Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Little Competition For Disney

Earlier I reported on the 2012 opening of Disney's re-imagined Fantasyland in Orlando, Florida.

Disney's announcement coincides with Universal's opening (next year actually) of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which will include a replica of the famous Hogwarts castle, Hogsmeade Village, and various HP-themed rides.

The reason I mention it at all is because there is already a fully 3D version of Walt Disney World on Google Earth. I wonder if the models will be updated to reflect Disney's park expansion, and I wonder if Universal/Warner Brothers will be smart enough to create a fully 3D version of THEIR park to compete online as well?

Harry Potter in 3D on Google Earth? Wouldn't that be cool.