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Old 08-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Best Place/Time to get ButterBeer!

I am looking for suggestions on the best time and place to get Butter Beer. We intend on getting to the park first thing in the morning on a Sunday. Also, frozen or regular?
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Get it in the Hogs Head. I like the cold but more people seem to like the frozen.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Definitely the hogs head, or if you want food as well, the three broomsticks :D

And definitely frozen IMO

I tried both, and even had the regular again at the Harry potter studio tour in London, and I find the regular butter beer a bit too sickly
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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you can get the aaa/aph discount for the BB if you go inside hogs head.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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Get it in the Hogs Head. I like the cold but more people seem to like the frozen.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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I prefer cold but everyone else I know goes with frozen
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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yup, go into Hog's Head.

First time I had them we tried both. When I pushed the straw through the creamy topping some sort of weird reaction occurred and the drink basically exploded and half of it landed in the queue outside Olivanders. Talk about a mess. That really rather soured me to the non-frozen one. I also find it sweeter, so I prefer frozen.

Oh, forgot to say, as to when, in the queue for Olivanders, or just before leaving to sip on the walk back to the resort. uldn't want all that sweet stuff shaking around inside during FJ, dragons, hulk etc.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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yep, go to hog's head, but DON'T TELL ANYONE ELSE...I like that its quiet and peaceful in there usually
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #9
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yup, go into Hog's Head.

First time I had them we tried both. When I pushed the straw through the creamy topping some sort of weird reaction occurred and the drink basically exploded and half of it landed in the queue outside Olivanders. Talk about a mess. That really rather soured me to the non-frozen one. I also find it sweeter, so I prefer frozen.

Oh, forgot to say, as to when, in the queue for Olivanders, or just before leaving to sip on the walk back to the resort. uldn't want all that sweet stuff shaking around inside during FJ, dragons, hulk etc.
Haha....yah, no straws.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #10
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I am one of those that prefers frozen. Regular seems to me like having a cream soda...

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Check on the backside of the outdoor butterbeer barrel too. People are supposed to line up on both sides but we've caught the thing with everyone lined up on one side and virtually no one in the other line.

Also, another vote for frozen.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Last year I went in August and the queues were huge was literally a mile long so me and my friend went into the three broomsticks it was packed however we sat outside was lovely and a waitress came over and we bought two butter beers in the souvenir cups, turns out I didn't really like butter beer :P and the waitress could tell when I tasted it and she took it away and gave me a brand new cup and another pint of Harry potter lemonade for me instead for free she was a lovely woman and everyone was friendly in the three broomsticks and we got served right away so win win. Hope this helped
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Last year I went in August and the queues were huge was literally a mile long so me and my friend went into the three broomsticks it was packed however we sat outside was lovely and a waitress came over and we bought two butter beers in the souvenir cups, turns out I didn't really like butter beer :P and the waitress could tell when I tasted it and she took it away and gave me a brand new cup and another pint of Harry potter lemonade for me instead for free she was a lovely woman and everyone was friendly in the three broomsticks and we got served right away so win win. Hope this helped
This post confuses me. Three Broomsticks and Hogshead are counter service.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #14
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yep, go to hog's head, but DON'T TELL ANYONE ELSE...I like that its quiet and peaceful in there usually


We like frozen too. Regular was just ok to us. But one shared is enough......... especially before Duelling Dragons
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We like frozen too. Regular was just ok to us. But one shared is enough......... especially before Duelling Dragons
I like both...I tried both once (NO, I didn't finish both!) and liked regular VERY VERY slightly...it was also February....I'm sure in August I'd prefer Frozen!!

Anyway, I do recommend having it AFTER riding Dragon Challenge AND Fobridden Journey as both of them can get your stomach churning by themselves.
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