Tag: Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

Harry Potter and the Stifling Horde: Summer 2010 Review

| October 3, 2010 | 9 Replies

When planning our 2010 family summer vacation there was no question where we were headed.  My girls, Maggie (age 12) and Evie (age 9), are huge Harry Potter fans.  When they heard about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, they begged and pleaded to go.  We knew it [...]

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Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 3

Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 3

| September 7, 2010 | Reply

A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 3 of 3: Wizard of Universal In Part 1 of my interview with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative, he discussed his early years as a theme park attractions designer with Walt Disney Imagineering.  In Part 2, he described his [...]

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Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 2

Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 2

| September 6, 2010 | 1 Reply

A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 2 of 3: Does Whatever a Spider Can In Part 1 of my interview with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative, he discussed his background in film special effects and his early years as a theme park attractions designer with [...]

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Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 1

Interview With Thierry Coup, VP of Universal Creative, Part 1

| September 6, 2010 | 2 Replies

A Total Recall of his Forbidden Journey Part 1 of 3: From Films to Theme Parks Recently, I spoke with theme park designer Thierry Coup, Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative and the executive in charge of all media production for Universal Parks and Resorts.  He is the brains behind the new Wizarding [...]

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Harry Potter Opening Weekend: Universal Orlando’s Dark Mark

Harry Potter Opening Weekend: Universal Orlando’s Dark Mark

| June 20, 2010 | 5 Replies

An Onsite Report From Aaron DelPrince We’ve waited anxiously for the new land in Islands of Adventure to officially open to the public.  Friday, June 18th was the date, and Lord Voldemort must have sent the Dark Mark into the air to summon not only the Death Eaters, but the entire Muggle world to descend [...]

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Preview Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter on NBC June 6th

Preview Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter on NBC June 6th

| June 6, 2010 | Reply

A TV special showcasing Universal Orlando’s new Wizarding World of Harry Potter will air on NBC on Sunday, June 6th from 7:00-7:30pm EST.  The Grand Opening of the new land in Islands of Adventure is scheduled for June 18th.  In the TV special, Universal promises exclusive commentary from the film stars on the new environment. [...]

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VIDEO: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

VIDEO: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

| May 28, 2010 | 3 Replies

A first look video at the new themed Wizarding World of Harry Potter area at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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