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Aerial view of the Jaws and Wizarding World areas at Universal

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We have a video showing a unique view from the air of construction of the former Amity Island/Jaws area at Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Blueprints have also been found online that show what and where buildings might be going in the former Jaws place.

An expansion has been announced for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but not its location. It has also not been announced what will replace Jaws, but rumors say the Wizarding World expansion will go there with the Hogwarts Express train taking guests between the two parks. Check out an aerial view of the current Wizarding World and the rumored expansion area/former Amity Island below. Notice the former Jaws area is now mostly dirt.

Aerial view of the Jaws and Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas at Universal

New blueprints were found recently showing the former Jaws area will be composed of a bunch of small buildings which are rumored to make up the London area from the Harry Potter series. The large building is rumored to be a coaster based off the Gringotts Bank and the long building in the bottom left is rumored to be the Hogwarts Express station that will connect Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.

Remember, all this is speculation and nothing has been confirmed besides the general layout of buildings and that an expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming somewhere at the Universal Orlando Resort. Stay tuned to Orlando Attractions Magazine for more information on what is replacing Amity Island/Jaws and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion.

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13 comments

sean eggers March 13, 2012 - 8:02 pm

ok so i saw the video and i dont see it happening
if they eed more harry potter stuff they might as well get rid of the rest of the lost continent and use the frer jaws and amity are as either a star trek area due to the ovie coming out net year or transformers the ride.

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Hector March 13, 2012 - 9:43 pm

Jesus christ! hope all these rumors come true! Will be insane and amazing.

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villasandhomes March 16, 2012 - 3:52 am

It is amazing if it comes true

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sean eggers March 16, 2012 - 9:46 am

well i hope its gonna be that as well and also the lost continet has only the two shows and the fountain so im like could it be two harry potter shows like posideon could become the third task of the triwizard tournament and sinbad the chamber of secrets when harry is fighting the snake

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Jiggs March 17, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Simply taking over the Lost Continent won’t sell park-hopper tickets. This two-park plan is a stroke of marketing genius.

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nichole March 26, 2012 - 5:12 pm

I agree. The 2 park idea is genius. They would sell a ton of tickets that way, were are now more go to Islands of Adventure versus Universal. There is hardly ever any lines for Universal, so they need some more thrill rides over there to get more traffic, and this would do it.

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ATouchofInsanity April 20, 2012 - 6:02 pm

I am a huge Harry Potter fan and while an expansion of that part has me completely stoked, it is sad to see Universal getting rid of an iconic ride like JAWS! and replacing it with something they already have. Harry Potter is huge now, but will it last for 20-some-odd years like JAWS! has? It has been a staple for Universal since it’s opening and I am more sad to see it go than excited for the expansion. Keep the classics, Universal, some of us still enjoy them.

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Josh May 27, 2012 - 8:52 am

Not so long ago i heard their will be a wwohp expansion not in USF but in front of the wwohp entrance. Iheard that they will start to get ride of the midway games in the entrance and make more shops for wwohp like the bank .[I cont pronace the name ].

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Matt May 28, 2012 - 11:06 pm

It sounds to me like it might not necessarily be a park hopper thing even if it is an expansion to the Wizarding World. If they built the London/Diagon Alley area where Jaws was and have the Hogwarts Express going between the two they could just wall off London/Diagon Alley from the rest of Universal Studios and it would just be an expansion to Islands of Adventure.

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Chief Brody June 1, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Bring back the Jaws ride you sons of bitches!!!

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Chief Brody JR July 24, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Amen!!!

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Chief Brody III August 3, 2012 - 5:23 pm

hallelujah!

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Jack Handy August 16, 2022 - 1:12 pm

Really looking forward to Harry Potter in Universal Studios.

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