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Old 08-29-2009, 09:25 AM   #196
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I am really hoping for the area to be open and just the hippogriff ride as it is my kids fav ride in ioa. Can't imagine that they will just let that ride sit to wait for the whole WWHP to open.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:36 AM   #198
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- Likewise, listed under the same category are “Flight of the Hippogriff” and “Dragon Challenge,” which are likely going to be the new names for the existing Flying Unicorn and Dueling Dragons rides.
I hope they don't change the name of Dueling Dragons to Dragon Challenge...it just sounds, well cheesy then if they're re-theming it the name might fit more (Not that they'll retheme it so it's cheesy but the name will be less haha).
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:27 AM   #199
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oh now i have a dilemma regarding tix!!! booked hotel for Aug next yr was gonna wait & see if they bring in any offers including tix in the future - but now i'm wondering if i should get them now??!!??
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oh now i have a dilemma regarding tix!!! booked hotel for Aug next yr was gonna wait & see if they bring in any offers including tix in the future - but now i'm wondering if i should get them now??!!??
I don't think Universal will be offering ticket incentives. Prices will most likely go up.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:04 AM   #201
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HP is gearing up to be a disappointment for me, unfortunately, I can't believe that they are going to re-name DD and the Flying Unicorn to give it HP themes. That is just kind of lame to me. I think they should have just added new attractions, and not messed with the Lost Continent area at all.

Also, if the FU and DD are going to be the main attractions at HP, that is kind of like saying, hey honey I bought you a new car, come look. Wait honey, that looks like my same old Dodge Pacer from 1977, no see I painted it and put a new name on the side, called Ferrari F-50, see its new and exciting now.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:30 AM   #202
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I don't think Universal will be offering ticket incentives. Prices will most likely go up.
That's what I thought too so I just bought by tickets on Sunday for our trip next July.

BTW, the 7 day 2 park ticket for $99.99 - Universal said that I have to start my 7 days within a year from the time I bought it. It's not anywhere on their website or on my confirmation, but was verbally told to my TA. Can anyone confirm this?
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That's what I thought too so I just bought by tickets on Sunday for our trip next July.

BTW, the 7 day 2 park ticket for $99.99 - Universal said that I have to start my 7 days within a year from the time I bought it. It's not anywhere on their website or on my confirmation, but was verbally told to my TA. Can anyone confirm this?
I've never heard that before unless it is some special kind of ticket that your TA got. Tickets purchased through the website are good indefinitely so you would think yours was too. I would call Universal directly and ask them.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #204
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Universal seems to be pretty good about honoring tickets. We used some YEARS ago, like in 1997 in LA, and I do believe they clearly said on the tickets that they were expired (past the used by date), but in the main ticket booth thing, they exchanged them for us for new ones.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:34 PM   #205
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That's what I thought too so I just bought by tickets on Sunday for our trip next July.

BTW, the 7 day 2 park ticket for $99.99 - Universal said that I have to start my 7 days within a year from the time I bought it. It's not anywhere on their website or on my confirmation, but was verbally told to my TA. Can anyone confirm this?
I bought the ones that are $99 too. My tickets do not have an expiration date and it said good 6 days from first use.
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On May 31, 2007, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. announced that "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," a Harry Potter theme park, will open at Universal Orlando Resort in late 2009 or early 2010. The park will be located at Universal's Islands of Adventures theme park. At the time, they announced that "the fully immersive, themed land will enable guests to visit some of the most iconic locations found in the books and the films, including the village of Hogsmeade, the mysterious Forbidden Forest, and even Hogwarts castle itself."

Author JK Rowling said, "The plans I've seen look incredibly exciting, and I don't think fans of the books or films will be disappointed." The park will "feature immersive rides and interactive attractions, as well as experiential shops and restaurants that will enable guests to sample fare from the wizarding world's best known establishments. Also debuting will be a state-of-the-art attraction that will bring the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter to life in an exciting way that guests have never before experienced."

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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Old 09-02-2009, 12:52 PM   #208
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I am beginning to research at trip for summer 2011. If I buy the two park/7 day tickets that are currently on sale for $99.99, will these get me into the Harry Potter portion of the park? Or is it going to be a separate park which will require a separate ticket? Hope this question makes sense and forgive my ignorance. I will be excited to visit Universal Orlando for the first time.

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #209
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I am beginning to research at trip for summer 2011. If I buy the two park/7 day tickets that are currently on sale for $99.99, will these get me into the Harry Potter portion of the park? Or is it going to be a separate park which will require a separate ticket? Hope this question makes sense and forgive my ignorance. I will be excited to visit Universal Orlando for the first time.

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I am beginning to research at trip for summer 2011. If I buy the two park/7 day tickets that are currently on sale for $99.99, will these get me into the Harry Potter portion of the park? Or is it going to be a separate park which will require a separate ticket? Hope this question makes sense and forgive my ignorance. I will be excited to visit Universal Orlando for the first time.

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WWoHP will be part of IOA so you would not need a separate ticket.
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