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Old 09-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #1051
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Yes they have postcards. Not cheap though. They even have stamps!

https://www.universalorlando.com/Mer...e-Postage.html

https://www.universalorlando.com/Mer...onery_Set.html

Make sure you have them stamp them in the Owl Post

http://www.jaunted.com/files/6193/2Hogsmeadestamp.jpg
Those postcards are perfect! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question and send those links. I know some people who will get a real kick out of receiving those cards in the mail with the Hogsmeade postmark on them! Thanks again!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #1052
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Those postcards are perfect! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question and send those links. I know some people who will get a real kick out of receiving those cards in the mail with the Hogsmeade postmark on them! Thanks again!
You may want to consider bringing your own postage from home though, unless you really want the Harry Potter postage stamps. From what I remember they cost around $20 for a sheet of them.

There is a (or at least was a year ago) a vending machine in the large gift shop near the front of Port of Entry where you can buy stamps. It still costs several dollars though. Last time we went I just brought my own stamps from home.

Oh! And there's a mailbox right outside Port of Entry (on your right as you're leaving I believe) where you can mail your postcards if you want to take them back to your room and write on them, post them, and then mail them later, rather than trying to fill them out during your Wizarding World time. You can just buy them in the Owl Post and get them stamped with the Owl Post mark on your way out of the park and then bring them back to mail on your way in the next morning. It worked out well for us doing it that way.

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #1053
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You may want to consider bringing your own postage from home though, unless you really want the Harry Potter postage stamps. From what I remember they cost around $20 for a sheet of them.

There is a (or at least was a year ago) a vending machine in the large gift shop near the front of Port of Entry where you can buy stamps. It still costs several dollars though. Last time we went I just brought my own stamps from home.

Oh! And there's a mailbox right outside Port of Entry (on your right as you're leaving I believe) where you can mail your postcards if you want to take them back to your room and write on them, post them, and then mail them later, rather than trying to fill them out during your Wizarding World time. You can just buy them in the Owl Post and get them stamped with the Owl Post mark on your way out of the park and then bring them back to mail on your way in the next morning. It worked out well for us doing it that way.

Have fun!
Thanks Mom w/APlan All good info. Unfortunately I'm coming from Canada so bringing stamps from home won't help! I don't think I'll have an opportunity to buy stamps outside of the park before we have our WWOHP day although that would be a suggestion for others. I am going to print out address labels before I leave so I don't have to write them by hand on the day, only need to write a short hello and then post. I figure I can do this when the family is on the rides I don't do ... coasters! FOUR MORE SLEEPS!
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #1054
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You may want to consider bringing your own postage from home though, unless you really want the Harry Potter postage stamps. From what I remember they cost around $20 for a sheet of them.

There is a (or at least was a year ago) a vending machine in the large gift shop near the front of Port of Entry where you can buy stamps. It still costs several dollars though. Last time we went I just brought my own stamps from home.

Oh! And there's a mailbox right outside Port of Entry (on your right as you're leaving I believe) where you can mail your postcards if you want to take them back to your room and write on them, post them, and then mail them later, rather than trying to fill them out during your Wizarding World time. You can just buy them in the Owl Post and get them stamped with the Owl Post mark on your way out of the park and then bring them back to mail on your way in the next morning. It worked out well for us doing it that way.

Have fun!
Me again, with my postcard questions. Seems pretty trivial. You can tell we're down to THREE sleeps when there is nothing left to plan or question more interesting than stamps. I checked out those stamps that Mom w/A Plan gave the link for and noticed they are .46 which made me think that is probably for mailing w/in the US, and all my cards are going to Canada. Sooooo I checked the US postal site and yup, I'll require $1.10 postage per card so yeah, no way I'm buying those sheets of Hogwarts stamps that cost $15... I need two! I would if I had to, but I'd rather spend the money on something else! I will be landing the night before we go to WWOHP, is there somewhere open at night that sells stamps ... in Canada we can get them at Shoppers Drugmart, so thinking maybe somewhere in US sells them after hours too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #1055
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I will be landing the night before we go to WWOHP, is there somewhere open at night that sells stamps ... in Canada we can get them at Shoppers Drugmart, so thinking maybe somewhere in US sells them after hours too.
The 24-hour Walgreens at 6201 International Drive sells stamp booklets. This location is at I-Drive and Universal Blvd., very close to the Universal parks. However, I'd assume that they sell books of first-class stamps only and not postcard stamps. My experience has been that you need to visit an official U.S. Post Office or Post Office "substation" (as opposed to just a retailer that carries stamps) in order to get the specific stamp denomination that you require. Still, if you can get by with 46-cent stamps, the Walgreens does have convenience going for it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:00 PM   #1056
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Thanks Michess Guy ... even if I have to put 3 x .46 stamps on per card I am still saving money over buying the stamps from Universal. This seems like my best option so far.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #1057
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I believe the WalMart SuperCenters, of which there are at least a couple not faraway, sell stamp booklets. If they don't have them at the checkouts, you may need to go to customer service to get them, but they should have them. If you will need $1.10 per postcard, you might as well use the regular stamps and not postcard stamps anyway. You will just need to put multiples and will end up spending a little more than the $1.10 per card. Have a great trip!
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #1058
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I believe the WalMart SuperCenters, of which there are at least a couple not faraway, sell stamp booklets. If they don't have them at the checkouts, you may need to go to customer service to get them, but they should have them. If you will need $1.10 per postcard, you might as well use the regular stamps and not postcard stamps anyway. You will just need to put multiples and will end up spending a little more than the $1.10 per card. Have a great trip!
Hurrah. This works out well as we plan to hit Walmart after we land for bottled water etc. And yes, I was just going to stick 3x.46 on the cards as it is not worth the bother for a few cents to take time out of our vacay to track down a US Postal office. I'd just forget about sending postcards if that was the case.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #1059
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I hope someone can answer this question. We are staying at Disney and busing over to Universal. I want to buy a lot of merchandise from WWOHP. Does anyone know if the park has a way to ship it home for me? I heard Universal will ship it for a fee but I don't know if its true or where to go in the park. Help please.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #1060
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Does anyone know what the crowd levels are like at IoA and Wizarding World in mid-October (not a Halloween party night)? We're trying to decide which day we want to do IoA (staying on-site at Disney all week).

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:24 PM   #1061
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Does anyone know what the crowd levels are like at IoA and Wizarding World in mid-October (not a Halloween party night)? We're trying to decide which day we want to do IoA (staying on-site at Disney all week).

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For mid October, Monday and Tuesday would be fine for both parks for day guests.
I am at the dark side now and wait times are good for regular lines.
I am staying onsite and express this afternoon had no wait's really.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:04 AM   #1063
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I am a ride chicken as well as terrified of spiders. Will probably use chicken exit.

If you have an express pass do you still go through the main queue? Is the castle tour a separate attraction or is that just the name of the queuing area?

Also, any other ride chickens who rode this (and lived to tell the tale) who could share there feelings? Would you do it again?

Any comparisons to WDW rides?
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:31 AM   #1064
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There's no express pass for that ride, but the castle tours allows you too see almost everything in the regular queue without the wait.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #1065
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I tried doing a search, but it doesn't seem to come up -- so forgive me if this is answered somewhere in this thread. But does anyone know when the addition to the HP park is opening? Thanks
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