(FWIW, my sister went to Dr. Phillips, long ago, when it first opened, and we lived across the street from what was then only Universal Studios Florida and a huge parking lot.) I’m willing to bet that many Theme Park Insider readers have a Hogwarts house scarf or T-shirt in their drawer or closet, a souvenir of a visit to Universal Orlando. Which house’s stuff did you buy? Readers can find abundant “Which House are you?” quizzes littering the Internet, but we’ll consider the House sorting questionnaire on J.K.
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After a sharp first drop that ambushes even the most seasoned coaster rider, the train sails majestically through flawless elements with lots and lots of power. Taking full advantage of the hilly terrain, the train doesn’t reach top speed until halfway through the ride. The slowest portion contains a zero gravity, low speed, heartline roll in which one literally floats inside their restraints before barreling into the final helix. There isn’t a straight piece of track in the course, and the front seat (my preference) is about the closest most of us can get to being a fighter pilot. In the dark, Banshee takes on a whole different look thanks to extensive use of lighting effects, taking the haunted graveyard theme to another level.
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Caroline Kennedy (US ambassador to Japan and daughter of President John Kennedy), Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films) and Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig made the announcement in an evening ceremony today in front of the park’s new Hogwarts Castle. Photo courtesy Universal Studios Japan The park also announced a Twitter contest for early access to the new land, which will be the second or third Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open, depending upon when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens at Universal Studios Florida. The Hollywood version will follow in 2016, leaving Universal Studios Singapore as the only Universal theme park without a Wizarding World under construction. For now, at least. Readers’ Opinions From TROY DAVIDSON on April 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM Wow it seems like their construction was pretty quick!
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