Harry Potter and Walt Disney Imagineering, together at last?
Reviving the rumor. From Mugglenet.com:
"After months of negotiations, JK Rowling has, according to a new report, signed a letter of intent to the Walt Disney Company allowing them to carry out preliminary construction on a theme park with Harry Potter characters. Although a letter of intent isn't legally-binding, it is "a serious intent to carry out certain business activities." The company is hoping for a definitive response from Jo on the situation by next summer."
For the record, Mugglenet is probably the biggest and most reliable Potter site on the net.
There have been rumors and wishful thinking scenarios about this for years, but now, it looks like it's really going down.
As a Harry Potter nut and a Disney freak, I am ecstatic. BUT...
Where will this park sit? How in depth will it go? Will it end up as a whole park or just a ride at Disney Studios, Orlando?
So many questions...so many possibilities.
Tell me you'll be able to be sorted and stay at Hogwarts in the dormatories. Tell me you'll be able to shop Diagon Alley and Hogsmead. Tell me they'll have Quidditch.
This is awesome.
[Editor's note: This has been a persistent rumor in the past, fed even by Universal at one point. See a previous Blog Flume entry for details.]
It would be awesome if they had a Hogmsmeade themed area or a Chamber of Secrets 4D show.
Here's a better archived discussion thread about
I was always of the understanding that disney has the rights to any and all theme park rights as well as broadcast rights to Harry Potter. It was also my understanding that she has final say as to what the attraction or park may be, which leads me to believe that they havent shown her a satisfactory idea. Of course, she could just be nitpicky...After all, its been almost two full years since book 6, the movies are catching up.
If cussing were allowed on these boards, I'd quote my favorite Adam Sandler line. The line from Big Daddy when they tell him breakfast ended at 10:30. It starts with "Awwwww..." and then that is directly followed by a slang term for horse maneur.
Unlike a FOX news reporter, who's always fair and balanced....cough.....to the extreme right.
i like the idea but why not lotr or something else or indy flims or the comic books or bruce lee or indy books or one on corptions in general it would be great to due one on the theme park or the tour de france or the nfl
What's wrong with creating ideas based upon a book? Everybody has done it that way. Shrek? Yes a book, Jurassic Park, a book, Tom Sawyer Island, a book, Cinderella, a book (or story)
^She's already rich enough as it is. She doesnt need more money.
Scott Lindsey writes: i like the idea but why not lotr or something else or indy flims
I picture a Main Street kind of entrance with a Mooby's and a Quick Stop
Disney doesn't deal with anyone unless they can have complete and utter control over everything and their really cheap. Both of which are probably not very attractive to a professional like Rowling. Look at Star Tours and how Disney was let that ride age very poorly. Rowling's no dummy - she knows Disney will "muggle" it up.
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