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PotterCast 219: Potter Park Preview

Posted by: Edward
April 25, 2010, 04:53 PM

The 219th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online with a special extended preview of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando Resorts.  Our own Melissa Anelli was recently on site for a special preview, and can now dish on the many details about the forthcoming Potter theme park, set to have its grand opening on June 18.  In this special report, Melissa takes us through the many elements of the park, its rides, and attractions, as well as its many shops, sights, and scrumptious food and drink options.  From the Forbidden Journey ride to Butterbeer at the park, this preview will offer up an abundance of information about the expansive Harry Potter attraction.  We also take questions from the Livestream audience and give a few tidbits of information about our upcoming conference, LeakyCon 2011, which will take place at Universal Orlando Resort in July of 2011.

As a reminder, the LeakyCon DVD, which will be available to pre-order soon, will also include all wizard rock performances from our conference.  If you like live wizard rock, be sure to reserve your copy of the upcoming LeakyCon Live Album of the wizard rock live shows at our LeakyCon 2009 conference.

To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

"Potter Park Preview"
  • We're going to get to the Butterbeer... we're going to get to it often.
  • Hogwarts is out the window!!
  • The Forbidden Journey Ride. 
  • Inside Hogwarts.
  • The technology of the rides. 
  • An explosion of LeakyCon ideas. 
Running Time: 77:18
Producer: John Noe

Also, special thanks to our ever-vigilant mods for monitoring the live PotterCast recordings.

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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Posted by Smitch on April 25, 2010, 05:29 PM report to moderator
465 Points

Yessssssssss! =D But why aren’t 218 or 219 on yet?

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on April 25, 2010, 05:42 PM report to moderator
29 Points

Can you put direct download links for the video versions of the podcast? I’ve tried downloading it from iTunes, but it doesn’t work for me :(

Posted by mistymind on April 25, 2010, 05:44 PM report to moderator
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The latest video versions of the podcasts don’t work for me in iTunes either. iTunes downloads it, but then it gives an error message saying the file is either corrupt or an unsupported format. The last two have both done this.

Posted by Leevis on April 25, 2010, 06:18 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

That’s great!

3048 Points

I am absolutely giddy to hear what Melissa has to tell us about the park and will download the podcast for listening later this week!

Posted by Kirk on April 25, 2010, 08:25 PM report to moderator
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WOOOH. already listened to it. i sawww the liveeee streammm! wooh!
i think the video is still messed up though— lemme go look…

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on April 25, 2010, 08:35 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

yeah the video still doesnt work. idk whats up with that. all of the other video PC’s have worked in the past.

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on April 25, 2010, 08:40 PM report to moderator
734 Points

now that sounds like a summer vacation! and imagine the tie-ins when DH2 comes out!

Posted by SigmaKnight on April 25, 2010, 09:27 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

vcool i downloaded it accidentally early this morning before i realized it was a new one! so i’ve been listening to it —i tried putting it on my ipod but it died.

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on April 25, 2010, 09:58 PM report to moderator
3157 Points

Yessss! Another PotterCast!!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on April 25, 2010, 10:54 PM report to moderator
2635 Points

What happened with the Acting Troop segment of the last Podcast? I had a major section of “dead air” and was really looking forward to the Acting Troop segment.

Posted by beallgood01 *WBM* on April 25, 2010, 11:55 PM report to moderator
7524 Points

Beallgood01, redownload it the acting troupe interview is included now.

Posted by Bradyboy on April 26, 2010, 12:25 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

Downloading it now as I type! It’ll be great to listen to on the way to school tomorrow. :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on April 26, 2010, 12:40 AM report to moderator
294 Points

the pottercast on the side of this page is 218, there is no 219 episode

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on April 26, 2010, 12:52 AM report to moderator
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