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Old 02-02-2010, 10:10 AM   #841
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I can't wait to go! Leaving on Nov. 1st!!!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:28 AM   #842
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HP is looking great!

We have plans for a visit next year and I am really looking forward to it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #843
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If it's not open when we go in May....we have to wait till Oct.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #844
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Me to. We already booked for October. Play it safe and let the crowds die down just a bit.

Love all the pics, I'm ready to go today.
DITTO here!!! We were at US/IOA Oct. '08 & they had the future WWHP section/area boarded off, with only signs up saying coming 2010, so we've been very anxiouslly awaiting this.

We just love Florida in October; little to no rain & still plenty warm to swim, etc. AND, very low crowds plus our kid's are out for Fall break so it's just perfect for us.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:19 AM   #845
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Just heard a rumour of soft openings mid March. Just a RUMOUR though!!! (over on Orlando United if you'd like to check it out youself)
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:36 PM   #846
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Just heard a rumour of soft openings mid March. Just a RUMOUR though!!! (over on Orlando United if you'd like to check it out youself)
Yay! We're not going until July, but I can't wait to start hearing reports and seeing pictures from people who go before we do!
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #847
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Hoping for end of May - maybe Oct

JackandSally79 - We may have to wait til October also if HP doesn't open by Memorial Day weekend. That would be a bummer because we are so psyched for our May vacation. We were saving WDW for October but may have to switch around our plans if HP doesn't open by the end of May. Keeping our fingers crossed though!
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:17 PM   #848
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While I agree that the chances that we'll get to walk around in the courtyard are low I do find this interesting:

Mookie posted this picture a while ago, about a mysterious something in the courtyard:



Which I think we can all agree turned into the archway:



Also, in this fairly recent picture it looks like there's scaffolding or something in the courtyard. Leaving scaffolding up like that only makes sense to me if you can access it without cranes and cherry pickers, meaning that you can access the courtyard from the show building.


I just think its a lot of detail towards something that you'll never be able to see from the ground.


What do you think? Why else would they theme the inside walls of the courtyard?

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #849
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Are we definitely sure we arent going through the courtyard at all? Hmmmmm....
Anyway, more pictures over here.
Any day now its going to be next to impossible to take pics of anything new because all the outer work will be done.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #850
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Are we definitely sure we arent going through the courtyard at all? Hmmmmm....
Anyway, more pictures over here.
Any day now its going to be next to impossible to take pics of anything new because all the outer work will be done.
I honestly don't think it is possible. And it really seems way too small.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:31 AM   #853
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I just saw a Video on Today show about a a Classroom contest for a visit to HP opening. She stated " May" will be a special time for some lucky classroom.
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Thanks for armstrong80 for the link!

Ok, now I am really hoping for a "soft" opening over our spring break trip!! I'd be so happy to just walk through Hogsmeade and try some butterbeer!

From a business point of view, it would be very smart to grab some of the spring break revenue by opening up the gift shops and give us a tease to return this summer!

I'm thinking the grand opening would coincide with next release H.P. movie which of course is May. So I am not hoping for the full Universal Harry Potter experience, but just a little would be so AWESOME!!
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Thanks for armstrong80 for the link!

Ok, now I am really hoping for a "soft" opening over our spring break trip!! I'd be so happy to just walk through Hogsmeade and try some butterbeer!

From a business point of view, it would be very smart to grab some of the spring break revenue by opening up the gift shops and give us a tease to return this summer!

I'm thinking the grand opening would coincide with next release H.P. movie which of course is May. So I am not hoping for the full Universal Harry Potter experience, but just a little would be so AWESOME!!
I didn't think the next movie, Part A was scheduled until November???
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