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Old 01-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #661
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I'm curious - what tastes better - frozen Butterbeer or regular?
I've only had the frozen Butterbeer so far. From what I've read, people seem to like that version better. Some people have said the regular version is sweeter, too.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:22 AM   #662
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I've only had the frozen Butterbeer so far. From what I've read, people seem to like that version better. Some people have said the regular version is sweeter, too.
My family of 5 liked the regular Butterbeer better. The frozen seemed watered down to us, but it's all good.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #663
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I just got back from Universal yesterday. Here's what a TM told me about the Jaws section. I'm not going to say where the person worked so I don't get them in trouble, only that it was somewhere on site in the parks, Citywalk or in one of the on site hotels.

They said that the Jaws area is definitely going to be Phase II of Harry Potter. Guests will ride the Hogwarts Express between the two areas. Work will start on the new area after the Harry Potter section in the LA park is finished.

That's all I found out, hopefully something official will be released soon. I'm excited to find out what they have in the new area. My DH wants a Gringots mine ride.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #664
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Can anyone recommend about how long it takes to do the WWoHP? I know it will depend on how much you want to see, how long the lines are, etc. We're looking to ride FJ and then spend a good amount of time browsing the rest of the land. Trying to decide if we should buy a 2 park pass and do both parks that day or just do IOA. Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #665
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Can anyone recommend about how long it takes to do the WWoHP? I know it will depend on how much you want to see, how long the lines are, etc. We're looking to ride FJ and then spend a good amount of time browsing the rest of the land. Trying to decide if we should buy a 2 park pass and do both parks that day or just do IOA. Thanks!
About a half-day--4-5 hours tops depending on crowds.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #666
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Can anyone recommend about how long it takes to do the WWoHP? I know it will depend on how much you want to see, how long the lines are, etc. We're looking to ride FJ and then spend a good amount of time browsing the rest of the land. Trying to decide if we should buy a 2 park pass and do both parks that day or just do IOA. Thanks!
I don't think you would be able to do both parks in a single day and not feel rushed or get your money's worth...both parks deserve a full day. But...if you aren't concerned about riding most of the rides or seeing a few shows, you could squeeze both parks in. I wouldn't recommend it though.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #667
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I don't think you would be able to do both parks in a single day and not feel rushed or get your money's worth...both parks deserve a full day. But...if you aren't concerned about riding most of the rides or seeing a few shows, you could squeeze both parks in. I wouldn't recommend it though.
I agree with this. If you want to really enjoy your time at WWOHP and IOA, I wouldn't plan on trying to squeeze in both parks in one day. We spent a whole day at IOA going to WWOHP first thing in the morning until lunch and then again about an hour before the park closed. That worked out really well for us.
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What kind of crowds can I expect the 2nd week in August? August 13 -17. Second question which are the least crowded days of the week?
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What kind of crowds can I expect the 2nd week in August? August 13 -17. Second question which are the least crowded days of the week?
Crowds are getting hard to predict but since those days are still in summer season, the parks will be busy. They should slow down towards the end of the week since people will be returning home to get ready for school. I would stick with mid-week for the lowest crowds...Tuesday and Wednesday should be fine.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #670
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My daughter wants to eat breakfast at Three Broomsticks, can anyone eat breakfast or is it limited to those who have a special package? We are staying in a private condo and not on-sight.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #671
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My daughter wants to eat breakfast at Three Broomsticks, can anyone eat breakfast or is it limited to those who have a special package? We are staying in a private condo and not on-sight.
It depends on how busy they are. As soon as you get there, check with the attendant at the front of the restaurant. They will be able to tell you if they are accepting walk ins that day.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:18 PM   #672
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Hi, I am super excited about our trip in June. This Universal forum rocks like the disney one. Thanks everyone for your input it makes such a difference.

For my question: Does anyone know what time the three broomsticks stays open for dinner? I can't find information on it.

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Hi, I am super excited about our trip in June. This Universal forum rocks like the disney one. Thanks everyone for your input it makes such a difference.

For my question: Does anyone know what time the three broomsticks stays open for dinner? I can't find information on it.

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It stays open pretty much until closing.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:30 PM   #674
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Are all attractions open the whole time the park is open. Someone a few pages back said the castle tour didn't open until 4pm. What would this refer to. Surely, the castle is open the hours of the park?
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Are all attractions open the whole time the park is open. Someone a few pages back said the castle tour didn't open until 4pm. What would this refer to. Surely, the castle is open the hours of the park?
Unless the park is extremely busy, the castle tour will be open the whole time. When the park is extremely busy, they cancel the castle tour or postpone it until the crowds die down. It may be because they adjust the queues to take up more space inside the castle, leaving no room for the castle tours.
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