A great batch of new information regarding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Orlando expansion just in from hypable.com: ITS GETTING MORE RIDES! An employee at Disney at Work confirms a working Hogwarts Express, a new roller coaster, and the closing of Poseidon’s Fury. Here’s what the employee said:
-Railroad engineers have been on property extensively designing a track that would run backstage.
-You would be looking outside the train and seeing a video component as you went down the track. Whether that would be similar in technology to King Kong in Universal Florida remains to be seen.
-There is a roller coaster planned for the Jaws area.
-The individual was told to see Poseidon’s Fury [sic] for the last time soon as it was going away by February 1st.
All this seems to add fuel to the speculation that a Diagon Alley with a Gringott’s Wizarding Bank roller coaster would take over where Jaws left off. Additionally it is believed that a Hogwarts Express Train would connect from there to the current Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Islands of Adventure.
Poseidon’s Fury is the area right outside the Hogwarts Express entrance of the Wizarding World and it could potentially be used to build the platform for the Hogwarts Express ride. Guests would board the Hogwarts Express and ride to the new area in Universal Studios where Jaws currently operates.
Universal Studios had in fact confirmed a few weeks ago that the Orlando expansion for Wizarding World of Harry Potter is in the works and the closure of Jaws (although they did not confirm if the closure was due to the Potter expansion). This Potterhead can only hope for that to be true.