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Old 07-13-2010, 10:09 PM   #3586
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I've been lurking on this thread trying to get as many pointers as I can for my upcoming trip.

Considering the length of the line consistently reported at Ollivanders, if someone wants to wait that long not once, not twice, but three times, they obviously want to get picked more than me and more power to 'em. They haven't done anything wrong OR selfish OR classless. They've waited their turn just like everyone else.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:47 AM   #3587
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I've been lurking on this thread trying to get as many pointers as I can for my upcoming trip.

Considering the length of the line consistently reported at Ollivanders, if someone wants to wait that long not once, not twice, but three times, they obviously want to get picked more than me and more power to 'em. They haven't done anything wrong OR selfish OR classless. They've waited their turn just like everyone else.
I agree. We won't be waiting but if we did we'd pass our chance to someone else if we got picked. Not our thing but the show looks cute.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:48 AM   #3588
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Don Pacho, your pics are great! I really appreciate people sharing so much.

It sounds like the lines are still awful which is a shame. I'd hoped that things would be sane by now.
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:05 AM   #3589
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For those who have already experienced the WWoHP, when would you say is the best time to go there and encounter the shortest lines (relatively speaking, of course)? We will be visiting Universal/IoA in the morning and are trying to decide on whether we should spend the first half of the day at Universal or IoA.

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Old 07-14-2010, 05:33 AM   #3590
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Amazed to announce that our first visit to WWOHP will be next Friday

We´ll have early entry and are looking forward to it since 2 YEARS

Heared a lot about MM and that she is hard to understand...
Does anyone know what she says? I guess there are more than 1 or 2 scenes, right?

Also, we will have a 2 park ticket for the day and will try to ride RRR. how is the wait time for that right now?
Does Harry take all the visitors? Or is there still a 60 or 90 min wait?

Can´t wait for my first Butterbeer too... (I heared that a Butterbomb isn´t possible any more, right?)
We will share a frozen and a regular. Have to try both
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:09 AM   #3591
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I agree. We won't be waiting but if we did we'd pass our chance to someone else if we got picked. Not our thing but the show looks cute.
I guess it's a matter of upbringing. It's a "didn't your momma teach you right?"
Is it about YOUR kid or are you magnanimous enough to think about more than just your own? Pat yourself on the back when you write a check to charity, but take a second prize, because you know the hint from the DIS board, and leave another kid in the dust. Not a very big person.

Somethings used to be understood, things like "no line jumping" or "be polite". I would like to teach my children that it's better to be unselfish than get. It's the content of the character.

And again, that being said, does anyone know how to get extra tickets for breakfast at the 3B if you are staying at the resort?
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #3592
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I guess it's a matter of upbringing. It's a "didn't your momma teach you right?"
Is it about YOUR kid or are you magnanimous enough to think about more than just your own? Pat yourself on the back when you write a check to charity, but take a second prize, because you know the hint from the DIS board, and leave another kid in the dust. Not a very big person.

Somethings used to be understood, things like "no line jumping" or "be polite". I would like to teach my children that it's better to be unselfish than get. It's the content of the character.

And again, that being said, does anyone know how to get extra tickets for breakfast at the 3B if you are staying at the resort?
Seriously? Sounds like sour grapes to me. Again, it's not wrong, immoral, classless, tacky, whatever name you want to call it for someone to get picked multiple times. If the person waits in the line politely just like everyone else, then they have just as much chance as anyone else. It's not a character flaw. Plus, if you don't get picked, there's nothing stopping you from standing in line again to try to get picked.
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Seriously? Sounds like sour grapes to me. Again, it's not wrong, immoral, classless, tacky, whatever name you want to call it for someone to get picked multiple times. If the person waits in the line politely just like everyone else, then they have just as much chance as anyone else. It's not a character flaw. Plus, if you don't get picked, there's nothing stopping you from standing in line again to try to get picked.
It's why the world is the way it is today. It's about ALL the kids, not just one. Most people coming there have a very limited time.
It's not classless to get picked multiple times, but is benevolent to pass the second pick to someone who hasn't gotten a chance. This a first grade lesson that we learn from an early age.
It's sour grapes until it's you. And that's the last I'm saying on this. I need the hints about the park.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:13 AM   #3594
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My comment looked odd. What I meant is that I see nothing wrong with people at Ollivanders hoping to get picked multiple times. It is nice to pass your chance onto someone else but it's not necessary and certainly not mean if you don't.

We would pass on it but mostly due to lack of interest and truthfully it would be nice to see someone else get a treat like this.
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It's why the world is the way it is today. It's about ALL the kids, not just one. Most people coming there have a very limited time.
It's not classless to get picked multiple times, but is benevolent to pass the second pick to someone who hasn't gotten a chance. This a first grade lesson that we learn from an early age.
It's sour grapes until it's you. And that's the last I'm saying on this. I need the hints about the park.
Then ALL the kids need to know that they may stand in line 50 times and never get picked and someone may get picked multiple times. This is a 1st grade lesson that kids need to learn also. It is benevolent to pass the opportunity and I admire someone who does it, but it's certainly not required and not a character flaw in the person who doesn't. You said you had 2 kids-are you going to stand in line twice so that both of your kids have a chance to get picked? Since you've posted your last on the subject, it's really a rhetorical question.

And it probably won't be me OR my kids when we go, and we'll be ok with it even if the person who got picked has been picked 50 times before. They've been warned of the odds and they're good with it.

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My comment looked odd. What I meant is that I see nothing wrong with people at Ollivanders hoping to get picked multiple times. It is nice to pass your chance onto someone else but it's not necessary and certainly not mean if you don't.

We would pass on it but mostly due to lack of interest and truthfully it would be nice to see someone else get a treat like this.
I understood what you meant and I agree completely with you! I would be tempted to do the same thing, especially if in the long line we got to chatting with people. I certainly wouldn't think badly of someone who didn't pass up the chance, though.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:51 AM   #3596
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I guess it's a matter of upbringing. It's a "didn't your momma teach you right?"
Is it about YOUR kid or are you magnanimous enough to think about more than just your own? Pat yourself on the back when you write a check to charity, but take a second prize, because you know the hint from the DIS board, and leave another kid in the dust. Not a very big person.

Somethings used to be understood, things like "no line jumping" or "be polite". I would like to teach my children that it's better to be unselfish than get. It's the content of the character.

And again, that being said, does anyone know how to get extra tickets for breakfast at the 3B if you are staying at the resort?
I assume then that you always hand your winning lottery tickets over to people who haven't won anything yet?

After all, that would be the "unselfish" thing to do.

The OP's kid in this debate is 10. He got what they perceived to be the "wrong" wand the first time he went through (it was for a different birthday than his own). So - knowing full well his chances of getting picked twice - he decided to try again. He waited in line just like everyone else. He was lucky enough to be the only child in his group, and he got picked. And this time he got the wand he wanted. Hurray!

I don't have any issues with this. I think the kid has learned that perseverance has its reward.

This kid is not "Veruca Salt", and it's not kind to call him that. As soon as a real "Veruca Salt" realized she had the wrong wand, she would have elbowed her way to the front of the line and demanded an immediate redo. Why should she have to wait in line again just because THEY got it wrong? They should make it right! Immediately! And there would be tantrums.

My children both want wands. A lot! They're teenagers, and as tall as adults. I've already warned them that they may have to return multiple times, try to get into groups where they're the youngest and/or least-homely, make eye contact with the shopkeeper, and do their darndest to out-cute the little kids.

Sometimes it works. My daughter took my advice and got picked for the Sorting Hat at the Harry Potter Traveling Exhibition recently. She beat out several younger kids, including some who really, really wanted to get picked and were quite sad when they didn't. We felt no guilt.

If I got picked I would pass the chance to one of my own children, but not to someone else's child. It's MY lottery ticket, after all.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:54 AM   #3597
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We are booked for the beginning of December. I'm I reading correctly that my room key for the Royal Pacific is not a Fastpass for FJ? How many other rides are like this?

Thanks in advance.
As far as I know, FJ and RRR are the only rides that don't have Express access.
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I agree that there is nothing wrong in being picked twice and accepting the honor. If someone is willing to stand in line and take a chance they have every right to accept the honor. For those who think they should have let another person be picked just elaborate a little. If a parent with 2 or more kids go and stand in line with each getting picked once should the parent say no one of my kids already got picked choose someone else? Also what is the time limit on the "proper " behavior of letting another be picked? Say if I or my daughter got picked one day should I pass on being picked next day, week, or year. I mean even if it has been a year or 5 years that would mean I or mine was already chosen so should I let another have a chance. Let's also apply that principle to fireworks or parade. Just because I have already viewed them once should I give up my perfect spot that I have waited for for over an hour to someone else because I have already viewed them previously.
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OK, this thread is veering waaay of. This isn't the time or the place to chastize anyone for being picked more than once.
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