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Old 04-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Despicable Me opening question

Any chance Despicable Me will be doing soft openings the week of May 21st? I know the opening date says summer 2012 but was just wondering how it was progressing and how close it is to being finisdhed.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Any chance Despicable Me will be doing soft openings the week of May 21st? I know the opening date says summer 2012 but was just wondering how it was progressing and how close it is to being finisdhed.
Sure...there's always a chance. I haven't heard anything official as to an opening date but I personally think it will be open for Memorial Day weekend. That remains to be seen.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Sure...there's always a chance. I haven't heard anything official as to an opening date but I personally think it will be open for Memorial Day weekend. That remains to be seen.
I hope you are right...we will be there June 5-7. Do you know if it will be an Express Pass ride?
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I hope you are right...we will be there June 5-7. Do you know if it will be an Express Pass ride?
Not at first...like all new attractions, Express is not available so that as many people as possible can experience it.
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During soft opening/technical rehearsal, if it's working that day, it'w working. There is no Express during that timeframe. After the grand Opening, it probably will have Express (too soon to tell).
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #6
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How long after HP opened did they take till they instilled the express passes there?
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How long after HP opened did they take till they instilled the express passes there?
There are no express passes on Forbidden Journey or for Ollivanders.

The other two rides were already in existence before the HP area opened and so they have retained their express passes.
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I hope you are right...we will be there June 5-7. Do you know if it will be an Express Pass ride?
Depending on how the queue is set up, most likely yes.
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hmmmm.....interesting
Hoping it opens earlier than expected since we will be there May 21st
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Great photos and I look forward to seeing this attraction this July during my visit and I hope it's up and running by then.
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This picture just cracks me up!! I love the baby minion too!

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For most new rides, when they open for their Grand Opening, they have Express available. Only Rockit and Forbidden Journey did not open with Express access (ROTM and Simpsons did).
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This picture just cracks me up!! I love the baby minion too!

I saw that when I went to the parks yesterday. Hilarious! They were adding something when I passed, which might be the wait time stuff? :shrug:
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We're going next week and will just miss it this time.....that's just another reason to plan a return trip right?
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