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Harry Potter Coaster Experience Speculation

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Brian G., Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

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    Over at USF? Yea could have been. There’s gonna be a lot of rockwork up front and in the back.
     
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    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    I believe he’s referring to the set pieces used from HHN the past 2 years (Lair of the Banshees and Festival/Deadliest)
     
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    That is what i thought but her comment was "rockwork?" I am 6 hours without internet here so maybe in the morning
     
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    Last time I saw that area had coaster support staging right alongside HHN props so it could’ve been either. Being wrapped it struck me as chips for rockwork but I could’ve been mistaken. It may still be early for that.
     
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    We were told that the Wizard World is "timeless". So it could be from any time in the books. (Yes, that is the correct and ONLY response you can give when people ask you what time/book it takes place in). The only exception is Gringotts, which has a specific time period
     
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    Im thinking the ride takes places along the lower grounds of the castle and along the lake and mountains that border it. It may then overflow into the FF.
     
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    I'm surprised they aren't planning to build the Ministry of Magic so it's ready to open around the same time Star Wars opens. The new coaster sounds cool, but I don't see it drawing in the kinds of crowds the opening of Diagon Alley did. Adding the MoM might make the Wizarding World a significant draw if timed right, though.
     
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    Ehhh no single ride is going to draw new area level crowds. Ministry is still only going to be a single experience I believe so it’s not drawing much more than the coaster would really. This coaster sounds amazing though and once opens people will hear about it and visit.
     
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    The “man” in question was ex England international rugby player Martin Bayfield.
     
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    He should have worn those sunglasses during the ride.....
     
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    I was going to make a joke about preferring to forget the incident...but I’ll leave that darker joke at the door.
     
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    I'm always happy when Hagrid waves at me when I arrive on the Hogwarts express. Love for him to teach me about all those fantastical beasts in the Forbidden Forest and have an adventure with him.
     
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    To say this, Hagrid is one of those "cool" characters, and that while I love Dumbledore, despite his hellish mistakes, Hagrid is one of those characters that would be the one to shoot the breeze, and have some enjoyment with. Heck, Newt comes up there too.

    If Hagrids an AA, I can totally buy that.
     
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    Disneyhead said it's part of a plan to bookend SWGE, not as a "response" but to avoid the media noise.

    Also MoM will not deliver the same amount of crowds as a new land, either.
     
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    Personally, I like the "timeless" approach. When I am on a ride, I'm immersed in that ride solely- I don't try and see if this ride matches with the one adjacent
     
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    I was reading the other day that the land Universal aquired a few years ago could potentially go towards the expansion of the Wizarding World to include the Ministry of Magic. I'm sure they would connect it via the Hogwarts Express- maybe that could help compete with Star Wars
     
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    Unfortunately that land is much too far away to take the Hogwarts Express to. The most likely location for Ministry of Magic is the Fear Factor Live stadium area.
     
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    While a lot of projects did get moved to gate 3, I don't think MoM was one of them.
     
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    It would make 0 sense. Universal does a lot to make me scratch my head, but that'd be way out of left field
     
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    What do you mean by "a lot of projects"? I thought SNW was the only one that got moved.
     
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