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Old 03-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #1276
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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.
You'll be able to to that. You can walk through the queue of ANY ride and ask for the exit when you reach the loading area. Also, if performing child swap, those going to the waiting area get split up at that point.
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You'll be able to to that. You can walk through the queue of ANY ride and ask for the exit when you reach the loading area. Also, if performing child swap, those going to the waiting area get split up at that point.
Thanks for the reassurance We have never attempted to get in a queue that I knew we couldn't ride
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You'll be able to to that. You can walk through the queue of ANY ride and ask for the exit when you reach the loading area. Also, if performing child swap, those going to the waiting area get split up at that point.
Will they let a kid that's too short even go through the queue? It seems like there'd be a chance that some family might try to go ahead and sneak a kid on. I know they'll probably have someone measuring both before the queue and at the ride, but still. At WDW kids that are too short are not even allowed in line. Parents have to do the parent swap thing beforehand.
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Will they let a kid that's too short even go through the queue? It seems like there'd be a chance that some family might try to go ahead and sneak a kid on. I know they'll probably have someone measuring both before the queue and at the ride, but still. At WDW kids that are too short are not even allowed in line. Parents have to do the parent swap thing beforehand.
That's why I was confused. It's just my 9 year old, my 5 yr old and myself. So the parent swap thing isn't even possible in my case... I have never been to IOA so maybe they do the measuring at the end before getting on the ride itself?
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That's why I was confused. It's just my 9 year old, my 5 yr old and myself. So the parent swap thing isn't even possible in my case... I have never been to IOA so maybe they do the measuring at the end before getting on the ride itself?
Actually, if you feel comfortable leaving each of your children alone during the ride(s) at WDW, YOU CAN do parent swap, and ride twice yourself.
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I totally understand (and will never complain) about the safety issue.
YOU may not complain about the safety issue, but there ARE people out there who will and some get outright angry. Some people don't understand it's a safety thing set by the manufacturer and not Universal.

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I have never been to IOA so maybe they do the measuring at the end before getting on the ride itself?
Yes...short looking kids are measured before boarding...at the end of the queue. My son was once measured while he was standing in line (he was NEXT) for DD. Our coaster was pulling up into the station, and the TM had the measuring stick handy. At Hulk, what they measure you with is actually a line on a plaque attached to the wall...so there is no mis-measuring. So, you'd HAVE to go thru the queue to be measured. IF there is someone measuring at the entrance, just say "they aren't riding. We are doing child swap" and there shouldn't be any problem.
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NBC will air "Making of Wizarding World of Harry Potter" on Sunday, June 6th, a sneak peak of Potterland and all its new attractions.

I suspect they'll be filming a lot of it during the Grand Opening, which I still believe is going to be sometime during the week prior to Memorial Day.
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NBC will air "Making of Wizarding World of Harry Potter" on Sunday, June 6th, a sneak peak of Potterland and all its new attractions.

I suspect they'll be filming a lot of it during the Grand Opening, which I still believe is going to be sometime during the week prior to Memorial Day.
That's awesome! We'll actually be at Universal then so I'll have to Tivo it.

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Total Universal newbie here !! How long will the new Harry Potter attraction take ?? I don't mean the line , just the actual attraction !!
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hey.

i've got a couple of questions.. and the thread is so long it's going to take me forever to find it.

first... which IOA atractions are getting rethemed?. i heard that maybe duelling dragons was going to become a new coaster, but i can't be sure.

secondly, is this going to be a new area of IOA, a new park, or a cut off from an exesting area.

also i have heard there are shops from the books.. . which ones?

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It's not open yet. Nobody knows.

Rumors you here are crazy !!! My daughter said someone just got back and said it took ALL Day to do that one attraction, her friend went last year and said No it was quite quick !! I am standing there saying it's NOT OPEN!!!!
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i've got a couple of questions.. and the thread is so long it's going to take me forever to find it.

first... which IOA atractions are getting rethemed?. i heard that maybe duelling dragons was going to become a new coaster, but i can't be sure.

secondly, is this going to be a new area of IOA, a new park, or a cut off from an exesting area.

also i have heard there are shops from the books.. . which ones?

thanks
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