Annette Forrest

Published: February 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Robert -- Can you explain the "zigzag effect" of the bricks some more?

I don't understand. How are they going to make it feel like you are going through a brick wall. I don't get the "zigzag" meaning.

Anon Mouse

Published: February 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM

The Knight Bus is not a working attraction? That's a missed opportunity. I would love a ride from the entrance to London with various stops along the way. That would be amazing.

I believe the zigzag effect is, upon entering the station platform, you will see a impenetrable brick wall. It looks like you cannot pass through. The queue line then forces you to step to the side (left or right). Upon the diagonal, an entrance is revealed.

I would think they can dress up the reveal in clever ways to make a more powerful presentation.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: February 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

My impression has been that the Knight Bus wouldn't move, but ultimately would be a kind of walk-through attraction with interactive and/or animated elements. I've not heard much recently about the planned interactive elements in the land, so I'm not comfortable telling people that the Knight Bus will be anything other than a photo op when Diagon Alley opens. But I do know that more has been planned for the bus than sitting there as a prop. We'll see what we end up getting.
Daniel Etcheberry
Writer

Published: February 24, 2014 at 6:32 PM

More than one person will end up in first aid trying to get through the brick wall.

I thought that maybe an effect with mist and a projected image of a wall would have been the best choice.

Annette Forrest

Published: February 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

As usual, Daniel is correct. A mist and projection is what I wanted too. That would be like going through a brick wall. Not sure why they did not do this because it would have been amazing.
Kelly Muggleton

Published: February 25, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I'll be coming from London (I was at Leicester Square station on Saturday) all the way to Orlando to see just what Universal have done with their version! (And I can't wait!)