kraxleRIDAH wrote:It was confirmed that a huge chunk (if not all of) Lost Continent would be stripped away for this project. It's too bad they didn't have any excess property to expand onto for this new "land."
Where was it confirmed? I've never seen that anywhere.
And as for not having any room for any new land...what exactly is in this area...... Link to Google Image
Hello, I just registered to this site because this story encouraged me to share some piece of information I found.
The Orlando Sentinel has a slightly more in-depth report on this. According to them, Quote:
Universal plans a 20-acre "Wizarding World," a little bigger than the average size of its themed "islands" at Islands of Adventure. Part would be carved away from what is now "The Lost Continent" island, and the rest would be land now used for employee parking and park support, outside the back fence.
It was also stated, that Quote:
Some current "The Lost Continent" attractions such as The Dueling Dragons roller coasters and The Flying Unicorn coaster ride likely would be adapted to fit the Harry Potter story.
Yeah, that was on ComingSoon.Net too. Anyway, sounds like they're not planning on doing any half-measures: hopefully it *won't* replace Lost Continent but should be really good either way. I'm not a diehard HP fan; I don't go to midnight launches, go to the movies dressed up as a house elf/wizard/gnome etc but do really like it. I can think of far worse ideas than this.
NowhereMan wrote:Universal plans a 20-acre "Wizarding World," a little bigger than the average size of its themed "islands" at Islands of Adventure. Part would be carved away from what is now "The Lost Continent" island, and the rest would be land now used for employee parking and park support, outside the back fence.
The new, "seventh island" would feature reconstructed and rethemed attractions, and all-new ones, Scott Trowbridge, vice president of Universal's Creative Studios, said in an interview. The Hogwarts castle and locations from Rowling's Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade village will be created as backdrops to attractions, shops and restaurants.
Three-time Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, who designed sets for all the Harry Potter movies, leads the "Wizarding World" design team.
Much of "The Lost Continent" island, including Universal's award-winning Mythos Restaurant, will be retained as a separate themed area, just smaller. The island would remain open during construction as well.
I do wonder where they get this information or if it's just speculation.
It doesn't seem to make any sense if Lost Contient is just Mythos and Posiden's Fury. That's WAAAY to small of a land for it to even be considered an "island." So I'm not sure I believe at this point that Unicorn and Dragons would be part of Potter.
It WOULD make sense that Sinbad was re-themed to Potter and that area with the fountain became the entrance to the new island that is built behind the theater in that parking lot area.
That's the only thing I can really be sure of, right now.
I'm very interested as to what's going on here. While I personally believe that the Harry Potter series has been crammed with enough material to sustain it's very own theme park, I am interested to see what Universal has whipped up. I'm saddened by the possibility of Lost Continent rethemes--I mean, it is one of the only lands not wholly touched by already-existing characters but rather is its own unique, original land. But I am interested to see where they put this and how the do execute both the construction of the new land and potential rethemes.
That area will be totally awesome! I have loved the books ever since they came out all those years ago some of the movies were ok but took way too much out of the books especially number 4 The Goblet of Fire snd luckily I'll possibly be going the year it opens up!
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