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Old 08-09-2009, 09:46 AM   #136
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After poking around elsewhere on the net, I am now wondering about the basis for the Dec. 1 phased opening conjecture... The US Wizarding World of HP site simply lists "2010" as an opening date and the Jim Hill Media article about a Phase One opening was was posted in early 2008.

I can't think of place I'd rather visit to get into the holiday spirit than Hogsmeade. I am sure hoping that the attraction's partially open this December (I was really looking forward to a draft butter-beer at the Three Broomsticks) but right now, I'm thinking maybe not. Can anybody provide a recent citation that speaks to a phased opening?
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I really hope this is open when i go next summer. The robo-coster that might be there looks so interesting
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"Over budget and behind schedule is accurate however. Not as much as is being reported to some though"

Oh, this doesn't sound good at all. It's already way behind the original schedule, and if this refers to the early spring 2010, then are we looking at fall of 2010 or later?

I am trying to plan a trip just to see this, and had planned on Sept of 2010. The kids will be in school, but the first month is such a waste, as it is basically spent reviewing everything from the previous year. So I thought this would be a perfect time to go. The kids won't miss much, and it won't be a real busy time of year for the parks, we plan on heading over to WDW while there as well.
I wish there were a firmer opening date.
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"Over budget and behind schedule is accurate however. Not as much as is being reported to some though"

Oh, this doesn't sound good at all. It's already way behind the original schedule, and if this refers to the early spring 2010, then are we looking at fall of 2010 or later?

I am trying to plan a trip just to see this, and had planned on Sept of 2010. The kids will be in school, but the first month is such a waste, as it is basically spent reviewing everything from the previous year. So I thought this would be a perfect time to go. The kids won't miss much, and it won't be a real busy time of year for the parks, we plan on heading over to WDW while there as well.
I wish there were a firmer opening date.
I think that the contract states it must be up and running by June 2010.
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I think that the contract states it must be up and running by June 2010.
What contract would that be?
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wow those pics of the ride and the atari simulations are AWESOME. I am still hopeful for a soft opening in December as I will be there in Jan. Now I really must go back for the HP full deal. Thank you all so much for all of the intel. It makes it all so much more exciting!
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What contract would that be?
I believe it is Universal's licensing contract with Warner. A filing made with the SEC in August 2007 stipulated that the park will open to the public sometime between December 15, 2009 and June 30, 2010
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I believe it is Universal's licensing contract with Warner. A filing made with the SEC in August 2007 stipulated that the park will open to the public sometime between December 15, 2009 and June 30, 2010
Thanks Damo! I really wish Universal would come out with a date. I'm planning my trip for the beginning of June, but if HP is not ready until the end of June...I would hate to do it, but I would delay my trip. Don't want to miss HP!!!
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Things that make you go HMMMMMM - I just noticed this with the AP Blockout Dates. In 2009 Power Blockout Dates was June 28 - July 5. For 2010 the Power Blockout Dates is the WHOLE month of JULY. Hmmmm, is this perhaps a clue?
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Things that make you go HMMMMMM - I just noticed this with the AP Blockout Dates. In 2009 Power Blockout Dates was June 28 - July 5. For 2010 the Power Blockout Dates is the WHOLE month of JULY. Hmmmm, is this perhaps a clue?
Maybe but that's not uncommon for blackout dates in the summer. A couple of years ago they did that with the Power Pass so it's not necessarily connected to HP.
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wow those pics of the ride and the atari simulations are AWESOME. !
I wouldnt wet your kecks just yet because they are just made up guestimates by joe blogs and may bear no resemblance to the ride.
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I wouldnt wet your kecks just yet because they are just made up guestimates by joe blogs and may bear no resemblance to the ride.
Gives me something to do January is a long way away.
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New update over at Brian Orndorf: http://www.brianorndorf.com/2009/08/...ate-81209.html
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