Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Universal Studios/Sea World > Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 03-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #1246
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 55

Looks amazing! Can you imagine Christmas at Hogwarts? I wish we were going then too! I guess i have to settle on july though.

I wonder if they are going to have the little boats that transfer students to Howarts in that lagoon area?
Maleficent&Goons is offline  
Old 03-02-2010, 07:00 PM   #1247
tiggerplus5's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 343

Ellen DeGeneres just announced that she will be at universal on March 28, 2010. I wonder if they will allow her access to WWOHP. They've filmed her riding the hulk so maybe we will get a sneak preview or there will be soft openings by then. Anyone follow her show that would know more?
Wag More, Bark Less
1972-offsite-Holiday Inn -- 1979-DaysInn -- 1981-Fort Wilderness Trailers -- 1991-Fort Wilderness -- 1997-Carribean Beach -- 1999-offsite --2000- Indian Ridge Oaks vacation home--2001-Kissimmee vacation home-- 2004-Amerisuites -- 2006-Lindfields vacation villa--2008-Lindfields vacation villa --2009-Clermont vacation villa -- 2010-Pop Century --2011-Clermont vacation villa --2013--Sheraton Vistana Resort

tiggerplus5 is offline  
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-02-2010, 07:25 PM   #1248
Yes!!! I got the first non-topic starter post! Do I get a medal or something?
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 861

Of COURSE Ellen's going to get a filmed trip. It's easy promotion for the new area. She'll probably film while no one else is there though, or very soon after the grand opening. But there's no way she'll be waiting in any lines either way
MonkeyDishwasher is offline  
Old 03-02-2010, 09:09 PM   #1249
DIS Veteran
wdhinn89's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 3,082

Originally Posted by Cdn Friends of Pooh View Post
From the Universal website:

This EXCLUSIVE vacation package includes:
* Early Park Admission◊ to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
* Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks™ - one per person^
* Commemorative GRAND OPENING ticket – one per person
* Hotel accommodations at a Universal Partner Hotel
* 3-Day Base Ticket^^ to both Universal Orlando® theme parks – one theme park, per day
* Access to live entertainment◊◊ at Universal CityWalk®
Thank you!

I really meant along the lines of park access and FOTL passes.

I know that the breakfast was early morning which defeated the purpose of the early entry. I could also purchase tickets through AAA cheaper.
wdhinn89 is offline  
Old 03-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #1250
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
Don Pacho's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of universal_fanatic, Orlando United

Originally Posted by universal_fanatic
Couple of photos from today...

Don Pacho is offline  
Old 03-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #1251
Don Pacho
Uncle Frank
Don Pacho's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 906

Courtesy of zbob1992, Orlando United

Originally Posted by zbob1992

Is the description of Three Broomsticks as Counter Service a typo? If not I'm thoroughly dissappointed.

Don Pacho is offline  
Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #1252
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 58

Can't w8 till I can go on the new ride when it opens. If the ride has a "soft" opening before the grand opening then I'll be there for that. I only live about an hour away from Universal and I don't care if I have to go by myself.

I'm not a Harry Potter fan but the new ride will be amazing.
IndianaSPEED is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 12:33 AM   #1253
I want a t-shirt that says "Everything is better at Disneyland"
nerdboyrockstar's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,485


My friend Nisha's here and we started jjumping up and down and shouting "DANGER! DANGER!" as soon as we saw the height restriction.

By comparison, SpiderMan is only 40"!

- Anthony
nerdboyrockstar is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 01:02 AM   #1254
DIS Sponsor*Silver
Still a Late Nite DISer
Just a simple hello
Enjoys a good Yankee Candle night
KimRaye's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 19,627

Originally Posted by mickey916 View Post
One thing I thought was funny when I looked at the pictures of the snow was that I didn't really even think about it. Being from Massachusetts that's what all our buildings look like right now. Then, it dawned on me...oh wait that's fake snow! This is Florida! The buildings just looked so natural to me it didn't register for a while....
I'm in Chicago, and while I realized it was fake snow, it looked very authentic!

KimRaye is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 04:16 AM   #1255
DIS Veteran
Claire-Bear's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England
Posts: 518

For anyone interested in downloading the newest brochure: http://www.universalorlandovacations...I_brochure.PDF

Although it doesn't label the HP buildings yet, so will be updated further.
Claire-Bear is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 05:59 AM   #1256
Disneytinker's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cheshire, UK
Posts: 155

Wow looks so good, my dd is so exited, will be keeping an eye on this thread

Disney land Paris 2003
Florida May 2001
Disneytinker is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 08:24 AM   #1257
DIS Veteran
Cogswel_Cogs's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,438

Is th48" the reconverted coaster. I think that is fair that is one of the roughest rides I was ever on. Bruised my ribs at the stop. I wasn't braced propperly, but I actually almost went to first med the next day.
Cogswel_Cogs is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 08:30 AM   #1258
Metro West
Proud Redhead
11.47 Miles from Universal
23.56 Miles from Disney
Metro West's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NW Orlando, FL
Posts: 44,422
DISboards Moderator

Originally Posted by Cogswel_Cogs View Post
Is th48" the reconverted coaster. I think that is fair that is one of the roughest rides I was ever on. Bruised my ribs at the stop. I wasn't braced propperly, but I actually almost went to first med the next day.
Which ride are you talking about? Flight of the Hippograff (The Flying Unicorn) is 36" and Dragon Challenge (Dueling Dragons) is 54". The new ride...which is not open...is 48"...are you talking about that one?
**** Universal Orlando annual passholder since 2004! ****
Metro West is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 09:21 AM   #1259
DIS Veteran
Nicole786's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,996

I just sent in a request for Ellen tickets for the 28th! Prices on-site are sky high but I think we'll stay overnight! If she does get a sneak peak, I can't wait to see her coverage! (even if its on TV and not in person)

Next Trip: September 25, 2014!
Universal's Royal Pacific Resort & Animal Kingdom Lodge!
Nicole786 is offline  
Old 03-03-2010, 01:41 PM   #1260
Scrubba2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Land of Cheeseheads
Posts: 300

Thank you for posting those great photos!

It is kind of disturbing to see the workers just standing around...they should be working!!! Get them going!!!

Cant wait!

That will be cool to see HP fans dressed up!
Scrubba2 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You're the best parents in the world! I gotta pee! Where's My Tooth? Trip report! mickeystoontown Completed Trip Reports 1737 09-02-2009 04:20 PM
I want to tell the world about WISH -- or at least NC getnthinr Events/Competition 53 08-05-2009 12:16 PM
REAL WORLD watchers....they're moving in!!! MomNeedsVacay Community Board 9 07-03-2009 03:20 PM
Walt disney world annual passes daryle330 Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 07-02-2009 07:19 PM
Saying Hello in World Showcase and other questions Christopher Robin Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies 3 07-02-2009 06:29 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: