollivander’s Shop, Owl Post, Dervish and Banges, The Three Broomsticks, Honeydukes, Zonko’s, and Filch Emporium.
A ton of artwork was revealed of virtually every part of the park, including a map.
The presentation included a video introduction from Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson who all expressed their excitement about the park. Tom Felton was live at the event speaking with the creators.
The scenes for the theme park were filmed right after they finished filming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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