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Old 05-22-2010, 02:20 AM   #2326
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I'd like to know more specifics on items that are being sold. I know wands and candy and robes...but anything really cool!? I thought I read somewhere that they're selling a Quibbler? Or did I fall for another April Fool's joke again?
Reports from other sites have mentioned Quaffles, Bludgers, Snitches with moving wings and various life sized broom replicas that are all new products. Also, mention has been made in one report that Filches has all the Noble Collection items like the fancy chess boards, etc. I heard the Quibbler rumor as well, but no one has confirmed it that I have seen. Zonkos apparently has Pigmy Puffs (with feet and faces), Various Wheezes products like Puking Pastiles, etc. There are also new shirts, costumes, etc that are not available elsewhere. And of course Honeydukes has tons of candy in new packaging. Prices seem on par with what is charged on other HP sites like wbshop.com and Noble Collection.


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nodoubtrock: I heard about how only one or two people per group are getting to choose their wands so I asked employees about it and they confirmed that is how it will work for the public.
Yeah, I think it was inevitable due to crowds, and I'm sure the "show" will be fun regardless. It's still disappointing, but it is what it is. That's why I hope they'll have some sort of chart or poster up so we can see the different styles of wands for sale, with their "traits". You know, the wand can still choose you, even if the lights don't go all glowy, it's like a little voice in your head going "pick me" when you see the right wand.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:22 AM   #2327
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Did anyone else notice that when the camera panned round the FJ ride seat, the loading area looked huge?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:07 AM   #2328
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Gah, I want another frozen butterbeer now! So tasty!!!!


Everyone I know paid for the collectible/refillable stein.
Must have been something like $8.50 for mug and something like $4 for plastic cup. Beer is also served in a souveneir mug or plastic cup.
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I heard about how only one or two people per group are getting to choose their wands so I asked employees about it and they confirmed that is how it will work for the public.
They then get to test the wand in the store

big range in pricing--what happens if the $100 wand selects you? do you say that is ok i only want the $20 one?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:17 AM   #2330
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Does anyone know the prices to refill a refillable mug/stein? And I think that I can safely say that if a $100 wand chooses my son, we will go back another time and choose a different wand. Just not in our budget. Surely the Universal people wouldn't do that to kids- have an expensive wand choose them and then not be able to get it when the parents can't afford it!
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Zonkos apparently has Pigmy Puffs (with feet and faces), Various Wheezes products like Puking Pastiles, etc.
I bought a Pigmy Puff and a sneak-o-scope for my girls. As well as Ton Tongue toffee - which was delicious! Bertie Botts every flavor beans, Honeyduke's salt water taffy (also surprisingly good), and dark chocolate peppermint toads.
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We also posted some pictures and the video on our blog.

http://www.disunplugged.com/2010/05/...-harry-potter/
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:30 AM   #2333
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I'm frankly worried about the crowds. I wonder if they'll control entry to the area if it gets too crowded? I picture 100's of people milling around at rope drop.
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I'm frankly worried about the crowds. I wonder if they'll control entry to the area if it gets too crowded? I picture 100's of people milling around at rope drop.
I came over to IOA this morning and arrived at opening, hoping for a soft opening. When we got to the Potter stuff, about 25-50 of us gathered at one time. I imagine much more than hundreds of people trying to jam in at once when the section opens. I'm guessing it will be a stay out all night on line kind of situation to get in.
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I came over to IOA this morning and arrived at opening, hoping for a soft opening. When we got to the Potter stuff, about 25-50 of us gathered at one time. I imagine much more than hundreds of people trying to jam in at once when the section opens. I'm guessing it will be a stay out all night on line kind of situation to get in.
Stay out all night in line? Ugh. I'm hoping that things don't get totally out of control.
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Stay out all night in line?
At least until the park closes anyway.
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I don't know if it has been mentioned in this thread yet, but Dueling Dragons now has the WWOHP music playing throughout the ride. The music is specific to that ride, not the main Harry Potter theme. Security is very heavy throughout the walk to the ride to keep people from taking a sneak peak.
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I came over to IOA this morning and arrived at opening, hoping for a soft opening. When we got to the Potter stuff, about 25-50 of us gathered at one time. I imagine much more than hundreds of people trying to jam in at once when the section opens. I'm guessing it will be a stay out all night on line kind of situation to get in.

So did you get in? I am here in Orlando this week, but I am worried about showing up and not getting at least to shop. Any advice?
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I bought a Pigmy Puff and a sneak-o-scope for my girls. As well as Ton Tongue toffee - which was delicious! Bertie Botts every flavor beans, Honeyduke's salt water taffy (also surprisingly good), and dark chocolate peppermint toads.
Could you tell us how much they cost so we get an idea how much we need to bring.
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I heard about how only one or two people per group are getting to choose their wands so I asked employees about it and they confirmed that is how it will work for the public.
that's terribly disappointing--from all of the press thats been out up until now made it seem like it was an oppurtunity for all--now only one or two per group i undersatnd why because of time and crowds but then I think in the adverisement it should of stated something like "you may be the lucky one in which a wand will choose you" because eveyone in my family was super excited about this experience---i would even prefer they charge for the experience just to gurantee it.
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