Harry Potter theme park in store?
July 25, 2003 at 4:46 PM ET
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Information garnered from an open lunchtime meeting between Bob Gault and the staff of Disney may have revealed that Disney is in a preliminary stage of constructing a Harry Potter-themed park.
Gault revealed that the Potter theme park has been completed as a rough draft and the Disney staff is now looking into building a Lord of the Rings-oriented park.
...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.