Tag: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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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Universal Orlando Throws a Blue Pow Wow Party

Universal Orlando Throws a Blue Pow Wow Party

| June 24, 2010 | 5 Replies

Previously I wrote about a private party Disney Destinations hosted for the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow.  Well, not to be outdone, Universal Orlando wanted its opportunity to impress the visiting travel industry delegates from around the world, and show them why their clients should come to Universal when they visit Orlando.  Continue reading [...]

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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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Universal Orlando Video of Wizarding World Grand Opening

Universal Orlando Video of Wizarding World Grand Opening

| June 19, 2010 | 3 Replies

Universal Orlando Resort released this video from events that occurred during the grand opening celebration from June 16-18, 2010 for the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Islands of Adventure theme park.  J.K. Rowling, author of the series of Harry Potter books, appeared and commented briefly during her tour of the new land [...]

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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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Wizarding World of Harry Potter:  Dragon Challenge

Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Dragon Challenge

| May 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

POV video from Dragon Challenge (formerly Dueling Dragons) at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.

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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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