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Old 06-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #3511
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How did you think the early entry before the regular guests were allowed went. Would we be able to ride FJ 1st thing, both DD coasters and ck out the shops before the regular guests are let in? That is my plan
This is our plan also-we're going the beginning of August.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:15 PM   #3512
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Does the marauders map actually work?
As in show footprints etc? No.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:14 PM   #3513
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We were there on June 20 for early entry (we stayed at Royal Pacific). It was not a problem at all. A nice crowd, but not crazy crowded. The line for Forbidden Journey said 1 hour, but I think it went faster than that. Ride was awesome. Best special effects I've ever seen. We walked right onto Flight of the Hippogriff, which was really cute but very short. Got some pumpkin juice and had it with my breakfast
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:28 PM   #3514
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My maps always get you to your destination.

Oh, you meant *that* marauders map...Then no.
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:52 AM   #3515
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Hi, sorry if some one has already asked this...BUT....I understand that the FJ ride starts with a walkthru of the castle. What if some of our party (DS7,DS1,2 grandparents) want to see the castle/preshow, but do not want to ride the ride? Is it possbible to walkthru? With a small stroller (for DS1, don't need/want to carry him for 1 hour) ? Has anyone seen a seperate exit before the actual ride? We will be there on Aug 12th. Sounds like crowds will be massive for the first few months, but my travel dates are not flexible. Just want to be sure we dont miss anything. DH will go to the single rider line, he will be the only rider....Suggestions??

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:59 AM   #3516
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Hi, sorry if some one has already asked this...BUT....I understand that the FJ ride starts with a walkthru of the castle. What if some of our party (DS7,DS1,2 grandparents) want to see the castle/preshow, but do not want to ride the ride? Is it possbible to walkthru? With a small stroller (for DS1, don't need/want to carry him for 1 hour) ? Has anyone seen a seperate exit before the actual ride? We will be there on Aug 12th. Sounds like crowds will be massive for the first few months, but my travel dates are not flexible. Just want to be sure we dont miss anything. DH will go to the single rider line, he will be the only rider....Suggestions??

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Yes it can be a walkthrough. Several people do that. Not sure about the stroller though.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #3517
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Hi, sorry if some one has already asked this...BUT....I understand that the FJ ride starts with a walkthru of the castle. What if some of our party (DS7,DS1,2 grandparents) want to see the castle/preshow, but do not want to ride the ride? Is it possbible to walkthru? With a small stroller (for DS1, don't need/want to carry him for 1 hour) ? Has anyone seen a seperate exit before the actual ride? We will be there on Aug 12th. Sounds like crowds will be massive for the first few months, but my travel dates are not flexible. Just want to be sure we dont miss anything. DH will go to the single rider line, he will be the only rider....Suggestions??

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There is *pram* parking for FJ, so I am going to say no to the stroller in the line...perhaps you can trade off who is holding him? I know there is a que just for seeing in the castle tour/non-riders and not sure but it may bypass some of the wrap around/weaving areas...so may not be an hour.
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There is *pram* parking for FJ, so I am going to say no to the stroller in the line...perhaps you can trade off who is holding him? I know there is a que just for seeing in the castle tour/non-riders and not sure but it may bypass some of the wrap around/weaving areas...so may not be an hour.
The queue to see the castle is the same as the queue to ride the ride Everyone is in the same line. The only different line is for single riders and they bypass most of the castle.
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I watched the live feed of the opening, place looks amazing. Can't wait to see it in person
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:25 AM   #3520
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Thanks all. I appreciate the input....Keep the updates coming...I enjoy hearing about what all of you are encountering. Going to be there in 45 days, hope some of the crowds die down a little, although, I am sure they will still be pretty high.

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Wow, I haven't been there at night. Stunning!
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I'm off to US today! My shutle is picking me up at 7! I can't wait to check out Harry potter!
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Looking at going September 20th (Monday) or the 21st.
Our school has a week break then. Thoughts on crowds levels by that point?
Anyone with Universal experience know if a Monday or Tuesday would be better? We won't be staying onsite, but rather using our DVC so no early entry for us. This would be a quick cheap trip specifically to see HP.

Also, debating on if we should go to both parks. We go to Disney ALOT, but our girls have never been to Universal and it has been pre IOA days since my DH and I have been. They're tween age, but won't do the really extreme roller coasters. Any thoughts? Do you need the park hopper option or would a two day ticket suffice?

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