Tag: Harry Potter

Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

Strange Sightings, Loud Noises, & Flames: Dragons in the New Fantasyland?

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Something strange is happening in the new Fantasyland, or at least that’s the word on the Net. There’s talk of mythical creatures, more specifically DRAGONS, in the Magic Kingdom. Since the opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 1998, fans of myths and legends have been questioning whether or not some type of dragon attraction would [...]

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Video: Surprise Access to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Video: Surprise Access to Wizarding World of Harry Potter

| July 16, 2011 | Reply

For the July 15th midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the AMC Lowes Universal Cineplex movie theater at Universal Orlando CityWalk devoted all 20 screens to screening the film.  However, Universal had another surprise up their sleeve for those devoted fans who lined up to get the very first glimpse of the newest [...]

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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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