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Old 06-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #766
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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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I would leave half an hour before. It will take you 10 minutes to walk there and they usually open the gates 15 minutes early.

FJ is really the only jump out and grab you type of ride, but it is a must do.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #767
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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?
this will be my 6th year at the darkside during that time period.

monday will have the crowds by noontime.

since it is no longer summertime, monday crowds will not be at that same intensity.

there are some states that businesses do not give that monday off work.

ioa won't be bad on sunday.
the studios will start seeing crowds around 3ish due to hhn that evening.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #768
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Size?

I know when FJ first opened they had to turn some people away due to size constraints. My nephew traveling with us this summer is really excited about FJ but I'm concerned that size-wise he will be turned away. Before I even mention it, is there a place where I can find what measurements "pass"?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #769
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I know when FJ first opened they had to turn some people away due to size constraints. My nephew traveling with us this summer is really excited about FJ but I'm concerned that size-wise he will be turned away. Before I even mention it, is there a place where I can find what measurements "pass"?
This thread is all about who fits and who doesn't. http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post45332295

I read it all the way through when I was worried and found it helpful.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #770
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This thread is all about who fits and who doesn't. http://www.disboards.com/showthread....5#post45332295

I read it all the way through when I was worried and found it helpful.
Thank you!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:39 AM   #771
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I'm planning to go either the 30th or 31st of July this year. What day would be better? I'm planning to do both parks in a day and use single rider all the time. Been to the park 10+ times so I'm well aware of the layout
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:50 AM   #772
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I'm planning to go either the 30th or 31st of July this year. What day would be better? I'm planning to do both parks in a day and use single rider all the time. Been to the park 10+ times so I'm well aware of the layout
There won't be much of a difference between those days...Tuesday might be a little lighter but not by much. Just go on which ever day suits your schedule more.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #773
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Hi All. I've been reading through the thread and everyone is most helpful!

I understand that Sundays are usually the best/least crowded days to go. Is there a 2nd best day? Our trip is mid September (16-21). TIA!
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I want to get a wand but I don't want to see the show at Olivanders, Where should I go?
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you don't have to see the show in order to buy a wand.

the shop has another entrance.

go inside to make your purchase.
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Hi All. I've been reading through the thread and everyone is most helpful!

I understand that Sundays are usually the best/least crowded days to go. Is there a 2nd best day? Our trip is mid September (16-21). TIA!
Sorry didn't see this sooner. Sunday is good, as is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Avoid Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays if possible.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #777
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I want to get a wand but I don't want to see the show at Olivanders, Where should I go?
Yes, what macraven said. You can also get wands near the Flight of the Hippogriff ride and at Islands of Adventure Trading Company (at the Port of Entry).
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #778
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Question Crowd levels 1st week of November

Hubby and I are going to UO for the 1st time November 4-7 mainly to see WWoHP (had 1 day at universal only about 15 years ago!). We are not staying on site, how bad will the crowds be for HP and any tips for negotiating the parks? (We don't do big rollercoasters ever. So duellling dragons is not on our list). I have reservations for breakfast at The Three broomsticks on November 6. How many days do you think it will take us to see everything, if we want to go back to WWoHP several times?
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Hubby and I are going to UO for the 1st time November 4-7 mainly to see WWoHP (had 1 day at universal only about 15 years ago!). We are not staying on site, how bad will the crowds be for HP and any tips for negotiating the parks? (We don't do big rollercoasters ever. So duellling dragons is not on our list). I have reservations for breakfast at The Three broomsticks on November 6. How many days do you think it will take us to see everything, if we want to go back to WWoHP several times?
Early November should see light crowds. Two days should be enough if you're not doing the thrill coasters, and add a third if you want to go back and redo all your favorites.
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