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Old 01-21-2010, 02:45 PM   #31
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For sure we plan on seeing it. We love HP, but that will not change the amount of days I want to spend at Disney. We usually do Universal/Islands of Adventure at least one day of our trips.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #32
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I'm curious:

For those of you who usually stay on-site at WDW and do not normally venture off property, how many of you plan to spend a day at Universal on your next vacation to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?

It will be interesting to see what impact (if any) it has on Central Florida theme park attendance and if it impacts WDW in any way.
I have never been to universal and the harry potter world is not going to make me any more likely to go there. I'm a fan of the books and movies but I just don't have the intrest in universal. The Simpsons Ride is actually the only thing I really want to do there!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #33
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We will be at WDW Nov 28 - Dec 4 and we will go one day to Universal to see Harry Potter. Right now it looks like more shopping than anything else, but it really looks cool. There seems to be 1 attraction in the castle that looks good. The other 2 rides are roller coasters, which I don't care for. Hopefully they will build more rides.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:53 PM   #34
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If it is open in April when I'm down in Disney, I'm going to spend a day at Universal to see Harry Potter. I'm just as big of an HP fan as I am a Disney fan!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #35
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definitely a Harry Potter 2011. I love Harry and will stay at Universal hotels to take advantage of the front of line deal.
Now I hear LegoLand will be opening in central Florida in 2011. Looks like we might have to skip on the mouse .....
Legoland and Harry Potter could never keep me from disney

(im guessing you were joking!?!)
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #36
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We've been twice to Disney right in a row and we've decided to wait about 4-5 years to go again and do a really big trip for 2 wks and do Disney, Universal and Seaworld. The kids will be at the age where we can do so much more as well. That way the new Fantasyland expansion will be done and Harry Potter will have been open for awhile.

I'll need 4-5 yrs to save for that trip! LOL
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:59 PM   #37
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Typically I never leave property and I haven't been to Universal/IOA in about 7 years or maybe more. I won't be leaving WDW property when the HP attraction opens either, but then again I'm not a HP fan
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I just read that yes, Legoland is coming to central Florida too!!! This doesn't intrest me at all though

I also read that Universal is planning on building a castle that will be more ionic the Cinderella's castle in the MK Is that even possible?
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Nope. I am a huge Harry Potter fan but won't waste any of my Disney time to go see the attractions for at least a few years, if then. When I'm in the Orlando area is all Disney all the time, that other place doesn't even exist to me.
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I just read that yes, Legoland is coming to central Florida too!!! This doesn't intrest me at all though

I also read that Universal is planning on building a castle that will be more ionic the Cinderella's castle in the MK Is that even possible?
I doubt they expect it to be more iconic, but it's definitely much, much bigger.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #41
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I always visit Universal a few times during my stay. I won't go out of my way to visit the new land though.
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I always used to stay on Disney property the whole time we were in Orlando for each trip - we rarely ventured off premises at all. In the last year or two we've started spending more and more time elsewhere in central Florida, and I hadn't realized just how much we were missing. I definitely plan to visit Universal more often once Harry Potter opens. We went for the first time (primarily for Halloween Horror Nights) a few months ago and it was exciting to see Hogwarts and Hogsmeade taking shape. The attention to detail (in the areas already visible) is impressive. We're getting Universal and Seaworld APs this spring and we are really excited about going to the Harry Potter area when it finally opens.

ETA - Hogwarts castle is already visible from I-4, and it looks great. Very iconic. I doubt that little girls are going to be more excited about it than about Cinderella's castle, but other demographics might be.
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I am thinking of checking it out when it opens... It looks really interesting and once I see what it is all about I can recommend it to friends and family....
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #44
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Not a big HP fan but our work is always offering really cheap Universal tickets so I may get to explore it eventually. Usually the only time I'm ever willing to pay money to enter Universal is during HHN, which is incredible.

Also, the Legoland conversion is in my county, and no one around here is particularly excited about it. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly a Legoland entails...is it really just like a big walking exhibit of structures built out of Legos? Nothing else?
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Not a big HP fan but our work is always offering really cheap Universal tickets so I may get to explore it eventually. Usually the only time I'm ever willing to pay money to enter Universal is during HHN, which is incredible.

Also, the Legoland conversion is in my county, and no one around here is particularly excited about it. I'm still trying to figure out what exactly a Legoland entails...is it really just like a big walking exhibit of structures built out of Legos? Nothing else?
Legoland actually features some rides and rollar coasters.


However big the Harry Potter castle is going to be, it will never be as iconoic as Cinderella's castle. Cinderella's Castle has already been around almost 40 years and it's such an universal symbol for disney.
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