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Disney executives are reportedly looking at a huge complex with rides devoted to the Harry Potter stories. The Singapore site would occupy a full city block and rise to six or seven storeys.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16510988&method=full&siteid=66633&headline=dream-park-for-potter--name_page.html

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Isn't it a Warner Bros exclusive maker (ergo to be on at orlando studios) via grants from the filmmaker and from writer JK Rowling?

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If they really made this, I would move there. I'm such a dork.

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I would hang myself. That would be the ultimate bastardization of Harry Potter. And the tooth paste, birthday theme kits, and bandages are pretty bad.

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No, not really. [fish]

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But what will the pCms say? This place will truly be the portal to hell! Or Satanism. Or something like that.

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God I hope not... I love HP and I think it would be... ugh. I dunno. Plus it doesn't really seem like something Disney would put time & energy into... I mean, why make a theme park for another company's franchise? That makes NO sense whatsoever. And was it just me or was that a very poorly written article?

Edited because "extremely poorly" doesn't sound quite right.

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The article says the site would be a large building occupying a single city block with several different floors. So "theme park" in the sense that Disney World is a theme park is an overstatement. It sounds more on the scale of Circus Circus in Las Vegas, or a few of the buildings in Epcot Center stacked on top of each other.
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posted by Bill D.
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No, not really.

Sure you are. Does Winston-Salem have....uh...Lincoln? No? Well Illinois does, so there! [Big Grin]

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Now wait a minute here. Warner is the Distributor for Harry POtter films right? Warner Also ownes Six Flags Theme Parks right? Wouldnt it make sense for Six Flags to be part of this since Rowling probably is on very good terms with Warner allready? Thats just confusing to me I guess.

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As long as they're serving butter beer at the quiddich matches, I don't care who's putting on the show!

Tow "I've read all the books, but only once, so that only makes me a semi hp dork" knie

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quote:
Originally posted by candy from fremder:
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posted by Bill D.
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No, not really.

Sure you are. Does Winston-Salem have....uh...Lincoln? No? Well Illinois does, so there! [Big Grin]
Yeah! Take THAT, you jealousy-denying cigarette-city-living person, you!

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I don't know....Charlotte area used to have Jim & Tammy Faye's theme park. Could be it's available!

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I'd only like this if they could lure all the Harmonians there-- and seal the doors.
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Whats a Harmonian?
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quote:
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Whats a Harmonian?

People who pine for a Harry/Hermione pairing, and refuse to accept the very idea of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione. Some of them are just downright frightening.
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The Disney bit doesn't make sense, but if anybody doubts there's a market for it, they should try getting into the Reptile House at London Zoo on a weekend, or at any other time when there are children around. They shot a scene for one of the films there.
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I would only go if they had a non-lame translation of Quiddich. As they are not likely to... and as I am not likely to EVER travel to Singapore in my life... the issue is somewhat moot.

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quote:
Originally posted by pob14:
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Originally posted by candy from fremder:
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posted by Bill D.
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No, not really.

Sure you are. Does Winston-Salem have....uh...Lincoln? No? Well Illinois does, so there! [Big Grin]
Yeah! Take THAT, you jealousy-denying cigarette-city-living person, you!
[hijack] Hey you guy forgot that we have corn, soybeans, and……corn…..and…….corn *has something whispered in her ear* No! Chicago doesn’t count that’s not really Illinois. Well crap, so southern/central Illinois is lame. *imitates local cheesy radio ad* But we like it here! *gives a thumbs up* Oh who the hell am I kidding. [/hijack]


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Okay, since the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland, and the building of Expedition Everest...

They are definitely NOT building a theme park in Singapore. In addition to the reputation it has, Disney would have to do a LOT of research as to where they could place it. Singapore is also not quite as wealthy as Hong Kong, so many people would not be able to afford it.

As to Harry Potter? J.K. Rowling doesn't want things spreading out too thin. Giving two rival film distribution companies rights could be bad...

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