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New tip on Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter

By Robert Niles
Published: June 15, 2008 at 6:15 PM
Got this delightful heads-up in my inbox today:

"Hello, I write to you from the Spanish Harry Potter fansite BlogHogwarts.com.

Today, The Daily Mail is reporting that J.K. Rowling has written a new story which is being turned into a mini-movie by the film-makers and is going to be display at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park.

You can check it here: http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk."

From the article:

All the regulars, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are shooting the movie at Leavesden, Herts, before starting two films based on final Potter novel The Deathly Hallows.

A source said: "They are also working on extra sequences and clips which will be part of the rides. J.K. Rowling has been involved in everything. She wrote the story."

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on June 15, 2008 at 7:26 PM
Could be the greatest in theme park writing.
From Eric Malone on June 16, 2008 at 1:29 AM
Of COURSE J.K. Rowling's been doing a lot of work regarding Wizarding World. Like any good individual with a stupid popular brain child, they're not just gonna let Universal flip a coin and hope for the best. I'm not so sure why anyone even remotely considered that Rowling might not have anything to do with the majority project.

Anyway, it's good to hear that they're already moving along at a fair clip. Still, TWO movies for Deathly Hollows? This doesn't surprise me, I guess. There was probably just way too much important stuff to not fit it into two movies.

Back on topic: definitely looking forward to heading out to IOA when this place gets done next year. I've got high expectations.

From Joshua Counsil on June 16, 2008 at 10:13 AM
Actually, I'm not surprised at J.K.'s dedication due to her genuine love of the series, but most often it seems that the movie/TV/book creators for attractions put little, if any, work into attractions based on their material. Glad to see this isn't the case.

I am weary about the outcome of the park, though. I mean, how well could they mimic the novels/movies with their budget? I hope it's done well, but it seems like an over-bearing project.

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