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Published: May 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Can't put this on discussion because I'm not a member. I basically have two questions . One: does it bother anyone else that the entire fantasyland expansion is princess themed? Two: now that amity/jaws is completely destroyed, when will we see signs that constructions starting for gringotts?
Robert Niles
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Published: May 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

1) Disney has a huge problem with a lack of IP for boys. That's why they bought Marvel. But the Universal Orlando contract keeps Marvel outside WDW, so for now it's lame "Pirate" overlays here and there for the boys, and more and more and more princesses for the girls. Meanwhile, Universal's betting on Harry Potter, which appeals to both genders.

2) There's lot of infrastructure and back of house work to be done on Diagon Alley. It's a huge project, and going to be done in conjunction with the WWoHP expansion over in IoA. I wouldn't expect to see much emerging up from behind the walls until next year, at the earliest.