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Old 09-16-2009, 09:16 AM   #316
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I can't wait!! I am hoping it's mid May because we are already booked at DVC.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #317
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PLUS spring 2010 is 5 only months away and still no fixed opening date!!!
I know what you mean. Not that I have much hope that it WILL in fact be open by March 2010 ( when we will be down ), but it sure would be nice to know that for a fact.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:58 AM   #318
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I know what you mean. Not that I have much hope that it WILL in fact be open by March 2010 ( when we will be down ), but it sure would be nice to know that for a fact.
Summer officially begins towards the end of June, so them saying Spring gives them quite a bit of leeway. I'd be surprised if it was open by March. We were there a few weeks ago and from what we could see there is still a really, really long way to go.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:11 AM   #319
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Summer officially begins towards the end of June, so them saying Spring gives them quite a bit of leeway. I'd be surprised if it was open by March. We were there a few weeks ago and from what we could see there is still a really, really long way to go.
I agree, but I can still hope ....
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:16 AM   #320
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I'm really hoping if they're confident enough to say "spring" that they may even be ready for some soft openings prior to that... We're going down at the end of April and I keep telling the kids not to be disappointed if it's not open, but I think I'M the one that needs to be reminded of that more than them! But, I'm secretly REALLY hoping that it'll be open in April!!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:21 AM   #321
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I dont think anyone is right for assuming anything at this point. It's going to be a KukaRobo Coaster, but as was said in the conference, it's far from a coaster. There was no mention on whether or not it is going to be 3d, or just simulator screens or what. I think, personally, it will be worth seeing at least once. But I would wait until either later in the summer, or early fall. Definately do not do it the first couple of weeks it's open. The rumor is that they just ordered 100 oil lamps for the attraction....just for the attraction, not the land. There were photos of giant stone snake heads. I'm thinking this will be a big mix of existing technology in ways that we have never seen. Musion maybe?
I'm one of the biggest critics of this project because they destroyed my lost continent. I loved that whole area, but I am very excited to see this world come to life. I think everyone should be...even if you're a disney fan.
I was invited to the webcast as well...here's my take on it.
Yaytez, at LC they did keep the broken statue, Mythos and Poisiedens Fury? Correct? I haven't been since construction started for HP.

I hope the ride is something like a cross between spider man and Mummy, mixing in 3-d with real sets and props and animatronics.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:24 AM   #322
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The cast did a lot of filming for the ride so there definitely will be that as well. Add a coaster that doesn't move on a track but moves in the air, great animatronics and great sets and props and how can you fail?
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #323
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So what's the bottom line?

I got the scoop on the 3 rides (1 new, 2 refurb)

But what's the total on the restaurants and shops? And do we know if they'll be counterservice only, or sit down restaurant like Mythos too? Etc., THanks.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #324
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So what's the bottom line?

I got the scoop on the 3 rides (1 new, 2 refurb)

But what's the total on the restaurants and shops? And do we know if they'll be counterservice only, or sit down restaurant like Mythos too? Etc., THanks.
Seems like I read an interview with the executive chef for Mythos last year and he hinted that there would be a table service restaurant there as well.

Can't remember for sure, though.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:25 PM   #325
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We were going to do a WDW and Universal split trip next summer like usual but after reading the recent press release and photos, we are thinking of a US only trip for 5 nights around July 4th. DH and DS are really psyched! I sure hope it is open by July 4th because I was very disappointed that HR3 was not open for our trip this past July 4th.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #326
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I've already booked for Jersey Week (first week in Nov.) 2010 so I'm a very happy HP Fan!!! It's part of my big birthday present.

Our whole family is excited about just immersing ourselves into Hogsmead - the rides are just icing on the cake.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:34 PM   #327
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I've already booked for Jersey Week (first week in Nov.) 2010 so I'm a very happy HP Fan!!! It's part of my big birthday present.

Our whole family is excited about just immersing ourselves into Hogsmead - the rides are just icing on the cake.
I hope 2010's Jersey Week is like last years. I was there, and IOA and US were absolutely empty!!! I rod everything twice, some things even three times, two days in a row. Hopefully not too many people will be there and you'll enjoy it.

I'll be working at Epcot starting on june, so ill be there when it opens. Im very excited! :D
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We're planning on a 2 week trip over Christmas, 2010. I can't wait to spend a couple days at Universal dedicated to Harry Potter!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #329
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excuse if this was answered...

but I thought when this was announced , there was to be TWO "E" ticket rides in harry potter land.

there was all this discussion of where the 2nd might go ( replacing sinbad , where it shows the train sticking out ,etc, ) is this all there is now? the castle, & refurbished dragon & unicorn?

bummer........
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:49 AM   #330
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It would DFINITELY be nice to walk through Hagrid's Hut, but it hasn't been certain if we'll be able to yet. I really hope so!
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Huge furniture, a table with huge cups and plates, the fire roaring with a cauldron holding a rattling dragon's egg inside :D, then in the corner maybe a basket with a hidden creature inside, that can move and make noises... Idk, there's a lot of interesting things that could be done with it, lots of photo ops too!
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