Here's the Harry Potter Super Bowl ad from Universal Orlando
AOL has posted Universal Orlando's Harry Potter Super Bowl commercial
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It looks like the broomsticks are not for Dragon Challenge, as you see those ride vehicles, briefly, under the dragon's fire. Given that the commercial ends with Harry and the two kids flying into Hogwarts Castle, I now question whether the broomsticks are ride vehicles. Could be, but maybe not.
Thoughts? More importantly, do you think that this commercial will inspire people to book trips? There's still no opening date announced, nor is there a "come on" or solicitation in the ad.
It seems to me like Soarin at EPCOT.
Looks like just a commercial... If Universal had a great new Virtual attraction I believe you would have seen it displayed here, while millions are watching the game (or pissing)…hahaha
It's an effective commercial. It doesn't reflect what the ride inside Hogwart's is like, because Universal wants to surprise everyone, just as they did with Spiderman. Obviously guests won't be getting on broomsticks, so hopefully the fact that the commercial is a fantasy will mean that it doesn't mislead people into incorrect expectations.
It's a good ad. I like how the dragon turns into some kind of ride or coaster as he's zooming by. Obviously they can't put an official opening date because they don't know for sure, and yes, don't be too surprised if there are delays.
My concern would be people thinking that the land is open now - then arriving for Spring Break, only to be disappointed. But I don't think that would be a huge issue, for I hope the ad will encourage people to log online to find more information... and maybe finding their way around to here!
At 16/17 seconds, you can see the dangling coaster.
I agree, Robert: A "Coming to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in May 2010 - book your Wizarding vacation now" would have improved things.
I suppose I should disclaim that this might not be the final version of the ad. Universal could tweak it between now and air, or this could have been a cut created exclusively for leaking to fan sites and such.
Pretty lame commercial. It just seemed very fake, which, considering the budget for the films
The rumor is (I believe) something about a robot arm coaster,
That is Dueling Dragons rethemed under the dragon. The inside ride is something different and not represented at all. Hopefully it's the robot-arm coaster!
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