Harry Potter and the quest for your entertainment dollar
Written by Robert Niles
Well, today was the premiere of the new Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," the fix for fans before the debut of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando next year. (The final two HP movies bow in November 2010 and July 2011.)Tweet
Let's let this be an open thread to talk about the latest HP flick, as well as the Potter theme park land. I know that several folks involved in the project read TPI (remember, you can post anonymously by logging out first). And a few of them have been kind enough to leak some juicy stuff to me. (Thankyouverymuch!)
Most of big picture is out in the open by now: Kuka robot arms will power a suspended dark ride through Hogwarts Castle (think Legoland's Knights Tournament meets Peter Pan or ET - but with a much cooler storyline and animated effects.) The timeline will be in the middle of the book/movie storyline - around the fourth book, I've heard. Dining will be at the Three Broomsticks in adjacent Hogsmeade, with another more kid-focused attraction in the mix. And Dueling Dragons will be rethemed to Potter, as well.
So how do you think this will rate? Feel free to add your wishes or insider's details, in the comments.
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