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Old 05-16-2010, 06:03 AM   #2161
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I'm working extra days at work to pay for this trip, and I'm making sure we have enough to shop like crazy in the WWoHP. And eat at the Three Broomsticks. That Ellen show was a good teaser. I hope for all you AP holders that you also have a preview, maybe next week? We'll be there in a little over 2 weeks now, and I am sooooooo excited. We should be getting some new news on these boards soon- maybe even pictures
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:18 AM   #2162
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EMPLOYEE PREVIEWS!!!!!???? WHEN???? Finally!!! Are you sure?

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Ticket Distribution for Team Member Preview of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Begins Monday, May 17 - (HOT)
Team Member Preview dates and times will be communicated at Team Member Ticket Distribution.

Ticket Distribution Dates & Times

Monday, May 17

* Wardrobe: 7:00am – 5:00pm
* Exchange Dr.: 9:30am – 4:30pm
* CityWalk: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 18

* Wardrobe: 7:00am – 5:00pm
* Exchange Dr.: 9:30am – 4:30pm
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PLEASE NOTE: The Team Member Preview is for UO Team Members only and is not open to guests, third party team members, or concessionaires.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #2163
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I have just seen photos of some of the honeydukes sweets that are going to be on sale at WWOHP, on the Orlando United Harry Potter thread. Not sure if I'm allowed to link, so all I will say for now is.... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to be spending so much money on my next trip!!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #2164
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That's just for the distribution of the preview tickets...not the actual preview itself.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:41 PM   #2165
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Ok Don Pancho I think you maybe the best to answer my question or at least direct it to someone who could.
I bought tickets back in December (when they were only $99 for the week long pass). People keep posting things about if you bought your tickets before March something or other that you will be allowed access if there is a soft opening.
We would be excited yes if we were allowed on FJ, but what we really want is to be allowed into the shops and restaurant.
Do you know if this will be allowed for us?
We will be there June 7th and 8th. For the 8th we have Express Passes and for the 7th we will have a Guest Assistance Pass for our daughter.
Like I said we would be thrilled if FJ is open, but would REALLY like it if the shops were at least accessible to us.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:48 PM   #2166
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Ok Don Pancho I think you maybe the best to answer my question or at least direct it to someone who could.
I bought tickets back in December (when they were only $99 for the week long pass). People keep posting things about if you bought your tickets before March something or other that you will be allowed access if there is a soft opening.
We would be excited yes if we were allowed on FJ, but what we really want is to be allowed into the shops and restaurant.
Do you know if this will be allowed for us?
We will be there June 7th and 8th. For the 8th we have Express Passes and for the 7th we will have a Guest Assistance Pass for our daughter.
Like I said we would be thrilled if FJ is open, but would REALLY like it if the shops were at least accessible to us.
In order to enter WWoHP before the 6/18 grand opening, you had to have purchased a hotel package for WWoHP...it doesn't matter when you purchased your park tickets. If you didn't purchase one of the hotel packages, you will not be allowed into WWoHP prior to the grand opening.

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I hope for all you AP holders that you also have a preview, maybe next week?
Thanks but I think we are still a couple of weeks away from previews. The schedule that was posted is only for the ticket distribution...not the actual TM preview. Those dates have NOT been announced yet. But...we are getting close.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #2167
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Not even to the shops?
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:55 PM   #2168
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Looks like Universal did a great job with the Honeydukes stuff.. cannot wait to get some. Family and friends and placing their orders with me already!
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:56 PM   #2169
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Not even to the shops?
No...all of WWoHP is off limits except to those who purchased the hotel packages. Now...who knows if they will allow people in before 6/18? Something could change but as of now...it's a no go except for onsite guests. I'm waiting for some word on a Passholder preview but I think that's still weeks away. Personally...I think Universal is making a mistake by keeping everyone out except for hotel guests but that's their issue.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #2170
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I think what will happen is that packageholders will be let in until about 11 o'clock and then it will be softs for the rest of the park-goers. They are going to be wanting to sell as much merchandise as possible.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #2171
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I think a soft opening available to all guests is quite likely before Memorial Day weekend, from what I'm hearing. TM's are being told to arrive in costume this week already.
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I think a soft opening available to all guests is quite likely before Memorial Day weekend, from what I'm hearing. TM's are being told to arrive in costume this week already.
I'll make sure to keep my eye on emails and my mailbox this week. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #2173
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Over on orlandounited, they're talking about the TM previews to not include the new ride, the Forbidden Journey. Making me nervous!
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I think what will happen is that packageholders will be let in until about 11 o'clock and then it will be softs for the rest of the park-goers. They are going to be wanting to sell as much merchandise as possible.
I sure hope so. Being there June 7-8th we REALLY want to get some merchandise and maybe at least ride Dragons.
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this is getting sooo exciting - I cant belive how good everything looks! Im sure there will be a lot of honeydukes items in my luggage to take home!!!! Im keen to know about the annual passholders "potential" events - when they do these events how, close are they normally to the offical opening?? We fly out on the 4th June so fingers crossed it will be after that date
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