Saturday, April 16, 2011

the wizarding world of Harry Potter...

Oh yes that is right, Harry Potter! I've been a fan since the very first book came out when I was 10. I spent countless hours reading the series, consumed by the wonderful world of magic and wizards. I was even more excited when the movies came out, I finally got to see Hogwarts on the big screen! (Watching HP and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 as I type!) And in the spirit of Part 1 of the last movie coming out on DVD this weekend I'm going to share Universal Studio's interpretation of what Harry Potter's Wizarding World is like! While I've not visited Harry Potter World yet, it is on my list of things to do very soon! When I first heard about the project I wished so badly that I could have been part of the design team, it would have been a dream come true! Nerdy, I know, but I can't help it...

Thierry Coup is the man behind it all! He is the Vice President of Creative Development for Universal Creative and the executive in charge of all media production for Universal Parks and Resorts. He started his career creating special effects for feature films like Back to the future and in the early 90's Walt Disney Imagineering approached him and asked if he as interested in theme park design. He's been behind the design of Tomorrowland, Space Mountain and many others! And most recently HP world! What an exciting, rewarding career! 


  1. I can't even imagine how magical that place really is. On the top of my best jobs list = theme park set designer. How cool would that be?!