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Old 01-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #676
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I'm very excited to hear that the Robocoaster Company will be working with Universal for the new Harry Potter attraction. I'm not a fan of Harry Potter but being able to ride something "new" and "exciting" will always tickle my fancy. I just hope that it is not a full simulator like The Simpson's Ride or a Motion Theater Ride like Soarin at EPCOT. I hope it will utilize Robocoaster's G3 Systems due to its actual "rollercoaster" elements.

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #677
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I know for a fact that it has scenes that it travels through, like Spiderman
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:44 PM   #678
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I know for a fact that it has scenes that it travels through, like Spiderman
Not really a potter fan but if they do something simular to spiderman with it then I will give it a try
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #679
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Arrives in Orlando This Spring
Newest Area at Universal's Islands of Adventure Is 'Magical'

Hogwarts castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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Are you wondering what to expect when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal's Islands of Adventure® this spring? The themed area will comprise 20 acres of the 100-acre park, so get prepared by making your reservation at one of your two Orlando resorts and brushing up on a few attraction factoids:


Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey within Hogwarts castle is a state-of-the-art attraction that brings the stories to life


Hogwarts Express will billow steam and whistle, signaling its arrival into Hogsmeade Station


Dragon Challenge is a twin high-speed roller coaster with elements from the Triwizard Tournament (formerly Dueling Dragons®)


Honeydukes is a sweet shop selling Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans


You can taste Butterbeer, pumpkin juice and traditional British fare at Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head pub


Zonko's joke shop will have Extendable Ears, Boxing Telescopes and Sneakosnopes


Owls roost and await their next delivery at The Owlery, while the Owl Post sends letters with a certified Hogsmeade postmark


The wand will choose the wizard at Ollivanders wand shop


Dervish and Banges will display the latest in magical instruments and equipment


Flight of the Hippogriff is a family coaster simulating a Hippogriff training flight (formerly The Flying Unicorn)


Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods is full of Ministry of Magic and magical creatures merchandise

"I thought that Timothy, our 4-year-old, would love to send a letter from the Owl Post so that he could see the official Hogsmeade postmark," said Starwood Vacation Owner Dennis Wong, who took an exclusive tour of the attraction in late 2009. "And 18-month-old Christopher couldn't take his eyes off of the Hogwarts Express train, which will greet guests as they enter Hogsmeade.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:28 PM   #680
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If it is even anything remotely like spiderman, it will be a must do ride for me. No doubt it will be spectacular whatever kind of ride it is. IMHO very few rides at IOA disappoint.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:15 PM   #681
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Ready4mouse I'm with you!

We haven't been to Universal in 3 years, so I was just happy to go this May whether or not HP was open. But the more I read and the more pictures I see are all adding it to the hype and making it necessary that HP be open. I can't wait!
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #682
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If you havent been, this is the year to go..Rockit and biggest of all, whatever replaces Fear Factor! Kidding.
Here is info on who the villain could be. Pretty in depth, and it has some info to back it up, so if you dont like spoilers, beware.
*should be fixed now.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:33 PM   #683
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If you havent been, this is the year to go..Rockit and biggest of all, whatever replaces Fear Factor! Kidding.
Here is a bit of information on who the bad guy COULD be. Pretty in depth, and it has some info to back it up, so if you dont like spoilers, beware.
Apparently someone else must have read that because I can't get the story to load. Perhaps it's just my computer.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #684
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Apparently someone else must have read that because I can't get the story to load. Perhaps it's just my computer.
It won't open for me also!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #685
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The story loads for me...I know there was one of the big snake heads from the Chamber of Secrets that showed up on one of the photos someone took a few months ago.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:52 PM   #686
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Double checked the link. Loads here too.
Yeah, thats where the deduction comes from I think. The snake heads, the reel of footage. The character in it....gotta be him. Be kind of weird if its not.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:05 PM   #687
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Guys, if you can't read it, head over to Orlando United. They've been discussing it there for a few days.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:07 AM   #688
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As the snow goes, movie wise, it wouldn't be Hogsmead without it. They could have gone without it for the uber HP geeks like myself that have read all the books. Either way, I think they have done an excellent job so far by the looks of the pictures.

I've said it once and I'll say it as many times as I can, I can't wait for it to open and for us to go! I will have to work extra hard and save every penny I can because I will want everything!

Hopefully the true open date will come soon and I can get details from those going before me. Prices, menus, pictures.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:23 AM   #689
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I'm with you Honeybee! I have been completely relying on everyone elses experience to help me plan our first trip to Universal and WDW this summer and the WWoHP is the only thing that I haven't been able to really plan yet.

I hope to hear lots of great tips before June!
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