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Old 02-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #961
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Is breakfast at the Three Broomsticks for everyone now, or still just for special packages? (We won't be at a Universal hotel, we've got two weeks, so we'll be enjoying a villa.)
I believe anyone can have breakfast there but they will only take reservations if you have a package. Otherwise you'll have to wait.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #962
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Sorry if this has been already asked, it's hard to look for the answer over 65 pages, with no search engine

I'm not a HP films fan, just saw the first two. But I always like to see new rides with a previous "knowledge of the facts", or knowing better the story, I mean to enjoy a bit more the ride recognizing characters, scenes, etc.

So my questions are: Is it recommendable to see any Harry Potter movie before the ride? And what movies are most related to the ride (and you recommend to watch)? Or it doesn't matter at all?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:21 PM   #963
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Watch the movies up to "Goblet of Fire" - the 4th movie. That should get you up to everything you're likely to see in the current WWoHP - dueling dragons, all the stuff in Forbidden Journey, Butterbeer, etc.

It's not THAT big a deal though. There's nothing so esoteric about the Harry Potter universe that you'll be puzzled by it if you weren't previously exposed to it. My wife hadn't read any of the books, and hadn't seen any of the movies since the first one (and that 10 years before we visited), and she still loved it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #964
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Sorry if this has been already asked, it's hard to look for the answer over 65 pages, with no search engine

I'm not a HP films fan, just saw the first two. But I always like to see new rides with a previous "knowledge of the facts", or knowing better the story, I mean to enjoy a bit more the ride recognizing characters, scenes, etc.

So my questions are: Is it recommendable to see any Harry Potter movie before the ride? And what movies are most related to the ride (and you recommend to watch)? Or it doesn't matter at all?
Like the person above me mentioned, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire would cover the rides and general atmosphere for the most part. I'd also recommend Prisoner of Azkaban or Order of the Phoenix, but more PoA than OotP since the latter focuses more on plot in the movie and the darker side outside Hogwarts than inside, which is what you'll want to know prior to the park.

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Has anyone heard rumors of IoA tearing down some of their current workings around the HP Park to make way for new rides? I've been reading around, and apparently there's some paperwork on two new rides they're drafting for the HP Park, but nothing is solid... yet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #965
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All I can say is that I hope that rumor is true. But it seems like some of the people on the DIS who are there frequently would have mentioned that....

One can always hope....
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:33 AM   #966
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Has the Three Broomsticks breakfast been discontinued? I do not see anything about it online anymore, or as an offering when doing a package at Universal hotel.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #967
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Has the Three Broomsticks breakfast been discontinued? I do not see anything about it online anymore, or as an offering when doing a package at Universal hotel.
It is still there right beside Harry's picture... https://www.universalorlando.com/Vac...-Packages.aspx
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #968
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Has anyone heard rumors of IoA tearing down some of their current workings around the HP Park to make way for new rides? I've been reading around, and apparently there's some paperwork on two new rides they're drafting for the HP Park, but nothing is solid... yet.
I think you might be confused about the new rides. There are new HP rides being built at Universal Studios where Jaws used to be. There is also a new HP Express station being build at IOA. Nothing was torn down other than a few small buildings in the Lost Continent.
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It is still there right beside Harry's picture... https://www.universalorlando.com/Vac...-Packages.aspx
Thank you! I could not find that page! Glad it's still being offered.

Are you able to tack this on to an already existing reservation, or do you have to specifically book it with your package?
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Thank you! I could not find that page! Glad it's still being offered.

Are you able to tack this on to an already existing reservation, or do you have to specifically book it with your package?
Are you staying onsite? If so, just go to the concierge and they will make a reservation for you....no special package needed.
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Are you staying onsite? If so, just go to the concierge and they will make a reservation for you....no special package needed.
Yes - that's great to hear. I thought it was possible, pending availability of course, but wasn't finding any solid details!

Thank you again!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #972
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Yes - that's great to hear. I thought it was possible, pending availability of course, but wasn't finding any solid details!

Thank you again!
It isn't something they advertise. Package purchasers get first crack at reservations and then onsite get second crack and regular park goers get last crack. You are only guaranteed a reservation if you purchase a package.
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So I'm still not clear on this breakfast thing...we will not be staying onsite, but are planning on being there for rope drop (the general rope drop for the great unwashed like us ) Can we walk into the Three Broomsticks and have brekkie? Is it a la carte like lunch?
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So I'm still not clear on this breakfast thing...we will not be staying onsite, but are planning on being there for rope drop (the general rope drop for the great unwashed like us ) Can we walk into the Three Broomsticks and have brekkie? Is it a la carte like lunch?
You may or may not be able to have brekkie depending on whether the restaurant is already booked with reservations. It is the same set up as lunch.
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Thanks Damo. Do you (or anyone else!) know when breakfast service ends?
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