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Potter theme park!

09.16.2009

Alright, so you can laugh at me all you want, but this concept art video for Universal’s Harry Potter theme park is just AWESOME. Islands of Adventure has long been my favorite theme park (suck it Disneyland) due to the fact that even waiting in line is pretty damn fun most of the time, due to the elaborate construction of all the set pieces of the park.

And “elaborate construction” is exactly what you’re going to find in the new HP park, which recreates pieces of the Harry Potter world in extraordinary detail. There are a myriad of shops in the “town” area, including Olivander’s, Three Broomsticks, Honeydukes and Zonkos.

And of course there are going to be rides, including Flight of the Hippogriff, The Flying Unicorn and Islands of Adventure’s Dueling Dragon coasters are being refashioned into Chinese Fireball and Hungarian Horntail variations.

Last but not least, there’s Hogwarts, you don’t get to see a ton of it in the video, but it looks just massive (as demonstrated in the picture above), and convinces me that if I could buy advance tickets for this park on the spot right now, I would. It’s supposed to open “Spring 2010” and f*ck Cancun, I know where I’m going for spring break this year.

Now watch this damn video:

Extra Tidbit: I want Quidditch. REAL LIFE QUIDDITCH!

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9:26AM on 09/18/2009

District 9 Would be awesome

They should make District 9. Have massive piece of land and use it for Alien paintball. Or even better, Endor, where people dress as storm troopers and shoot midgets in ewok suits :)
They should make District 9. Have massive piece of land and use it for Alien paintball. Or even better, Endor, where people dress as storm troopers and shoot midgets in ewok suits :)
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10:50PM on 09/16/2009

Quidditch Ride Idea?

It seems like a no brainer to have a room with a robotic broomstick several feet in the air (you'd climb a ladder which would be taken away) above lots of padding. the the room would be a big video screen of sky, a quidditch pitch, trip through Hogwarts castle, etc. And the room could employ bursts of air and small amounts of fake precipitation. How about if they suited you up in Quidditch uniform before throwing you on the ride which "dares you to stay on."

I can't wait for this park, my
It seems like a no brainer to have a room with a robotic broomstick several feet in the air (you'd climb a ladder which would be taken away) above lots of padding. the the room would be a big video screen of sky, a quidditch pitch, trip through Hogwarts castle, etc. And the room could employ bursts of air and small amounts of fake precipitation. How about if they suited you up in Quidditch uniform before throwing you on the ride which "dares you to stay on."

I can't wait for this park, my mind is clearly in another place imagining how awesome this is going to be!
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10:17PM on 09/16/2009

Looking Good

I was in Universal recently and saw the construction going on - So far so good...
I was in Universal recently and saw the construction going on - So far so good...
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7:52PM on 09/16/2009

Not a big Potter fan

But this should be pretty fun. And I heard through a friend who works in Disney that the recreation of Hogwarts is built to look 700 feet tall, but will only actually stand about 350 or so. Optical illusions or some shit.
But this should be pretty fun. And I heard through a friend who works in Disney that the recreation of Hogwarts is built to look 700 feet tall, but will only actually stand about 350 or so. Optical illusions or some shit.
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5:22PM on 09/16/2009
I would rather eat out my own butt than go to this place.

I'd like to do that anyway, though. Still, I'm not going.
I would rather eat out my own butt than go to this place.

I'd like to do that anyway, though. Still, I'm not going.
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1:38PM on 09/16/2009

yes, the dragons will stay.

its just the appearance is gonna change.

and i dont care if its messes with teh jurassic section of the park. they didnt really do a good job there. had so much potential and just half assed it.
its just the appearance is gonna change.

and i dont care if its messes with teh jurassic section of the park. they didnt really do a good job there. had so much potential and just half assed it.
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1:33PM on 09/16/2009

Those Rides Will Remain

I visited Universal Studios recently and the construction does not get in the way of the comic book section of the park. Judging by that layout it may get in the way of the Jurassic Park section of the park....
I visited Universal Studios recently and the construction does not get in the way of the comic book section of the park. Judging by that layout it may get in the way of the Jurassic Park section of the park....
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1:22PM on 09/16/2009
NOOOO! Dueling dragons is one of my favorite rides! so this means theyre goin to lose the hulk and spiderman rides, and now dueling dragons is going? which probably means goodbye to the lost continent
NOOOO! Dueling dragons is one of my favorite rides! so this means theyre goin to lose the hulk and spiderman rides, and now dueling dragons is going? which probably means goodbye to the lost continent
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4:12PM on 09/16/2009
They probably won't get rid of Spider-Man and the Hulk coaster for awhile considering the contract they have is a lifetime agreement.
They probably won't get rid of Spider-Man and the Hulk coaster for awhile considering the contract they have is a lifetime agreement.
9:52PM on 09/16/2009
idk, i heard disney wants to do a marvel theme park, and that univeral would be closing down the marvel area in a few years
idk, i heard disney wants to do a marvel theme park, and that univeral would be closing down the marvel area in a few years
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11:40AM on 09/16/2009

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Well Paul, it looks like you got what you want. For better or worse I guess... [link]
Well Paul, it looks like you got what you want. For better or worse I guess... [link]
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11:44AM on 09/16/2009
That is so much fail I don't even know where to start.
That is so much fail I don't even know where to start.
9:27PM on 09/16/2009
Words cannot begin to describe that...wow.
Words cannot begin to describe that...wow.
10:15PM on 09/16/2009
I'm not from the U.S and don't quite follow college sports but for christ sake that reeks of fail.
I'm not from the U.S and don't quite follow college sports but for christ sake that reeks of fail.
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