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Old 08-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #106
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All of these updates are really exciting! I can't wait to see the final product

I can only speak for myself, but I'm prefectly happy with just one new ride, especially if it's going to be as awesome as it sounds. The themeing alone will make me happy...to be able to walk around Hogsmede and the castle will be really neat
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:12 AM   #108
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Now that's something I wasn't aware of - hope so

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I have read that Hogsmeade will be prepared for the season of Christmas 2009 , the Castle do spring 2010...

Apparently, the new word on the "street" is that Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be opening on December 1st, 2009.

While this may excite Potter fans, as usual, Jim Hill Media has given us a clue about why it might not be THAT exciting.

According to Jim's sources, the Harry Potter aspect of Islands of Adventure does appear to be opening to the public on December 1st of 2009. However, only Hogsmeade Village will open with this Phase One opening. Phase Two will open in 2010 with Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest and the much talked about Flying Car attraction make its debut.

Personally, I'd like to see an all-inclusive opening since we all know this is such a big deal to Potter fans. I suspect that many fans will make a show at the opening and it will be a disappointment to some of those fans to learn that they won't be able to see the entire Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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I hope that's not true and they open when everything is ready.

Those pics look amazing BTW.
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I hope the whole thing opens at the same time too.

Sorry, but opening piecemeal just seems to be a money grab by Universal to try to get more of the Christmas crowd. And yes, it will be disappointing to only see Hogsmeade, and not be able to see the rest.

Don Pacho, where are you getting those fantastic pictures??
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From different forums, Orlando Rocks, IOA Central, Orlando United and others
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I hope the whole thing opens at the same time too.

Sorry, but opening piecemeal just seems to be a money grab by Universal to try to get more of the Christmas crowd. And yes, it will be disappointing to only see Hogsmeade, and not be able to see the rest.

Don Pacho, where are you getting those fantastic pictures??
From the standoing of someone who can only come at a certain time, I couldn't disagree more! If you feel that way, just don't GO until it's completely open.

For Me and my whole gang, we can only come down in March 2010. If only part of it is ready, we can only HOPE they will open it and at least let us see what's there! If we KNOW ahead of time that it's not all open, we'll be prepared to accept that. But we'd LOVE to at least see Hogsmeade when we're down if we could.
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Subscribing . . . will plan a trip when it's completely open and want to keep informed!
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From the standoing of someone who can only come at a certain time, I couldn't disagree more! If you feel that way, just don't GO until it's completely open.

For Me and my whole gang, we can only come down in March 2010. If only part of it is ready, we can only HOPE they will open it and at least let us see what's there! If we KNOW ahead of time that it's not all open, we'll be prepared to accept that. But we'd LOVE to at least see Hogsmeade when we're down if we could.
I totally agree. Plus they have currently closed the unicorn and dueling dragons. We are hoping that those will be some of the areas that will be open in January.
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I totally agree. Plus they have currently closed the unicorn and dueling dragons. We are hoping that those will be some of the areas that will be open in January.
Dueling Dragons isn't closed, only Flying Unicorn.
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Dueling Dragons isn't closed, only Flying Unicorn.
Won't they have to close it to retheme it? Have you heard when that might happen? I saw a pic with huge cranes and just assumed it was closed.
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They may have to close it at some point in time but it is open now and hasn't closed at all. Who knows just how much work needs to be done to retheme the ride. It could be weeks or just days.
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From the standoing of someone who can only come at a certain time, I couldn't disagree more! If you feel that way, just don't GO until it's completely open.
That's what we plan to do.

Right now, we are trying to decide between a June or an August, 2010 trip, depending on the opening of WWHP.
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Won't they have to close it to retheme it? Have you heard when that might happen? I saw a pic with huge cranes and just assumed it was closed.
The huge cranes are actually just in the Hogsmeade area. Dueling Dragons is behind all of that construction.
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