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Old 01-22-2010, 05:43 AM   #91
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DH and I NEVER go to Universal but we are so excited to go to Harry Potter. BUT there is no way we are going on our trip this summer! Has anyone mentioned the fact that everyone and their mother wil most likely be there, especially in the first few months? It's not going to be crowded...it's going to be a MADHOUSE!!! I just don't think it'll be worth it, in my opinion. Not yet, anyway.

BUT I bet people who are visiting the REST of Universal Studios will have empty parks!
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:35 AM   #92
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We are planning on going over there in September during our adult only trip. It will be our first time at IoA. We've never gone b/c our kids are so little it was just easier to stay at WDW.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:37 AM   #93
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Going in October-RPR-can't wait!Actual hotel with real restaurants.Harry here we come!
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:05 AM   #94
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We are going in December. It's one of the reasons we are going!!! My family can't wait to see the HP theme park. We are really excited about Ollivander's!We are staying at Disney and Taking one day to go over to IoA, just to see Harry Potter!
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:12 AM   #95
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Some people just don't like Harry Potter. I wasn't going to read any of them until I had to read the 1st one for a children's literature class. I honestly went into it with an open mind and could barely finish it. I just don't like fantasy books, the fact that it's Harry Potter isn't going to make me like a genre I don't enjoy reading. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but I'd hardly consider that hating on people who are excited.

I get a LOT of crap from people for being a children's librarian who does not enjoy Harry Potter It's just not for everyone, although I do love what it has done in getting children to read
Agreed. It is not my genre either. I don't think it makes me a hater. I love country music and others don't. I don't consider them haters for it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:26 AM   #96
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Been to WDW nine times and never been to Universal...usually go for 7-11 days. This summer our trip of 10 days will include 4 nights at the Royal Pacific Resort and we will be there for WWoHP!
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:49 AM   #97
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Absolutely. We even bought our tickets already. We will most likely get there in late 2010.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:11 AM   #98
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Absolutely!! For us, Universal is always a part of our "Disney" vacation! I have never been to one without the other. Usually it is just two days, but this last trip, DH and I spent 7 days in Disney parks and 3 in Universal. We stayed at Bonnet Creek, so we were able to spread our Universal days out through the week. Next time we go back (which may not be for a few years), we'll probably do the same thing and spend 3 days at Universal. This past trip, we found we didn't really need 3 days to see & do everything we wanted, but with HP opening, we may need/want the extra time to explore. We are both big Universal & Harry Potter fans, so this is just another reason why our "Disney vacations" are so exciting!

I'm kind of surprised by how many people are hating on Universal/IoA. If you love thrill rides, you are missing out. If you love great theming, you are missing out. Yes, it's Disney's competition, but really...loving one doesn't mean you have to hate the other! And more often than not, people who choose to visit both parks during their vacations are still going to spend a bulk of their time & money at Disney compared to Universal.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:22 AM   #99
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DS and I like Universal, DW does not.

We try and go one day during our Disney trip but not excited at all about 1 new ride for HP.

I was expecting at least 3 new rides since they are putting so much money into HP.

We will ride it like all the other rides they have, I am hoping it will be good but for what they spent it should be the greatest ride of all time.
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for those who've been....

Hey we always go to disney..never paid attention to US/IoA because our kids were too short to ride anything...but we are planning to go see Harry Potter World. SO My question is any tips?? Places to stay-- Nick hotel? Royal Palm Resort? Best tix to buy for a 1-2 day stay? Any input would be appreciated. I am not familiar with US or that area. I am very excited!! We are going to Disney in Aug so we will take 1 or 2 days to go take a look. Don't know when we will be in FL again and I don't want to wait 5+ years b4 I go. I just hope ther is enough for my 5 and 2.5 year old to do Maybe we'll just do 1 day there and do sea world the other day?..what do you guys think?
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:28 AM   #101
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was at IOA yesterday and all looking great
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:29 AM   #102
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I'm planning on going, I am not a huge HP fan, but I do want to see how Universal is doing for themselves.
When I was younger, US was apart of my Disney vacation. But, as I have grown to love Disney a bit more, Universal has gone down one on my list. We did go 3 years ago, and it was great. IoA was tons of fun, and I enjoyed it because I was in that stage where kiddie rides were so not cool. But, if I want a vacation that will truly make me cry and laugh and make me feel like a kid inside, it's Disney all the way.
But, from the pictures that I have seen, I think that WWoHP will help boost up US's reputation of theming. US/IoA is known for their thrill rides, not their "WOW" factor. But, I'm not hating on US lovers, it's just that I know there is better. US was never really a competition in my mind. It's just like Six Flags, it's an amusement park... not a magical getaway.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #103
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wish we were...

I am dying to go check it out. Until the kiddos came along Dh & I would take a few mini trips to IoA each year-we are both coaster junkies. That being said I just can't justify the ticket cost since my boys are too short to ride most of the rides there, same reason we haven't gone to sixflags with them yet-what is the point if you can't ride..


But for those who are going-have fun!!
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #104
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DH and I NEVER go to Universal but we are so excited to go to Harry Potter. BUT there is no way we are going on our trip this summer! Has anyone mentioned the fact that everyone and their mother wil most likely be there, especially in the first few months? It's not going to be crowded...it's going to be a MADHOUSE!!! I just don't think it'll be worth it, in my opinion. Not yet, anyway.

BUT I bet people who are visiting the REST of Universal Studios will have empty parks!
I've been mulling over possible crowd levels and I expect IOA to be a complete madhouse. Those who visit to see HP will probably go ahead and see the rest of the park since they paid for it. I'm undecided about the Studios and since it's my favorite park...
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I'm planning on going, I am not a huge HP fan, but I do want to see how Universal is doing for themselves.
When I was younger, US was apart of my Disney vacation. But, as I have grown to love Disney a bit more, Universal has gone down one on my list. We did go 3 years ago, and it was great. IoA was tons of fun, and I enjoyed it because I was in that stage where kiddie rides were so not cool. But, if I want a vacation that will truly make me cry and laugh and make me feel like a kid inside, it's Disney all the way.
But, from the pictures that I have seen, I think that WWoHP will help boost up US's reputation of theming. US/IoA is known for their thrill rides, not their "WOW" factor. But, I'm not hating on US lovers, it's just that I know there is better. US was never really a competition in my mind. It's just like Six Flags, it's an amusement park... not a magical getaway.
I was with you even if I didn't agree until you compared Universal to Six Flags. Um, no.
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