Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans leaked online! (Part 2)
Details of the expansion of Universal's
"Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park
have been leaked online for everyone to see.
"For pedestrians in Universal Studios Florida,
there appears to be a single point of entry into
the new part of theHarry Potter park, one that
requires walking around a center obstacle
inside what appears to be an enclosed space."
"This would fit with being a "secret entrance" to Diagon Alley, from the Harry Potter books
and films. There also is what appears to be labeled an 8,900-square-foot restaurant building located immediately to the left of the entrance to the land. Could this be the Leaky Cauldron?"
"From the entry, there is a street that proceeds straight back
to the rounded entrance facade of the Gringotts building."
A lot of new details on a new Gringotts-based theme park ride was revealed:
"It looks like we can expect another elaborately themed walk-through queue tour,
...the queue appears to leave the building into shaded, then covered, areas before
re-entering into the large "Bankers Hall."
We get some information on the rooms inside Gringotts.
"The next room in the queue is "Vault Display," then the "Reading Room."
From there it's into what's labelled "Office Hallway" before we reach "Bill Weasley's Office."
The next feature is labelled "Elevators," which take us up a level in order to cross over
the ride tracks to access the center load island."
We also get a sneak peek at the vehicles in which ride-goers will ride in:
"There are two load channels for the ride, with loading on the center island,
and unloading off to the outsides. The ride vehicles are twin, 12-person, open-air cars, arranged in three rows of four. Each row is placed slightly higher than the row in front of it,
in a "stadium seating" effect. The look of the cars is very Victorian, with individual lap bars
and six Dolby speakers per seat for on-ride audio."
Very high-tech equiptment, all in all.
If even half of this information is true, then all Harry Potter fans
are in for a treat when they go to the theme park after its expansion.
Because of all this information, and not wanting to leave any of it out,
the rest of the expansion plans will be posted in another post later tonight.
Posted by Daniel On Sunday, January 01, 2012