Photo Update: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal’s Islands of Adventure seems to be moving along well. It’s set to open in 2010, although Universal officials haven’t said if that means spring, summer or fall.
I walked all around the park today checking out the progress. The top photo shows the entrance to the land. This was taken close to the entrance to The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad Stunt Show in The Lost Continent area.
This is what you see as you enter the park. The black bars sticking up in the distance are thought to eventually be the top of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, aka Hogwarts Castle.
Here a worker is seen doing something to the closed Flying Unicorn roller coaster. It is thought the kids coaster may reopen as Flight of the Hippogriff.
This building is just inside the entrance to the “world”. The photo was taken from the new bridge that leads to the Jurassic park area.
When you get back in Jurassic Park, by the entrance to Dueling Dragons, you can see workers adding some of the rock work outside of Hogwarts.
The view just above the Dueling Dragons locker storage area.
Looking from the back of Hogwarts. This was taken close to the entrance to the Jurassic Park Discovery Center.
Behind Universal is a field off Turkey Lake Road that Universal sometimes uses for storage. Here you can see something that looks like it may fit on top of the back bars, as seen in our second photo from the front of the park. Compare it to Universal’s concept art of Hogwarts.