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Phase Two Of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter In Orlando Includes…

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There's a lot going on with the head-honchos over at Universal Studios Theme Park division. With the announcement of a new Harry Potter theme park coming West and the officially closing of Jaws in the East, many are wondering what else the company has up their sleeves.

Two words: Phase Two.

Namely, plans are going into development to expand the Harry Potter experience in Orlando. While the original Wizarding World is found in the Islands of Adventure, this new HP attraction would most likely fill the void left by Jaws and the Amity area. The idea is to create a completely separate part of the of the Potterverse in the other park, one as equally as iconic as Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle - London and a more exact replica of Diagon Alley.

According to alleged plans, this HP expansion into Universal Studios proper will be replica of London as portrayed in J.K. Rowling's books. Specifically, young witches and wizards will get to travel down through the gateway in the Leaky Cauldron and be transported to Diagon Alley. While some of the stores - such as Ollivanders Wand Shop - can already be found at the Wizarding World across the way, rumor is that this will be a more "true" representation fo the locale, as seen in the movies. The HIGHlights of this expansion will include a new dark coaster ride in Gringotts Wizarding Bank and the chance to ride the Hogwarts Express train from Platform 9 ¾.

In fact, those who purchase 2-park tickets will get the full Harry Potter experience as you can board the train and be taken directly to Hogsmeade, just like in the story! And what's more, we're hearing this:

Now if all that wasn’t enough, I’ve heard some rumors about another possible new attraction likely to go into this Phase 2 project, that may attempt to take advantage of the new 3D projection tunnel technology Universal created for King Kong 3D 360 at the Hollywood park earlier this year. I don’t know if this may be put to use during your train ride on the Hogwarts Express, or if this will be an entirely separate ride experience. (One source suggested it could be a trip on the 3-decker Knight Bus, but I’ve heard that this isn’t likely to happen).

Too. Much. Too. HANDLE!!!!

We LOVE all these ideas! Particularly the Hogwarts Express! Every kid is going to live out their Wizarding dreams like never before. How the hell can you beat that!

We ask you, Disney! How! How?!

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6 comments to “Phase Two Of The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter In Orlando Includes…”

  1. 1

    Harry Potter was made by WB, not Disney, hence why the theme park is at Universal Studios. Also, replicating attractions already in the Wizarding World is plain dumb. Why waste a great opportunity to make new attractions by redoing ones already there?

  2. walo2 says – reply to this


    Re: MsOverstreet – he was obviously referring to the fact that Universal and Disney are rivals in Orlando. So by Universal creating another theme park based on HP, how is Disney gonna top that. And to answer that question, Disney (Magic Kingdom to be exact) has been for many months now building new castles. Im no sure which ones but if you visit the park and go to the kid's area you can see the closed area and the construction behind it… so im sure that will bring lots of visitors once its done

  3. 3

    There were some design problems with the WW that may be addressed with this work. Because of the JKR incessing that the park be accurate many of the attractions can only hold 20 or 30 guest at a time. She refused to use design tricks like multiple shops with a single moving door like Disney would of used. Plus the main right was such that people of ….plus sizes could not ride it. That's why you heard all those stories of long long lines. I see Disney buying out the Marvel attraction from Univeral to open "Marvel Land" sometime in the future. Can you say 'Danger Room Cafe'?

  4. 4

    My sister and I had been commenting on ways to improve it (We also came up with the Hogwarts Express and a Gringotts bank for a ride like the last movie) I understand there's not a lot of space but I'm happy they're trying to improve it for the fans.

  5. 5

    Okay.whoa!I mean,don't you think that having enough rides is a bit extreme?I mean, come on.when will the people that built the theme park,ever stop creating more and more rides?besides,I haven't been there yet.so why are they putting so much effort into it?

  6. 6

    TRUE: The Wizzarding World will be expanding.

    FALSE: The Wizzarding World expansion will be replacing the Jaws attraction at Universal Studios.

    The Harry Potter expansion will be adding onto the already existing area in Islands Of Adventure.

    Jaws will be replaced with a new 3D Transformers attraction.