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Carolc 02-03-2010 12:55 PM

Harry Potter - Islands of Adventure (Universal Studios)
I see an increasing amount of chatter and excitement about the opening of this new themed area in Islands of Adventure. I passed by this area in Sept 2008, and it already looked pretty cool! Though Disney will always be #1 in my book, I was impressed by the theming in this park (I'm not normally a fan of Universal)... obviously Disney has set the trend. Anyway, if your plans take you to the Orlando area and perhaps the Universal area, you should check out some of the articles and Universal's microsite dedicated to this new area.

Universal's Harry Potter site:

Article from Orlando Sentinel: (there are additional links to articles/photos at the bottom of the article)

Carolc 03-25-2010 12:23 PM

The official opening date is June 18th

Carolc 03-28-2010 12:21 PM

Conceptual art:

Dizneynut 03-28-2010 01:08 PM

I cannot wait for this to open, when we were down in December they were working on the buildings. Going to be awesome!

Carolc 03-28-2010 04:53 PM

And two videos:

Carolc 04-04-2010 12:28 AM

Ellen and a couple of lucky kids have a look around the new area in this video

Padmo 04-20-2010 04:34 PM

Hoping to hit Universal to see Harry for a day when we're down in Oct.!

Anyone else?


Carolc 05-25-2010 12:25 AM


Originally Posted by Padmo (Post 22180)
Hoping to hit Universal to see Harry for a day when we're down in Oct.!

Anyone else?


Wow, you get to go back already? So lucky!

Carolc 05-25-2010 12:28 AM

There is going to be a 'sneak peek' June 6th at 7pm on NBC... hopefully I will remember!

See article here

Carolc 06-14-2010 08:31 PM

Oops, missed the sneak peek. :banghead:

There are a ton of links out there to info. I've had several of them open on my browser for weeks - just wanted to list a few of them here (so I don't have to bookmark them) ;)

Spoiler Filled Look at the New Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Ellen Shares Wizarding World of Harry Potter with the World

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