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Old 06-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #751
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Hi everyone,

We are at WDW this week but want to go to UO/IOA mainly for the Harry Potter ride. We are going tomorrow (Thursday) and will just be there one day.to minimize the wait time, should we be at the park at opening, or go later in the day? Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #752
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:37 AM   #753
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Can anyone who's been to the Harry Potter world tell me -

are there any giant spiders in the rides/stalls etc to be aware of?

Sorry for such a ridiculous question, but I'm horrifically aracnophobic, and it pays to know so there aren't any spiders! We had a HP exhibit at MovieWorld in Australia, complete with giant robot spider - not the best experience of my life.

Any help in this would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:40 AM   #754
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spiders are there.
in one segment you will see them.
just close your eyes and you'll pass through that section quickly.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #755
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spiders are there.
in one segment you will see them.
just close your eyes and you'll pass through that section quickly.
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That's exactly what I had to do ... Trust me, it's worth it to endure a few seconds of spiders and closing eyes!
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #756
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I think the spiders (actually I think its Aragog) is in the Forbidden Forest. So if you see the forest get prepared. Its quick and not bad. The ride is sooo cool don't miss it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #757
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Yeah, here's a tip, after you see the Dragon...close your eyes!! When you hear harry's voice again you're okay. :D
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We are going to weigh with early entry and have 10:30 reservations at Cafe la Bamba. How long is it going to take to get from place to place. We will have a stroller but are in good shape and can walk quickly!


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Hi there

Forgive me if this has already been asked, but as much as I've tried to go back through the 51 pages of this thread I've hit overload point and can't take in any more information!!

We're heading to FL in September (6-20) and plan on going to IoA on at least one of the Sundays/Mondays, does anybody have any tips for what we should be doing? We're going to try and get there as early as we can and make a b-line for WWoHP as soon as we're let in but after that we're a bit stuck, obviously FJ is a must-do but other than that we're not entirely sure. I'd love your input!

Also, what's the quickest way to get there from the main gates, and what are the crowds normally like around September? We're fully prepared to be there all day, we're just wondering when's best to drop off to other areas of the park and do the other rides!
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you would have less crowds if you went on Sunday and not Monday.
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you would have less crowds if you went on Sunday and not Monday.
Why is that? I would think Monday would be less busy than Sunday. Is there something I am missing?
For our trip, I was thinking of doing Discovery Cove on Saturday, Sea World on Sunday, then US/IOA on Mon-Wed. Should I rethink this?
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Why is that? I would think Monday would be less busy than Sunday. Is there something I am missing?
For our trip, I was thinking of doing Discovery Cove on Saturday, Sea World on Sunday, then US/IOA on Mon-Wed. Should I rethink this?
many families travel sat/sun to the next sunday, which makes the parks not as crowded on sundays.

many travelers need to be home sometime on sunday if they have to go to work on monday.

at the motherland, Saturday is the busiest day of the week for the MK and right behind it is Monday.

same way for the darkside parks.
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Why is that? I would think Monday would be less busy than Sunday. Is there something I am missing?
For our trip, I was thinking of doing Discovery Cove on Saturday, Sea World on Sunday, then US/IOA on Mon-Wed. Should I rethink this?
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many families travel sat/sun to the next sunday, which makes the parks not as crowded on sundays.

many travelers need to be home sometime on sunday if they have to go to work on monday.

at the motherland, Saturday is the busiest day of the week for the MK and right behind it is Monday.

same way for the darkside parks.
Listen to macraven, I completely agree.

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Okay, what about Columbus weekend? Would that change things? Would it be better to do IOA on Sun & Sea World on Mon or keep it the way I had it since it's a holiday weekend?
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Last minute celebratory trip, first time to US. We are spending one night onsite to get the express pass and early entry, then have one day at IOA. If the posted opening time is 8 am, I assume we can enter WWoHP at 7 am. What time do we need to leave Royal Pacific to be there at opening? Will Olivander's be open that early? Any suggestions for a touring plan for WWoHP or IOA in general? DS7 is 48", so I don't think he'll have any restrictions. Neither of the kids like the jump out and grab you kind of rides (Dinosaur at WDW did NOT end well last year), but love thrill rides and other coasters.

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