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Old 03-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #1501
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We'll be there June 9 & 10. Guess we'll hope it is open. And if it isn't, I guess we'll go back next year. We've never been to US/IOA, so it will all be new to us no matter what.
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They tell us on Thursday, not tomorrow. (please don't hit me!)

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I thought it was today, just looked up from work and jumped over here to see the news, another day to wait! Don't worry I won't hit you.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:00 PM   #1503
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They better be open and fully functional before the 18th because we booked the Harry Potter package for June 14-16. We have reservations for breakfast at the Three Broomsticks on the 15th.

They will be fielding some MAJOR complaints from me if it isn't all open by then. This is not a cheap vacation and WWOHP is the only reason we booked.
They wouldn't be offering the packages if it wasn't open ...
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:03 PM   #1504
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We are checking into PBH on June 18th! It will be so cool to be there for the grand opening weekend!
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #1505
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They wouldn't be offering the packages if it wasn't open ...
Exactly - Universal is smarter than to start packages for such an anticipated area if they weren't 150% sure it would be open. The backlash would be ridiculous.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:08 PM   #1506
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They will be fielding some MAJOR complaints from me if it isn't all open by then. This is not a cheap vacation and WWOHP is the only reason we booked.
This is exactly why an opening date has not been announced yet. Too many things can delay construction. Tomorrow will be interesting.

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We'll be there June 9 & 10. Guess we'll hope it is open. And if it isn't, I guess we'll go back next year. We've never been to US/IOA, so it will all be new to us no matter what.
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One little tidbit...Expedition Everest was open for 2 months before their grand opening ceremony.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:17 PM   #1508
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They wouldn't be offering the packages if it wasn't open ...
The media site has the typical legal disclaimers to cover themselves, but you're right - Universal would get killed in the media and with the public if they are unable to deliver on the packages.

* Editors Note: The May 28 travel date was set to help consumers with vacation planning and does not represent the opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Universal has announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open in Spring 2010. Specific opening information will come as soon as it is available.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:28 PM   #1509
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Do any of you die hard Universal peeps know how long before the grand opening the Simpsons and Mummy rides were open? We are going to be at UO June 4-9th, and I am so excited to see the WWoHP. Where did someone see that the grand opening was going to be June 18? I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to know for sure. On pins and needles!
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:34 PM   #1510
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Do any of you die hard Universal peeps know how long before the grand opening the Simpsons and Mummy rides were open? We are going to be at UO June 4-9th, and I am so excited to see the WWoHP. Where did someone see that the grand opening was going to be June 18? I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to know for sure. On pins and needles!
Mummy was a month. Do not worry. Simpsons was several weeks.

The Grand Opening date was posted on the Universal Media Site and then that page was quickly taken down.

There may be several reasons for the June 18 Grand Opening ceremonies. Many big celebrities are supposed to attend. It needs to happen around their schedules. There are also many contests that are going on. There needs to be ample time for the winners to arrange transportation for the events.
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It looks like The Simpsons Ride was doing technical rehearsals about 3 weeks before the official grand opening:
http://attractionsmagazine.com/blog/...al-rehearsals/
Hopefully this is a good sign for WWoHP
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #1512
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Someone on the podcast page posted that Grand Opening Date was leaked as June 18th
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Someone on the podcast page posted that Opening Date was leaked as June 18th
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There may be several reasons for the June 18 Grand Opening ceremonies. Many big celebrities are supposed to attend. It needs to happen around their schedules. There are also many contests that are going on. There needs to be ample time for the winners to arrange transportation for the events.
Also, the logistics alone in planning this size of a media event need more time than any other ride opening probably in history. There has never been anything this highly anticipated, involving this many celebrities, contests, and other details that need to be worked out. It's not something they can pull together in a couple weeks with so many schedules involved, regardless of when the area is actually open for general operation.
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We'll be there June 9 & 10. Guess we'll hope it is open. And if it isn't, I guess we'll go back next year. We've never been to US/IOA, so it will all be new to us no matter what.
that's when we'll be there to! It's our 1st trip as well,we love movies and the kids love Nickelodeon,so we'll have fun regardless, but sure hoping it's open, we so love the Harry Potter movies!!
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