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Old 03-18-2010, 04:58 AM   #1411
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On a different note: SPOILERS!!!!!

Ok, so I am a self proclaimed Slytherin and rather sneaky and unethical at times. So, when this person I know, who has something to do with Potterland, (and that's all I'll give away for their protection ), was having a private conversation about Forbidden Journey, I of course eavesdropped in on it. (Really, they should know better than to talk about these things in earshot of a die hard HP geek and Slytherin to boot ).

This person was talking about the pre viz they had seen of the new ride,(which lots of people have seen, Universal, so stop trying to figure out who it was! ) I overheard that we will NOT be going upside down, but we will feel as though we are flying at a 90 degree angle..... while trying to avoid being eaten! Also, at least once, we will link up to a large screen which will make us feel as though we are right there in the middle of the action during a Quidditch match!!!!! There was more, but I better keep that to myself until I know it's not going to give away anyone's identity.
That sounds SOO amazing!! Thanks for the underhanded eavesdropping I really wish I could go this year now
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:09 AM   #1412
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We went for a walkaround last night right before close and overheard a few mentions of Warner Brothers Executives and JK Rowling herself were going to show up an hour or so after the park closed yesterday. For a big walk-through and one more big chance for JK to comment and suggest anything else. Actor rehearsals are starting to bleed into the area itself too. It's getting really close.

They had effects going (including an owl we could see going in and out of one of the building towers) and an event setting up on the lower half of the Jurassic Park discovery center and outside it overlooking the lagoon. A new temporary gate has been put at the entrance to Hogsmeade from Lost Continent.

It seems Dueling Dragons will reopen during the peak of spring break, and may close down again briefly just after Easter to finally change to the Challenge, but that could get altered.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:36 AM   #1413
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I love these boards. I can't believe y'all have 95+ pages for a park that isn't even open yet

Lots of terrific pictures, comments and speculation and I've enjoyed trying to catch up.

We too are very excited about this park. We're not going until next year though, but will most definitely look forward to everyone's reports. Good luck to those going on opening day! Hope you get to see some famous faces!
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Vid link that's been posted on OU: http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22872873/index.html

So glad to see that Hipp ride is operational and that FJ has a wait time board now!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:54 AM   #1415
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I love these boards. I can't believe y'all have 95+ pages for a park that isn't even open yet

Lots of terrific pictures, comments and speculation and I've enjoyed trying to catch up.

We too are very excited about this park. We're not going until next year though, but will most definitely look forward to everyone's reports. Good luck to those going on opening day! Hope you get to see some famous faces!
you remember the "Itsnatazoo" with Animal Kingdom - I'm starting to feel that way with the WWoHP - "Itsnatapark" its "only" an additional island of IOA.

OK it's a significant addition for those who are nuts about HP, but hey ho - it's 3 rides - only one of which can be ridden by little ones and a few shops and restaurants with a load of theming and (probably) animatronics in between... Attractions to include "your" wand picking you -mmm great marketing strategy....., possibly the sorting hat - how to get folks to buy stuff from all the houses ... especially red/gold scarves in Florida at the height of summer

Don't get me wrong - I'm excited and am a big fan of HP, BUT people keep hyping this up as if it's a whole new holiday destination, and I'm sure it will lead to disappointment....

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Anyone else notice that all the buildings in Hogsmeade have snow on the roofs, but Hogwarts doesn't. How does that happen?

Thanks everyone for all the great updates. Now I'm really getting excited. October isn't coming fast enough.
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you remember the "Itsnatazoo" with Animal Kingdom - I'm starting to feel that way with the WWoHP - "Itsnatapark" its "only" an additional island of IOA.

OK it's a significant addition for those who are nuts about HP, but hey ho - it's 3 rides - only one of which can be ridden by little ones and a few shops and restaurants with a load of theming and (probably) animatronics in between... Attractions to include "your" wand picking you -mmm great marketing strategy....., possibly the sorting hat - how to get folks to buy stuff from all the houses ... especially red/gold scarves in Florida at the height of summer

Don't get me wrong - I'm excited and am a big fan of HP, BUT people keep hyping this up as if it's a whole new holiday destination, and I'm sure it will lead to disappointment....

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It sounds like a lot of websites are throwing out a bunch of misinformation. I read one the other day that said the Flying Hippogriff lets you soar above Hogwarts and that you can ride the train to Hogsmeade.

Mugglenet itself has put a bunch of info out there that isn't true. That is one huge downside to the internet. Anyone can put out there whatever they want. There is no way Universal can control this misinformation.
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With the opening of WWoHP right around the corner, I imagine rumours are going to run rampant all over the internet quoting "official" sources as to what you can expect. I doubt 99.999% of this information will be true so take what you read with a grain of salt.
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[QUOTE=damo;35880325] I read one the other day that said the Flying Hippogriff lets you soar above Hogwarts and that you can ride the train to Hogsmeade.
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Yeah, and that was from a News broadcast! Bad really
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imo, if you are a "Potterhead", you won't be disappointed.

That said, we are NOT Potterheads, but did watch our niece's Potter movies just so we could appreciate what Universal is building. I'm not going in with any heightened expectations...therefore, I can't be dissappointed.

Universal hasn't disappointed us yet...they do things VERY good

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Old 03-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #1422
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Ok, I was just checking my facebook account and i had signed up as a fan on the UO fan club and it had this video on its comments. The video is saying that March 25 is when they are going to release the date for the openning.

So, my question would be why if they are going to open in May, would they announce so early.... could they be openning sooner? Any thoughs?

Im leaving on the 28th, three day's after the announcement keeping my fingers crossed



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Woo Hoo!! Can't wait to find out when the grand opening is!!!
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So exciting!! roll on next thursday!!!
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