First, my only fear about the populatiry of the Potter franchise is that it may weaken immensly once the final book is out. It is a lot easier to stay interested in a mystery than a story.
Second, I can't think of anything that Disney can really do to counter this that will not look like a blatent grab for attention. There are things they can do to improve word of mouth, like fixing up old attractions and improving general maintainence, but new lands would be a bit to blatent. An E-ticket or two could be reasonable. Most important I think, is that they just recognize the lost demographic and try to recapture it in a different way.
Third, and last, does anyone have footage/pics from the que for Dueling Dragons? I've heard great things, and want to see it, but lack funds.
Now for the rampant speculation and answerless questions:
Are you refering to the large red and white tents on the other side of the unicorn? If so, I think that is the rethemed Dueling Dragons show building. Guessing by the tents, it looks like it will be rethemed as either a quidditch match, or the chase between harry and the dragon from the tri-wizard tournement with the tents being the tent the compettitors prepared in. (Personally, I Hope for the latter. Dragons are fun and having just two characters, as opposed to a whole quidditch team, seems to make sense. Heck, could just add a "the" and drop the "s" and be done with it. Dueling the Dragon, I like it.)You can clearly see DD's castle with some Quidditch tents in front of it, as well as the bridge coming into LC from JP and if you look right infront of Hogwarts that has to be the Flying Unicorn.
Fully agree, what is in it though? I don't want them wasting space that could better be used for a e-ticket attraction, but I would love to be able to eat in the great hall. Although they could turn it into a whole experience with duels and such. It could also be rethemed throughout the year as per the books. Sorry, off on a tangent.I'd bet big on Hogwarts being in the plot of land between JP and FU.
Can anyone tell how they are theming the Flying Unicorn? Is there enough room for a Gringots coaster? Looking at the poster agian, is there a Gringots? Would be odd if they didn't include it. Could the Hogwarts express be a front for a motion sim ride? (Flying car?) Is Knockturn Alley under the owl?