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Old 07-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #811
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Is three broomsticks a sit down reasturaunt or do you order at the counter. I really love Harry Potter but I don't have time to have to wait for food. Are there any good counter reasturaunt?
you enter the line into the building.
stand in that line until it is your turn to go to the order counter/station.
you order at the counter.
you pick up your order at another counter.

then, a TM will take you to a table which is a good thing.
you don't have to seek one out by yourself.

food orders go quickly.
last year it was only about a 5 minute wait for my food to be ready.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #812
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you enter the line into the building.
stand in that line until it is your turn to go to the order counter/station.
you order at the counter.
you pick up your order at another counter.

then, a TM will take you to a table which is a good thing.
you don't have to seek one out by yourself.

food orders go quickly.
last year it was only about a 5 minute wait for my food to be ready.
So would I get my food within 15 minutes?
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So would I get my food within 15 minutes?
You should but there's no guarantee. Unless the place was slammed, I see no reason you'd have to wait 15 minutes for food.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #814
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First, I'd really like to thank, MesaBoy and Macraven for all the great info. I've lurked on this site for my trip to IOA last year and as a result had no issues with where to go and what to do. All worked great! We're going back again in 3 weeks and will this time stay on site to get early entry. Could not get my gang to stand in the sun for an hour for Olivander's. And since it was August who could blame them. Did eat lunch @ 1130 at 3 broomsticks. Went on a Wednesday. Only took 10 minutes to get food and the BEST thing is a TM finds the table. Thanks Again!
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:24 PM   #815
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red rose now that you are a pro with the darkside, you'll have a greater experience in the parks for the second visit.


i think you will enjoy staying onsite!
you can sleep in a bit more each morning and still get to the gate before early entry begins.

you will love having unlimited usage of the express lines.
if you need a break in the early afternoon, go back to the resort and hit the pool for an hour.

you'll still have plenty of day left to return to the park for more rides and fun.

do return to parry hotter in the last hour the park is open.
it is beautiful all lit up in the evening.
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So would I get my food within 15 minutes?
nasscar, if the line to the podium inside is full, it could be a 3 minute wait for you to get to the head of the line.

at that point, you will be directed to the ordering station.
in october, they had 2 registers open for the guests.

i would say it could be done within a minute if you know what you want and don't have to study the menu again.

once the order has been placed, it does not take long to pick it up from the station to your left.

since the menu is basic, they continually are grilling, cooking, making the main entrees.
it could be platted within a few minutes.

i went twice last october to the 3 B's.
it did not take much of my park time at all.

on the short side. count on 5 minutes.
on the long side, could be 10 by the time you sit down at a table to eat.

if you go at the off hours, you won't see lines at the podium.
one day i went at 3:00 and was sitting by 3:05.
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First, I'd really like to thank, MesaBoy and Macraven for all the great info. I've lurked on this site for my trip to IOA last year and as a result had no issues with where to go and what to do. All worked great! We're going back again in 3 weeks and will this time stay on site to get early entry. Could not get my gang to stand in the sun for an hour for Olivander's. And since it was August who could blame them. Did eat lunch @ 1130 at 3 broomsticks. Went on a Wednesday. Only took 10 minutes to get food and the BEST thing is a TM finds the table. Thanks Again!
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Im going to Orlando for the first time in November during Thanksgiving week. I will be staying at Disney for the majority of the trip but i want to take two days out to go to Universal and IOA to go WWOHP. I know its going to be busy which ever day i go but when do you think would be slightly more manageable.
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Im going to Orlando for the first time in November during Thanksgiving week. I will be staying at Disney for the majority of the trip but i want to take two days out to go to Universal and IOA to go WWOHP. I know its going to be busy which ever day i go but when do you think would be slightly more manageable.
The further away from Thanksgiving Day the better. Maybe Sunday before might be best, if that an option for you.
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How durable are the wands? I know this sounds silly but if you play with the wands will they be likely to break? My son likes to play with the wands I buy lol.
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How durable are the wands? I know this sounds silly but if you play with the wands will they be likely to break? My son likes to play with the wands I buy lol.
I've read a couple of reports a while ago of broken wands. They are made of resin.
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I've read a couple of reports a while ago of broken wands. They are made of resin.
So if my son whacks it against the wall will it split in two? Is so I'm putting an alarm on my case
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So if my son whacks it against the wall will it split in two? Is so I'm putting an alarm on my case
I'd say that's very possible.
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So if my son whacks it against the wall will it split in two? Is so I'm putting an alarm on my case
Defintely. My son dropped his on our kitchen floor as he was taking it out of the box to show me and it broke in two.
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Defintely. My son dropped his on our kitchen floor as he was taking it out of the box to show me and it broke in two.
Oh god. The thought of things I love breaking makes me feel sick. Like my 3DS or HDTV.
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