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WWoHP opening just days away; new details on Friday’s festivities WWoHP opening just days away; new details on Friday’s festivities

With the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter fast approaching (only three days!), we’ve been learning more and more about Universal Orland’s plans for Friday’s unveiling:

  • Universal Orlando has announced via Twitter that legendary film composer John Williams will help grand open the park.
  • The actual Knight Bus featured in the films has been shipped from the U.K. and is now on display in the park.
  • Fans can watch the grand opening celebrations unfold live at this link.

To learn more about the park, click here! And to all of our readers who are attending the grand opening: enjoy!

HP cast visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter HP cast visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Emma Watson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Robbie Coltrane and Matthew Lewis recently visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida.

See Hagrid’s Hut at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter See Hagrid’s Hut at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal has sent over a photo of Hagrid’s Hut from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida. Check it out below. The theme park opens on June 18.

Theme park to open June 18, ride info, John Williams involved Theme park to open June 18, ride info, John Williams involved

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will open at Orlanda, Florida on June 18. Additionally, new information has been revealed about the highly-anticipated Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey draws you into the excitement and chaos of Harry’s life.  As you venture through Hogwarts castle, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice, you travel by Floo powder, and begin the adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.

The ride will also explore Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, the Room of Requirement and more.

The ride combines, “[a] revolutionary, 360-degree theme park experience and first-ever combination of live-action, advanced robotic technology and innovative filmmaking”. Additionally, composer John Williams (who scored the first three Harry Potter films) oversaw the ride’s musical score.

You can read the complete information about the attraction by clicking here.

Harry Potter theme park opening date revealed next week Harry Potter theme park opening date revealed next week

The opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will be revealed on March 25 (next Thursday) at 12 PM EST. Additionally, information about the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride will also be announced.

A preview video can be seen by clicking here.

Stay tuned to HPFZ for more info!

Picture of Hogwarts Express at HP theme park Picture of Hogwarts Express at HP theme park

Courtesy of Universal, an image of the Hogwarts Express at the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From the official blurb:

The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort.  As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder.  Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will open in spring of 2010. The announcement was made by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the films). We’ll have more news soon, but for now, some goss:

  • A roller coaster built around the first task of the Triwizard Tournament (thrill ride)
  • A “family ride” built around Care of Magical Creatures and Buckbeak’s flight
  • A revolutionary ride in the Hogwarts castle called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”
  • Enter the park via Hogsmeade and visit a number of shops
  • Butterbeer and pumpkin juice will be sold
  • A new line of ‘Potter’ merchandise will be sold
  • An eleven-minute featurette with more information will be available on the ‘Half-Blood Prince’ DVD

New photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter New photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

wizardparkNumerous photos have recently appeared online which show the construction of the upcoming Harry Potter theme park. The photos show what could possibly be a completed part of a Hogwarts wall, and several buildings that resemble the Hogsmeade area – with artificial snow and all!

New photos of ‘Harry Potter’ theme park now online New photos of ‘Harry Potter’ theme park now online

Several new photos of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park have surfaced online. The photos show construction of the Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade area.

New Wizarding World poll and concept art released New Wizarding World poll and concept art released

wizarding-world-ww-concept-artThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter has updated their official site to include a new poll asking which dragon you would rather ride- the choices being a Hungarian Horntail or a Chinese Fireball. A new piece of concept art also portrays Hogsmeade’s Dervish and Banges.

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