A brief update today concerning the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park expansion at Universal Orlando. Sources tell a theme park fansite that construction markers have appeared from the now closed Jaws area (where the expansion is rumored to be built) and continue southward.
What’s in that direction? Wizarding World. And as we know, rumors are calling for a Hogwarts Express to connect the two areas.
According to one source demolition work in the old Jaws area has been going full steam ahead this week, as Amity will soon be nothing more than a giant muddy crater as the work crews are said to be moving quite fast on this. Elsewhere, sources tell us that a bunch of survey markings can now be found all along the main backstage road leading towards the Jaws / Amity area. No word yet on if they stretch all the way from Amity to the Wizarding World at IOA or not, but this sounds like the start of the Hogwarts Express to me. So far markings have been spotted in the area behind Soundstage 33 and down behind the Revenge of the Mummy attraction building.
Universal confirmed a Wizarding World expansion in December, and since then we’ve seen numerous signs of an expansion happening in Universal Studios, which is a separate park from Islands of Adventure (where Wizarding World is housed). The expansion is said to be a Diagon Alley land, with a Hogwarts Express connecting the two areas.
A rumor in December stated that construction was set to begin in February.