The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. Priorityonecb

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    In terms of themeing, are you all looking forward to eating at The Great Hall or Three Broomsticks? I was just looking at the menu's. Both would work just fine for our family. Somehow the Great Hall themeing seems more appealing. Are you all picking one or the other (and why), or doing both?
     
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  3. Magpie

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    The Great Hall? I haven't heard about this - just the Three Broomsticks. Where are you looking at menus? Can I have a link?
     
  4. damo

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    There is no Great Hall as a restaurant. The Three Broomsticks is the only eatery in the Wizarding World.
     
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    So embarrasing! LOL I googled Three Broomsticks menu and it pulled up a list of places to eat (including pretzel stands, icecream kiosks) etc and I figured it was Universal's whole listing. Apparently it was some imaginary theme park online!! :rolleyes1 Sorry! Feeling like an idiot right now...
     
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    Too funny. Someone else posted something like that too, so you're not the only one!!!
     
  8. FINFAN

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    I am wondering the same thing....we do not have a "package" but a room only ressie that *appears* to qualify us entry to WWOHP in early June. Logically, I cannot imagine not doing soft openings, practice runs etc of FJ prior ot the GO...that would just be insanity, however, I agree with the others who have mentioned perhaps JK Rowling has some pretty specific thoughts on how this is all going to occur and if she says no pictures, no FJ until 6/18...then there will be no pictures and no FJ until 6/18. However, the reports of other celebs from the movie being there this week, to me, means they are gonna ride FJ, and pictures are going to be taken. The next week should be pretty informative, I think. ( thi it is probably wishful thinking)
     
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    We too will be there in ealy June with room only- not a package. I am hoping that even if we can't ride FJ that we will be able to go thru the line and see all the rest. But, it goes without saying that I am hoping to get to do it all! And FJ may be a robocoaster, not a rollercoaster, but it is surely a thrill ride!
     
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    I'd tend to agree with you -- I feel that the "having to save some things until the grand opening" was more a public relations line than anything else so they wouldn't get all kinds of questions about it. I'd be very surprised if package holders as well as the general public don't get to soft open Forbidden Journey starting end of next week.
     
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    Lildamo- you give us all such hope!:love:
     
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    I'm getting really nervous reading about how small the shops are. Does not sound like it's going to be a good shopping experience at all.:sad2:
     
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    Unless you get in before June 18.....;)
     
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    That would be me, lol!! :blush:
     
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    I think mostly they are saying that Olivander's is really small. It has to be to maintain the atmosphere since you will experiencing the wand choosing.
     
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    I don't mind if the shops are small I can be patient...But then again I'm going the wk after grand opening...hopefully the crowds won't be as bad as predicited...I can dream...
     
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    I agree Olivander's has to be kept smaller; but I don't think that's the store that is at the end of the FJ ride is it? What is mainly making me nervous is this passage in the blog about the Pow Wow tour:

    We weren’t shown the loading area or the ride vehicles; rather we were escorted down what I took to be either the chicken exit or VIP entrance (it has stairs, but I’m pretty sure I saw an elevator there too) and into the store. They could not have made this store any smaller and expected it to handle the flow of guests. It could barely handle the few guests who were in there at the time. It’s a huge congestion point. No one is going to have time or space to shop. They’ll be jostled by everyone just trying to make it to the exit.
     
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    No, that is the Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods. I can sure see that being a problem if it is too small. We'll have to wait and see!
     
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    TMs aren't even allowed to ride Forbidden Journey during their previews...
     
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    No but package holders are being promised to experience everything end of next week --- May 28. So that should include FJ.
     
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