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Old 03-03-2010, 01:57 PM   #1261
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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?
It's ALWAYS going to be DD and FU...ain't it?
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:11 PM   #1262
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It's ALWAYS going to be DD and FU...ain't it?
Yup. I can't get used to calling them by any other name.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:01 PM   #1263
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It is kind of disturbing to see the workers just standing around...they should be working!!! Get them going!!!

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I'm in the construction business and there is not much construction going on in the country due to the bad times.

Everybody wants them to finish the job but the sad news is that probably they would like to extend the construction as much as posible because once they finish, most of the workers will be sent home because there is no more work.


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Old 03-03-2010, 06:08 PM   #1264
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It's ALWAYS going to be DD and FU...ain't it?
Especially DD considering the new names...Hungarian Horntail and Chinese Fireball! So much for Pyrrock and Blizzrock.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:12 PM   #1265
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Especially DD considering the new names...Hungarian Horntail and Chinese Fireball! So much for Pyrrock and Blizzrock.
OMG...am I going to have to start remembering "HH" and "CF"....or DC?

Think I'll stick to Fire & Ice or DD...unless they are painted different. Then some peeps might not know the difference between Fire & Ice
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Especially DD considering the new names...Hungarian Horntail and Chinese Fireball! So much for Pyrrock and Blizzrock.
*hopefully* Chinese Fireball = Fire (just look at the name!) = Pyrrock = red. The Horntail can replace Blizzrock and be whichever color.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:20 PM   #1267
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OMG...am I going to have to start remembering "HH" and "CF"....or DC?

Think I'll stick to Fire & Ice or DD...unless they are painted different. Then some peeps might not know the difference between Fire & Ice
Those new names don't exactly roll off the tongue do they? Not like Fire and Ice did.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:29 PM   #1268
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Those new names don't exactly roll off the tongue do they? Not like Fire and Ice did.
No...they don't

I'm sure the people who know which is Fire & which is Ice will still call it that; while those who don't know, will look at the people who DO know kinda weird when discussing which to ride
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If anyone wants to see the full brochure from whence the height was extracted, we have it here.
I'm betting they lower that, its higher than spider man, and its going to have a lot of disney folk sayin "omg, I cant believe it...only one ride for families at harry potter land and its an f$($(#* coaster". You know who you are.
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If anyone wants to see the full brochure from whence the height was extracted, we have it here.
I'm betting they lower that, its higher than spider man, and its going to have a lot of disney folk sayin "omg, I cant believe it...only one ride for families at harry potter land and its an f$($(#* coaster". You know who you are.
Yes, That would be me

I'm avoiding telling my dare devil HP obsessed (she goes around in HP robes, a stuffed buckbeak and a wand nearly daily) 5 yr old that is 44" that she may not be able to enter the castle
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:32 PM   #1271
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Wont they paint the fire and ice colors something else? The pic shows it still orange and blue, no biggie but seems it would change it a little more and its faded anyway. Potter fans think orange is blue is best-maybe it it fits something I am not aware of?
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While 48" seems high (I was also thinking along the 40"), maybe they are thinking it's the 'older' kids (=taller) that are more "into" HP and the books/movies/stories.

Unless your kid is kinda short, maybe they don't think many younger kids are "into" HP?

Then again...what do I know? My teenage niece showed us all the movies (she owns them all) because I wanted to see the movies because of the new land. Just figured I'd appreciate what Universal has built if I understood where it was comin from.
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Wont they paint the fire and ice colors something else? The pic shows it still orange and blue, no biggie but seems it would change it a little more and its faded anyway. Potter fans think orange is blue is best-maybe it it fits something I am not aware of?
It's not orange...it's red...for Fire. It's just faded a bit...
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The height requirement for Forbidden Journey is not Universal's decision. It's the ride manufacturer. Trust me, Universal tried to get the height requirement as low as they can, to allow more people to get on the ride, and to avoid guest situations. 48 is probably the lowest they can go SAFELY. It has nothing to do with kids not old enough to experience it, or keeping the small kids away from the scary stuff, it has to do with safety.

Also, the ride is not a coaster.
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The height requirement for Forbidden Journey is not Universal's decision. It's the ride manufacturer. Trust me, Universal tried to get the height requirement as low as they can, to allow more people to get on the ride, and to avoid guest situations. 48 is probably the lowest they can go SAFELY. It has nothing to do with kids not old enough to experience it, or keeping the small kids away from the scary stuff, it has to do with safety.

Also, the ride is not a coaster.
I totally understand (and will never complain) about the safety issue. I just am hoping that there will be some ability for those unable to ride (for whatever reason) to view the advertised corridors, rooms, etc in the castle that is before the actual ride. Hogwarts is the "highlight" and icon for WWOHP and what many are most excited to be able to at least walk up to and peak in for a minute or too.
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