Skip to main content

Universal Patents Hint at Harry Potter Floo Network Ride

universal patent harry potter floo network

Universal City Studios has filed two patents that hint at a new Harry Potter Floo Network ride.

Floo powder is a glittery substance that, when thrown into a fireplace, allows JK Rowling’s wizarding community to travel at great speed, and potentially some discomfort, through the Floo Network of linked fireplaces.

The two patents, which the Orlando Business Journal reports are described as  the “vehicle transportation room system and method” and the “system and method for a moving puzzle theater”.

The vehicle transportation system patent uses a retractable “launch room” that would include effects and would move along with the ride car to keep guests in the experience.

In a drawing the launch room is shown with an animatronic figure in front of a fireplace.  The wall of the fireplace can retract so that the ride vehicle can pass through.

Click here to read full article.

Share this
Rachel Reed

Rachel Read

Rachel is Finance Director. She has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloittes in London. She worked in finance in industry for twenty years. She oversees our news and also manages our events.

More from this author

More from this author

Related content

Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Find out how to update