Reports of a robocoaster coming to Harry Potter land
Today’s Orlando Sentinel front page story is on the future Wizarding World of Harry Potter land at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. After some digging and talking with people “in and around the project”, they’re reporting some details on the main ride that will be housed in Hogwart’s Castle:
The castle will also house what is expected to be the Wizarding World’s signature attraction. Several people familiar with the project, including one person directly involved, said the ride will be what’s known as a “robocoaster” — a ride system in which guests sit in seats suspended from a robotic arm that can swivel and swoop in multiple directions while it advances along a track.
Plans show the track snaking through more than a dozen scenes, though what those scenes will be remains a mystery. The attraction, according to the people familiar with it, will also feature an elaborate pre-show queue with special effects such as floating candles and snow falling indoors.
Click here to read the full story with more details on some of the rumored features of the new “theme park within a theme park”.