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Old 06-15-2010, 06:12 PM   #3421
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Harry Potter: Universal to Live Stream Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening Events
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Here's the official link http://www.universalorlando.com/harrypotternews/
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:14 PM   #3422
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Yep, I just got the email about that too. How awesome!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:24 PM   #3423
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Looks like they're fixing all last minute issues.

Ride was down today when I got over there at around 10am, but I heard from someone that it was because one of their cameras was out of sync. That one camera kept taking the ride photo when the vehicle was on its side. They fixed it and the ride opened at about 10:30am. The queue was long for both single and regular. I only snagged two rides before I decided it was too hot and busy and went off to the Studios.

Looks like just about everything is set for Grand Opening!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:09 AM   #3424
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Ron, Ginny and the Twins are already onsite for the opening. I just left the The Rising Star at city walk and they were all there. Ron and Fred (maybe George not sure) did Karaoke, Ron three times, I think he was a little tipsy.

Also heard rumors they are staying at our hotel (Portofino Bay). Some one at the pool said they saw them arrive today.
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:53 AM   #3425
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ATTENTION!!! ATTENTION!!! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is NOT open to any day guests today or tomorrow. It is only open to hotel onsite guests and media.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:36 AM   #3426
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One of my best friends who lives in Orlando is going WWoHP this weekend, so I'll give a full report when she reports to me!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:42 AM   #3427
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At the airport, Airtran had a plane come in with Harry Potter stickers, dropping off the winners of an essay contest. Bunch of Universal characters onsite to greet them, including TV crew. Supposed to be on the Today show on Friday! I am excited....I am gonna try my hardest to get there on Friday
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We've heard that not only is not open to day guests Today and Tomorrow but Thursday as well, and that the GP will not be allowed into the Grand Opening as it will be filled with media. Afterwards MAYBE....but no guarantees.
But things change. We did get some pics sent in showing off the last full day of soft openings, including a computer glitch and people in the castle!
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #3429
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We've heard that not only is not open to day guests Today and Tomorrow but Thursday as well, and that the GP will not be allowed into the Grand Opening as it will be filled with media. Afterwards MAYBE....but no guarantees.
But things change. We did get some pics sent in showing off the last full day of soft openings, including a computer glitch and people in the castle!
Isn't today Wednesday, so that would make tomorrow Thursday?
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:16 PM   #3430
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Ron, Ginny and the Twins are already onsite for the opening. I just left the The Rising Star at city walk and they were all there. Ron and Fred (maybe George not sure) did Karaoke, Ron three times, I think he was a little tipsy.

Also heard rumors they are staying at our hotel (Portofino Bay). Some one at the pool said they saw them arrive today.

hahahahaha that's awesome!!!!!! What a fun experience for you! :D

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At the airport, Airtran had a plane come in with Harry Potter stickers, dropping off the winners of an essay contest. Bunch of Universal characters onsite to greet them, including TV crew. Supposed to be on the Today show on Friday! I am excited....I am gonna try my hardest to get there on Friday
DAGNABIT!!!!!!!! I'm flying into Orlando TODAY from Air Tran! hahaha! I missed seeing this

And on a further note, probably won't be on here until next Wednesday. Going to Disney/IOA/Daytona Beach!!!!!!!!!!! Hope everyone has a great (and hopefully not intensely crazy) GO week!!!!!! And hopefully I'll be able to ride FJ! I'll just eat the Cauldron Cake AFTER I ride. hahaha!

EDIT: dang! Your ticker looks weird when it's the day you leave for your trip!
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Wizarding World was open all day yesterday!!! We got there before the Universal gates opened and then as soon as they opened we headed right to Harry Potter. To our surprise it was open!! We immediately headed to Forbidden Journey. It was down so we toured the castle. We immediately got back in line hoping it would soon be operational, and it infact did go operational!!! We rode 2 times not knowing how long Wizarding World would be open.

We walked all around Hogsmeade, visited all the stores, rode the rides and ate at Three Broomsticks. Before we knew it, it was already 4pm and everything was still open including Forbidden Journey!!

Here are the videos I took yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsDuTBWZTIU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5JouI_aqU
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Wizarding World was open all day yesterday!!! We got there before the Universal gates opened and then as soon as they opened we headed right to Harry Potter. To our surprise it was open!! We immediately headed to Forbidden Journey. It was down so we toured the castle. We immediately got back in line hoping it would soon be operational, and it infact did go operational!!! We rode 2 times not knowing how long Wizarding World would be open.

We walked all around Hogsmeade, visited all the stores, rode the rides and ate at Three Broomsticks. Before we knew it, it was already 4pm and everything was still open including Forbidden Journey!!

Here are the videos I took yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsDuTBWZTIU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5JouI_aqU
Thanks for the videos!! Only 64 more days for me!
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:58 PM   #3433
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Lol, that FotH video was funny! Thanks for sharing.
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Wizarding World was open all day yesterday!!! We got there before the Universal gates opened and then as soon as they opened we headed right to Harry Potter. To our surprise it was open!! We immediately headed to Forbidden Journey. It was down so we toured the castle. We immediately got back in line hoping it would soon be operational, and it infact did go operational!!! We rode 2 times not knowing how long Wizarding World would be open.

We walked all around Hogsmeade, visited all the stores, rode the rides and ate at Three Broomsticks. Before we knew it, it was already 4pm and everything was still open including Forbidden Journey!!

Here are the videos I took yesterday:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5JouI_aqU
How exciting! Thanks for posting!
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:01 PM   #3435
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Hey everyone. It's been a looong time since I last posted but I wanted to say that we rode the ride this past weekend and it was simply amazing. Jaw dropping. I'm still in awe. You are all going to love it!

I feel like the entire HP area is a tad small but it is so very well done. It's beautiful.

And the butterbeer is great! We tried the liquid one (vs the frozen one) and it was sweet and refreshing.

And this is coming from someone who cannot stand the Harry Potter books and movies.

I hope you all enjoy your trips here and that you walk out of the ride with the same sense of awe as we did.
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