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Old 06-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #3451
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hey everyone... Ive been reading this thread for ever but just never posted. I have a question Im hoping someone here will be able to answer.
We will be driving up tomorrow morning from Palm Beach and plan on checking into the hotel (Royal Pacific) by 6:30am to catch the boat over to City Place and be in line in front of IOA (fingers crossed) by 7:00-7:15am.
My question is this, my sisters and I have annual passes but my boyfriend just bought his on-line this past Tuesday and will need to go to guest services to pick it up.
Do you know if guest services will be open that early in the morning for him to get his pass or will we have to wait till 9am when the park opens for everyone?
I know at Disney the guest services/will call line was open in the morning before EMH, I'm praying its the same at IOA. We really want to take advantage of the extra hour in the AM for hotel guests.
When we were there last week, Guest Services was open by 7:30 when we lined up. There were people exchanging vouchers.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:24 AM   #3452
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When we were there last week, Guest Services was open by 7:30 when we lined up. There were people exchanging vouchers.

Awesome awesome awesome!!
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:35 AM   #3453
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Awesome awesome awesome!!
Thanks !!!!!
I thought you could just pick up annual passes from the kiosks now too.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:21 AM   #3454
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We'll give them a call and see what they say. We'll try it anyways when we get there. Reading about the lines and the crows Im worried my plan wont work ...7 hour wait times starting at the gates???? Maybe we should hit the road at 3am instead of 4. I'll just let everyone sleep in the car and then I'll just survive off red bull and sheer adrenaline for the whole day. What was I thinking??!!??
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #3455
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This is a walkthrough of the complete Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride queue, stopping just before the ride's loading area. The ride is within Hogwarts Castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando.




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Old 06-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #3456
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In case anyone was wondering what kind of madness there was at the park today check these out ...

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This does not look like fun to me.
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Some pics we took from this morning:


View from Hard Rock toward IOA.


Line goes over the universal bridge back toward Bubba Gump/Theater


Hulk inside the park, the line for wwohp went further back than this.


Closed the front gate around 8:45 to start pulsing crowds.


Line around 7:15, snaked between Marvel and Toon Lagoon.


Someone we saw in robes in toon lagoon across from Ripsaw Falls. -- I love the cartoon saying behind this photo in context.


This is where the line was when we arrived around 6:40-45. This is where the wall of people begins and where they started doing the single file line.


Hard Rock vantage point looking back toward the globe.

and this video from youtube - taken from the Hard Rock Cafe ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVZeVuVHOAI

All I can say is ...
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:36 PM   #3457
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and this video from youtube - taken from the Hard Rock Cafe ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVZeVuVHOAI

All I can say is ...



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Ok, that looks crazy!!!!!! We are supposed to be there in a week. I'm not so sure it is a good idea.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #3459
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Hi folks -here is how it was all reported on tv here this morning...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...s/10347648.stm
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...s/10352816.stm

Looking really good!!!!

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:27 PM   #3460
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OMG!

I cannot imagine. We stayed onsite May 31 and got in on the early preview. Rode everything as much as we wanted with a limited amount of people. The area really isn't that large. I would NOT want to be there now. Loved WWoHP but not like that.

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:33 PM   #3461
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I've been following this thread for a while now. Those lines are too crazy for me. We scheduled our trip for the Fall. Hopefully some of the new has worn off a little by then.
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:58 PM   #3462
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I just want allllll the people who complained when WWoHP soft opened to the package holders and they complained how busy it was...Look at it now...arent you glad you got to see it when you did now.
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OMG! I hope this is better by early December...
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:25 PM   #3465
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It's not going to be that bad. By September it will have died down.
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