If NBC ends up money ahead here, as opposed to "taking one for the team," I wonder if that might convince the Peacock to arrange more airtime for Universal theme parks, the way that ABC puts Walt Disney World on air at every opportunity. (See Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.)
My big question continues to be: Where's J.K. Rowling? I'd think that an on-camera endorsement from her would be a huge, huge boost to the project.
Another issue I had was a genuine lack of footage. There was more film footage than park footage. I get it, it is a sort of like a teaser to get you jazzed up. But what is more effective, hearing an actor talk about how cool a roller coaster is or I don't know, actually showing the roller coaster. I mean, I've ridden Dueling Dragons countless times, so I know what I'm store for (though I did want to see some of the theming), but the public should get at least a tiny glimpse of the coasters in action. Seriously, hearing Daniel Radcliffe talk about how close the coasters come to each other is cool and all, but a quick glimpse of the coaster in action....wouldn't that have dropped some jaws?
Just nitpicky things of course.
And I'm not sure if I was seeing things, but was the footage of the indoor parts of Hogwarts and other sets from the movie created digitally for the fly throughs?