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Old 06-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #3406
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We arrive in Orlando tomorrow. We're staying offsite...should we try to HP on the 16th & 17th or is the thought that it will be closed to the gp???

I'd love to see it this trip but we'll be back in FL next March.

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Old 06-14-2010, 11:28 AM   #3407
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The height limit was pretty tall for FJ - my 10 year old and tall 9 year old barely made it on - other parents were REALLY upset about that
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Height limit is 48 inches, same as Space Mountain, Rockin Roller Coaster, and Mummy.
The height limit for Space Mountain is actually 44 inches, but you're right that RnR and Mummy are both 48 inches (bold is mine).

My DD7 is tall for her age and is 52 inches, but she is only a few inches taller than her friends . My just-turned 11 year old DD is 60 inches. Most 9 and 10 years old should be fine. I wouldn't consider a 48 inch 9-year old to be a tall kid, just in case any parents are worrying about their average-sized 9 and 10 year olds.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:29 AM   #3408
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I would head straight to HP and get in line. They will most likely want to do it several times throughout the day. Then do Dragon Challenge and then head over to Spiderman, Hulk and Dr. Doom. Then head back to Jurassic Park and then do FJ again.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #3409
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I have to agree with StitchandPooh's mom on the height. My 6 year old daughter is in the 50-75% for height and she is 48 inches without shoes. She is slightly on the tall side but by no means the tallest in her class.
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The height limit for Space Mountain is actually 44 inches, but you're right that RnR and Mummy are both 48 inches (bold is mine).

My DD7 is tall for her age and is 52 inches, but she is only a few inches taller than her friends . My just-turned 11 year old DD is 60 inches. Most 9 and 10 years old should be fine. I wouldn't consider a 48 inch 9-year old to be a tall kid, just in case any parents are worrying about their average-sized 9 and 10 year olds.
I agree, it should not be a problem at all for average sized 9 and 10 year olds. My 6 year old is a very tall 50". My 10 year old is very short, 52".
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Went on the ride 19 more times today (34 times now! ). My last ride, we got stuck for about 20 minutes at a very uncomfortable angle. They had to turn on all the lights and we just rode through upright to the station. It was so cool! I only wish we weren't so close to the end of the ride. I would've love to have seen more details.
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Went on the ride 19 more times today (34 times now! ). My last ride, we got stuck for about 20 minutes at a very uncomfortable angle. They had to turn on all the lights and we just rode through upright to the station. It was so cool! I only wish we weren't so close to the end of the ride. I would've love to have seen more details.
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At the park waiting for the gates to open! I'm very excited
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:35 AM   #3415
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Be sure to post back if you can and tell us if it's open! My mom looks like she wants to dump me off at the park (her words, not mine), so I'll be heading over there again.
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I hope to visit in October, so knowing all these things in advance is a big help!
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We arrive in Orlando tomorrow. We're staying offsite...should we try to HP on the 16th & 17th or is the thought that it will be closed to the gp???

I'd love to see it this trip but we'll be back in FL next March.

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We checked in yesterday and they gave us a letter stating that the Wizarding World would be closed most of Thursday (possible between 12-3 for on-site guest only) and will not open on Friday to anyone expect the press and special guest (the famous ones) until after all of the opening events are over with.
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According to a report on WESH 2 on Monday Daniel Radcliffe (Harry himself) will be on hand for the opening. . . .
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We checked in yesterday and they gave us a letter stating that the Wizarding World would be closed most of Thursday (possible between 12-3 for on-site guest only) and will not open on Friday to anyone expect the press and special guest (the famous ones) until after all of the opening events are over with.
I check in tomorrow. That's disappointing that the WWOHP wouldn't be open on Thursday. I didn't expect to get in on Friday until after the opening ceremony though. A little bummed.
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