UPDATE From Lilyginny27: Thee webcast can now be viewed in its entirety by clicking here. Tom can be seen starting around the 4:00 mark. As soon as the video is available for embedding, we will let you know. You can see a few more screencaps of Tom in the video by clicking here.
As Feltbeats.com has previously reported, Tom was an invited guest today at Universal Studio’s unveiling of the new attractions and release date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park. Feltbeats.com Admin BSerLori was invited to attend the event, and has already given us the written synopsis of what was learned.
While the full webcast is not online yet, this video was taped on the Gryffindor set we have pics of Tom sitting on. In it is an introduction to the park by President of Universal Creative Mark Woodbury, Show Producer Paul Daurio, and Art Director from the films Alan Gilmore. Watch as they describe the park with a brief cgi “fly-through” of what it will eventually be.
Tom has been very excited about taking part in the unveiling of this new Harry Potter attraction, and his remarks are just the first of what will undoubtedly be many praising the parks features. Tom was even interviewed by the New York Times concerning the park.
Wizarding World is already receiving rave reviews from at least one contingency: the actors from the films. Tom Felton, who plays Harry’s towheaded nemesis Draco Malfoy, has visited the property twice, once when construction was just getting started and again in recent days.
“We always say on set, ‘If this place was real, it would be absolutely fantastic,’” he said in a telephone interview. “To actually walk into this world and be able to touch it and taste it and smell it – well, it’s just going to be fantastic.”
One potential aspect that will make the park more exciting for the fans is the possibility of the actors being seen in some way. According to one source, News4JAX:
There could even be new footage of Potter stars shot on actual sets from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” A Universal spokesman declined comment on the issue, but the company was explicitly granted those privileges in its 2007 licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc., according to the contract filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Whether any of this potential footage will feature Tom as Draco Malfoy is still anyone’s guess. Once the webcast featuring Tom expound on the glories of the new park is made available online, we’ll let you know.
To see a couple more images of Tom on the Gryffindor set (I know!) click here.