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Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by Caribbeanprincess, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. The COH

    The COH Earning My Ears

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    im going june 23rd so i hope it is open. If it is ill i have to convince my friends to go to it. Im a Harry potter fan and they like twilight. :sad2:
     
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  3. Mouse Skywalker

    Mouse Skywalker <font color=green>The Force is strong with this Po

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  4. yaytezIOA

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    I dont think anyone is right for assuming anything at this point. It's going to be a KukaRobo Coaster, but as was said in the conference, it's far from a coaster. There was no mention on whether or not it is going to be 3d, or just simulator screens or what. I think, personally, it will be worth seeing at least once. But I would wait until either later in the summer, or early fall. Definately do not do it the first couple of weeks it's open. The rumor is that they just ordered 100 oil lamps for the attraction....just for the attraction, not the land. There were photos of giant stone snake heads. I'm thinking this will be a big mix of existing technology in ways that we have never seen. Musion maybe?
    I'm one of the biggest critics of this project because they destroyed my lost continent. I loved that whole area, but I am very excited to see this world come to life. I think everyone should be...even if you're a disney fan.
    I was invited to the webcast as well...here's my take on it.
     
  5. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    Remember there is the rest of the park to do. This Wizarding World is part of Islands of Adventure that has 5 other Islands and many, many other rides. When you pay to get into Islands of Adventure you get to go on all the rides in the park. It is like Fantasyland or Frontierland. If you don't like getting wet on Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom, there is still a lot for you to do.
     
  6. Purseval

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    I still go to Magic Kingdom even though my kids outgrew the Dumbo ride 15 years ago. Do you really think IOA won't be worth a visit just because you don't like one ride in Harry Potter?
     
  7. mmmears

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    Where did the blah blah blah come from -- or did you change my words when you quoted?

    I have no interest in going to IOA -- the only thing that may draw my family in is Harry Potter.

    You sound like that might offend you...:confused3
     
  8. ireland_nicole

    ireland_nicole <font color=green>No brainer- the fairy wins it<br

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    They're closing toontown, radically expanding fantasyland, and revamping star tours at DHS. you can get more info on the theme parks boards.
     
  9. picktails

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    This has me SO excited - I'm going to look into booking for Jersey Week 2010. Maybe I can make it an early surprise for DS 18th birthday! He's read all the books 4 TIMES!!

    And to the issue of there only being 3 attractions, I believe the developers get it - real HP fans will just want to immerse themselves in the fantasy world. At least for me, it's more about shopping for really authentic souveniers and feeling as if you're actually at Hogwarts/Hogsmead!
     
  10. Metro West

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    I hope the new ride will be available to all...I can't ride coasters anymore so I'm very excited about Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. I just hope it's not too intense that I can't ride it.
     
  11. damo

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    Those who can't ride may still want to do the queue. According to IOA Central, the queue will have 8 rooms from Hogwarts.
     
  12. ireland_nicole

    ireland_nicole <font color=green>No brainer- the fairy wins it<br

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    Hey all, I'm sure you all got this too, but it came into my inbox and I thought I'd post the video link. The beginning is what we've all seen on youtube, etc. but keep watching and after what seems to be the end, there's a full webcast including the Art Director, Show producer, Tom Felton, and there's lots more info. Just in case anybody didn't get it, here it is:
    http://www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/first_look_uo2.html
     
  13. patster734

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  14. fanoforlando

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    yeah i got the same thing in my inbox

    http://www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/index.html?__source=email.hp.flous.9152009
     
  15. Running_Bell

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    Wow.... I cannot wait for this to open. I am going to Universal for the first time next month.... I will be going back again for this in 2010.

    I wonder will this be part of Islands of Adventure... or a separate ticketed area.

    Thanks for all the great info.
     
  16. damo

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    It is part of Islands of Adventure. You do not have to pay to get into that area. You pay once to get into the park.
     
  17. JackandSally79

    JackandSally79 Growing old but not up

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    I can't wait!! I am hoping it's mid May because we are already booked at DVC.
     
  18. xipetotec

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    I know what you mean. Not that I have much hope that it WILL in fact be open by March 2010 ( when we will be down ), but it sure would be nice to know that for a fact.
     
  19. damo

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    Summer officially begins towards the end of June, so them saying Spring gives them quite a bit of leeway. I'd be surprised if it was open by March. We were there a few weeks ago and from what we could see there is still a really, really long way to go.
     
  20. xipetotec

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    I agree, but I can still hope :goodvibes ....
     
  21. ready4mouse

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    I'm really hoping if they're confident enough to say "spring" that they may even be ready for some soft openings prior to that... We're going down at the end of April and I keep telling the kids not to be disappointed if it's not open, but I think I'M the one that needs to be reminded of that more than them!;) But, I'm secretly REALLY hoping that it'll be open in April!!!!
     
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