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Old 05-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #2836
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I have an off topic question here, but when I go in September, the park opens at 9am. My question is, do they open the front gate at 9am or do they open earlier and let you into Port of Entry? If so, what time do they let you in and where is the rest of the park roped off?

Again, just working on logistics....I'm a planner and leave nothing to chance.
They start letting you in 20-30 minutes before opening and rope the crowd off just before you exit underneath the 2nd bridge in the Port of Entry.
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:41 PM   #2837
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Haha I was just coming here to post that

dang were a helpful bunch
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:44 PM   #2838
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Haha I was just coming here to post that

dang were a helpful bunch
Indeed they are, and thank you all.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #2839
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Now I wonder if they have the gryffindor tshirt Emma wears in the half-blood prince

The only thing I ever saw online was an extra who sold there's for like 300 pound which I think is even more in dollars. Must have been exclusive
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:05 PM   #2840
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Here's a picture of it in Filch's courtesy of Felipe from Orlando United (edited with a better pic!!):


I'm coming back broke from Orlando in Decemeber. Better start saving up...
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:07 PM   #2841
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For clarification All I am trying to say is that after the early entry hour package holders will get after GO, the place will be ridiculously crowded. I was there for over three hours and I rode all of the rides. I think I am better off and I am pleased with the whole experience.
Concur.
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I've heard it described by some as, about the size of a garden shed...

Still a garden shed I'd like to visit, though.
OUCH! (DL fan here.)
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:15 PM   #2843
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I'm coming back broke from Orlando in Decemeber. Better start saving up...
Some more great pictures of merch from Filch's here: http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...%2005-29-2010/

There's some really neat stuff!
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Yeah I think we're all coming back broke....oh well, I'll make more, that is, if I get the printing press fixed.
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I've heard it described by some as, about the size of a garden shed...

Still a garden shed I'd like to visit, though.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:19 PM   #2846
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Now I wonder if they have the gryffindor tshirt Emma wears in the half-blood prince

The only thing I ever saw online was an extra who sold there's for like 300 pound which I think is even more in dollars. Must have been exclusive
Not identical, but close (they might have something closer at Dervish & Banges):
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When you see a preview of a movie you don't see the whole
Thing, just the trailer. I got in today on a room only at Portofino. I was dragging three little ones and I did more in three hours than the general public
Will in a day after GO. The ride was fantastic, the butter beer was delicious and the wand selection was fun. I was in the middle of the pack and everyone seemed well behaved in my area. Universal seemed in control.

I thought I was a little disappointed until I rode FJ. Potter fans will love the ride and the castle. My little ones rode FH over and over with no line and we could have ridden DC repeatedly. I could not be happier. We watched Olivander's and looked in all the shops. It was not a rush and by the time we left there were very few people in the area. The village is smaller than I expected and will quickly become too crowded for comfort after GO.

Back again tomorrow for more butter beer.
Um, not that it really matters, but back in college I often went to see movies hosted by our local radio stations where we got to see the whole movie before it was available to the public and that was called a Preview. I get your point though, people often call movie trailers previews as well. Regardless, I was not sold a preview--I was supposedly sold a full vacation.

I'm glad things worked out well for you and you are happy with the experience you had. I hope I can put my frustration aside and do the same. I just don't enjoy feeling like we may not receive the product we believed we were paying for and that there's no true way for me to predict what the scenario will be like before we get there--or even after we've arrived for that matter. Universal seems to be okay with changing the rules multiple times and without any warning or even apologies to their paying customers. And in my book that's not really okay.
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Here's a picture of the Quibblers!!!!!!!

Quibbler here!

haha, found it on a more appropriate titled link ;D
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Um, not that it really matters, but back in college I often went to see movies hosted by our local radio stations where we got to see the whole movie before it was available to the public and that was called a Preview. I get your point though, people often call movie trailers previews as well. Regardless, I was not sold a preview--I was supposedly sold a full vacation.

I'm glad things worked out well for you and you are happy with the experience you had. I hope I can put my frustration aside and do the same. I just don't enjoy feeling like we may not receive the product we believed we were paying for and that there's no true way for me to predict what the scenario will be like before we get there--or even after we've arrived for that matter. Universal seems to be okay with changing the rules multiple times and without any warning or even apologies to their paying customers. And in my book that's not really okay.
I absolutely understand why you feel as you do. I felt like that and we didnt buy a pkg, just one night at RPR. However, it does seem that WWOHP is just not ready to be fully open. I'm not saying that as any kind of excuse for UO, just that if you want to be able to experience WWOHP before the GO for longer than 1 hr early entry, before crowds are ridiculous (because I feel like it's going to be a nightmare from June 18 on) then this may very well be your only opportunity. If it were me, I think I would insist on a refund, and carefully read the information on this board, and then book room only if and when it sounds like FJ is reliably up and the preview for onsite guests is continuing.And realize that even with that, things could change on a daily basis.Good luck-I really hope it works out for you, I hope you get to go and have an awesome time like we did.
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Curious, has anyone seen a crest for the House of Black or any other related items?
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