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Posted by: RichKoster on July 26, 2003 1:34 am/pm

Harry Potter at Disney theme parks?

Just saw this over at < screamscape.com >:

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While this news is a bit unusual, it seems the head of Universal Orlando was having an open Q&A lunch session with his staff a few weeks ago when he was asked if Universal had any plans to pursue either the Harry Potter franchise or Lord of the Rings for possible future park projects. Bob Gault’s answer was that “Disney has Harry Potter wrapped up” and that Universal was instead checking into Lord of the Rings. This could be big news for the parks, though Disney did already buy the broadcast rights to the first Harry Potter film for ABC.
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And in addition to that bit of gossip, this was posted by Mike on < rec.arts.disney.parks >:

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Subject: Harry Potter/MGM

Well, seeing as it is directly related to MGM, this post is very much on topic. No, I'm not bringing up the whole "harry potter ride" idea, or the 'who owns potter' idea.....

As I said in my previous post, I meandered over to MGM tonight for the 4th festivities. They had *many* characters out, and it was pretty crowded, but not as crazy as I thought it would be. ANYWAY...

The 'ambience' music was much louder this evening (well, from approx. 5 p.m. onward), and the music was all the stuff you usually get at MGM - disney tunes (even a couple movie tunes from Aladdin and Little Mermaid), and the "old-time" swing-type music. BUT... here's the kicker.... at some point (maybe around 6:30, 7:00 or so) this instrumental music starts up..... three notes into it my brain goes "HOLY MONKEY, they're playing the theme song to the Harry Potter movies!" And just as soon as that thought crossed my mind, I heard *at least* ten kids go "HARRY POTTER!"

Like I said, I'm not bringing up any previous discussions - I just thought this was, well, real neat to hear at MGM. (as it is, I am as big a HP fan as I am of Disney) It simply made me smile, and wanted to share this little moment with all of you.

Mike
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Sounds more than just a deal for airing Harry Potter on ABC to me!
:confused:

Posted by: utilidor27 on July 26, 2003 2:15 am/pm

In the words of Sigmund Frued, "hmmm, veeeery interesting...."
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 04, 2003 12:19 am/pm

Now there's rumors that a Harry Potter attraction will be added someplace in Epcot to open in 2006!

Epcot???
:confused:

Posted by: Liv2CdWorld on Aug. 04, 2003 12:37 am/pm

EPCOT??

How would they tie that one in?

I know that they (Disney) are trying to make EPCOT more "kid" friendly, but I don't see how this would fit...

Either way, I'd be happy if they added a HP attraction, no matter where it is :)

Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 04, 2003 12:52 am/pm

Hmmm... interesting! I'd be interested to see if Disney does do some sort of Harry Potter attraction.

Yeah, Epcot sounds like an odd choice for Harry Potter. :uhoh:

I also wish Disney would nail a deal for The Lord Of The Rings while they've at it! That would be fantastic! ;)

Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 04, 2003 1:54 am/pm



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EPCOT??

How would they tie that one in?

I know that they (Disney) are trying to make EPCOT more "kid" friendly, but I don't see how this would fit...

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Well, the United Kingdom at World Showcase currently doesn't have a ride...
:o

Mary Poppins would have someone to keep her company on slow days.
:wwww:

Posted by: Liv2CdWorld on Aug. 04, 2003 2:04 am/pm



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Well, the United Kingdom at World Showcase currently doesn't have a ride...
:o

Mary Poppins would have someone to keep her company on slow days.
:wwww:

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:laugh:

Rich, you're too much
:laugh:

Posted by: shannie75 on Aug. 04, 2003 9:25 am/pm

This would be so cool, because if anyone could do justice to anything Harry Potter, it would be Disney! :laughbig:
Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 04, 2003 10:24 am/pm



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Mary Poppins would have someone to keep her company on slow days.
:wwww:

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ROTFL!

The images that evokes...  LOL

Posted by: JohnMickey on Aug. 04, 2003 11:43 am/pm

I can't see how Disney could do an attraction with Harry Potter.....doesn't Warner Bros. own the film and merchandising rights to HP?(WB has a deal with Six Flags to create attractions at those parks.) And would Mrs Rowling approve of such a project?
Posted by: RichKoster on Dec. 10, 2003 12:56 am/pm

Add what I found on MousePlanet to the "Hmmmmm...." list:


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In the tradition of hidden tributes found on Disney rides and attractions, Santa's “Naughty and Nice” list on the Santa's Workshop float in Disneyland's Christmas Fantasy Parade includes the names Paul, Cynthia, Roy, Walt and Mickey. If you look carefully, you can also catch the names of Harry, Hermione and Ron—characters from the popular Harry Potter books.
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:sorcerer:

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