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Balloons Away in the UK for Launch of Half-Blood Prince DVD, New Deathly Hallows Set Visit Contest

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Posted by: sue
September 22, 2009, 10:00 PM

Well it isn't quite a ship to launch a thousand faces, but rather it's a launch of a thousand balloons to herald the release of pre-orders for the UK Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD. Yes, really. According to Indie London, this Thursday, September 24, 2009 WB will launch 1,000 balloons which will "have a card attached featuring a unique code that will entitle the holder to register online for a chance to win a trip to the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then "step on to a set for a unique and exciting filming experience, where they will be filmed in the role of one of the magical framed “moving” portrait characters that have adorned the walls of Hogwarts in all of the Harry Potter films. The launch takes place at 1pm at the Millennium Bridge (beside City of London School), and will be done by Harry Potter stars Evanna Lynch (aka Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)."

Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, if you are lucky enough to catch one of these balloons you have to register online at this link (currently not yet working) between October 1, 2009 and December 4, 2009 for entry into the grand prize draw. Good Luck!

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109 Comments

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omg how amazing would that be!! I wish they would do that here!

Posted by clashcityrocker13 on September 22, 2009, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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thats awesome…wish i was in the UK. perhaps one will blow across the sea to my country…..or maybe not. haha~

Posted by FijiSunrise. on September 22, 2009, 10:08 PM report to moderator
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That’s so cool. What a way to have a competition launched!? PS: The oun was an unfortunate coincidence

Posted by joelface on September 22, 2009, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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44 Points

That’s so AWESOME!!!! Wish that would happen here in the US!!!!

Posted by booklover4414 on September 22, 2009, 10:13 PM report to moderator
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62 Points

How awesome!!

Posted by on September 22, 2009, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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How about this? Instead of tying the coupon to the baloon, have the balloon lift a light-weight model Owl with the coupon tied to it’s leg. When the balloon pops, the Owl glides down with the coupon. Much more Harry Potterish. It would be nice if they did it in the U.S. for us Colonials.

Posted by Phoenix1946 on September 22, 2009, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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OH MY GOD THAT IS AMAZING!!! I WISH I WAS 18 OR OVER AND LIVED IN THE UK!!!!!!! Jealous…….

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on September 22, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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a complaint about the effects of this on the environment in three…two…

Posted by dee on September 22, 2009, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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This would be amazing to win! I just wish I was a UK resident over 18… :-(

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on September 22, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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ugh! lucky! sigh. wish i lived in the UK geez.

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on September 22, 2009, 10:47 PM report to moderator
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308 Points

What is this? The “kill 1,000 sea turtles” ad campaign?

It’s a known fact that ballons kill sea turtles and lots of other marine life. I can’t believe this.

Posted by Nimbus-X >---ROAR---> on September 22, 2009, 10:50 PM report to moderator
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I wish i was 18 or over in the uk.But killing marine life sucks!

Posted by magicmaniac on September 22, 2009, 11:17 PM report to moderator
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I agree. Launching 1000 balloons into the air is a bad decision on WB’s part; they’re lethal to so many air and water creatures. The idea is neat, the execution is not.

Posted by izziewitch on September 22, 2009, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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The idea is neat, but it does sound a bit odd. It would be awesome to be the lucky person to get the right code though!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 22, 2009, 11:45 PM report to moderator
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I’m with Nimbus-X, what a bad move from WB. I’m sure they could come up with something more environment-friendly. Corporal social responsibility is the way to go in the XXI century.

Posted by Iceholic on September 22, 2009, 11:52 PM report to moderator
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