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Old 05-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #2206
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Here's a review.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/fea...e+Park+Rangers
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #2207
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I loved this part of the article...

"+ I was pleasantly surprised by the pricing on the items. It was in the usual theme park range. Sure, you could beat it at a retail outlet, but you’re not going to see this merch at your local Target. You’ll be able to pick up a Golden Snitch for $14.95, a Ravenclaw (baseball) hat for $21.95, striped school ties for $9.95, a Hedwig plush/puppet for $28.95 and a nice selection of Potter-based trading pins for between $9.95 and $12.99. Wands were marked as $24.95 but I heard there were some that are more expensive. The biggest ticket I noticed were Hogwarts robes for $99.95."

The prices seem pretty good to me and both me and Grandma are ready to spoil some kiddos....and adults. My Dad will be a sucker for some of these items!
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:34 AM   #2208
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Dont know how long they will enforce no photography but what is next no tweeting/ texting?
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Dont know how long they will enforce no photography but what is next no tweeting/ texting?
That does seem rather strange to not allow photography at a preview. I can't imagine they could enforce it after 6/18 though.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:13 PM   #2210
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Softs

I will be at IOA this Sat and Mon. Any chance of a soft opening for HP? If so, where will be the best place to check?

If I'm there and it is a soft opening I'll be sure to post here first!

Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #2211
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That does seem rather strange to not allow photography at a preview. I can't imagine they could enforce it after 6/18 though.
I don't think they will. I think it's all part of the big secret until GO.

That's my thot anyway...
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:05 PM   #2212
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I will be at IOA this Sat and Mon. Any chance of a soft opening for HP? If so, where will be the best place to check?

If I'm there and it is a soft opening I'll be sure to post here first!

Keeping my fingers crossed!
Who knows...soft openings just happen w/o notice. You just have to be in the right place at the right time.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:23 PM   #2213
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I don't think they will. I think it's all part of the big secret until GO.

That's my thot anyway...
It sure seems that way. I wonder if this is all JK Rowling's plan. It is very annoying.
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:28 PM   #2214
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It sure seems that way. I wonder if this is all JK Rowling's plan. It is very annoying.
I was wondering the same thing...if Rowling had something to do with this.
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Hi Everyone ~ we're not staying onsite (at Universal)... we'll be visiting for either 1 or 2 days to Universal and are most likely going to purchase the Express Plus Pass. Does anyone know if the attractions/rides in Harry Potter World will be a part of the Express Plus Pass??
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No one knows yet. We don't know if the hotel express will help either. As soon as we find out someone will post it in the FAQ section for Wizarding World.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #2217
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Hi Everyone ~ we're not staying onsite (at Universal)... we'll be visiting for either 1 or 2 days to Universal and are most likely going to purchase the Express Plus Pass. Does anyone know if the attractions/rides in Harry Potter World will be a part of the Express Plus Pass??
Depending on when you're going...I would wait until you arrive to purchase the EPs because they are non-refundable and date specific. You can purchase the EPs throughout both parks.
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I am so excited about the information on prices and what is available to purchase. This was a big anxiety for myself. I want to make sure we have enough money to buy what we really want and it sounds like we will be able to purchase suveniers for our family members.

I haven't been passing on the spoiler info to my children. I want them Excited and unsuspecting of the magical elements. If I couldn't chat here I might have spilled it all to them.

The kids want to dress up but I cannot find the Beautaux (not spelled right) costume anywhere for my youngest. My son wants to dress up as a death eatter but I explained it is usually against the "Law" at most amusement parks to wear a mask. He isn't a toddler. My eldest daughter just wants to wear a robe with the tie, white shirt and some shorts.

Then the discussion gets funny...they want ME to dress up! HA! I am fine in my regular summer attire and much to old to play dress up. I would feel funny about it. So I tell the children wearing all black or green velvet like McGonagall would wipe me out and we would have to retire much to early. They suggest I dress up in pretty pink like Umbridge!! I laugh and say all the kids in line will hate me or throw fireworks at me. Then my son says - You have dark hair like Bellatrix! You could Be Her! Me? One of the Evil bad guys?! Then I say that's just what we need, Mum getting beat to a pulp by hundreds of little Potter fans yelling "You KILLED Sirius Black!!" So Not going to happen.
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That's a good point...are costumes going to be allowed? I saw this on another board and no one knew the official answer.

I'm going to say no...Universal doesn't allow costumes but they MAY make exceptions for WWoHP.

Has anyone heard what the official answer is?
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Hi Everyone ~ we're not staying onsite (at Universal)... we'll be visiting for either 1 or 2 days to Universal and are most likely going to purchase the Express Plus Pass. Does anyone know if the attractions/rides in Harry Potter World will be a part of the Express Plus Pass??
If your staying onsite, you already have unlimited express plus, sthere is no need for you to buy seperate EP's.

No one knows exactly yet how EP will work with FJ or if it will even be accepted on FJ.
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