The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. Wilsonfamily4

    Wilsonfamily4 DIS Veteran

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    I just watched the first one over Memorial Day weekend when they ran all of them, except The Half-Blood Prince. I am now a HUGE fan. I have now read each book at least twice and seen all movies now out at least 4 times. :) Some of that is because I have kids that really enjoy the first one so we watch that once every few weeks. I had no desire to go Universal but now am trying to convince family to go WDW so I can check out Harry potter one day. :)
     
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  3. enchantingodin

    enchantingodin You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself

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    Well yes of course. But I think there should have at least been a little in the 'corners' if you will... Seems so unrealistic.
     
  4. La2kw

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    It's spring, not winter in Hogsmeade, so the snow on the ground has melted already, or been "trodden" as previously posted. If there was snow on the ground, it would have to be alot of snow since Hogsmeade is located in Scotland.
     
  5. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of USA Today


    Harry Potter helps Orlando hotels hike rates for first time in two years




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    Harry Potter's working his magic on Orlando hotels.

    The buzz about the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios is fueling Orlando visits - and hotel rates, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Some hotels are so full that they're hiking rates for the first time in two years, the story says.

    "We're definitely inching up on our rates," John Parkinson, general manager of the Embassy Suites on International Drive, tells the paper. "Summer looks great."

    New statistics from hotel industry tracker Smith Travel Research indicate that Orlando-area hotels filled 66.1% of rooms in June, up 4.2% from a year earlier, the Sentinel reports. The average rate also increased, though to a lesser extent. The average daily room rate of $91 rose 2.1%, marking the first year-over-year boost in Orlando since June 2008, the paper says.

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been drawing large crowds since unofficial previews began in late May, the story says. The attraction official opened on June 18.

    Hotels on Universal Studios property - including the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - have also seen a bump in business since the Harry Potter attraction opened, the story says.




    Source: http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/p...ke-rates-for-first-time-in-two-years/100437/1



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  6. bubba's mom

    bubba's mom <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=darko

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    I can certainly see that ^

    Last weekend, every room onsite was sold out.

    That said....we stayed at PBH the cheapest we've EVER stayed there (on AP rate)... $179/$199. Guess they didn't raise the AP rate?
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  7. mjohnson96

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    Don't jinx us, waiting for the rates to come out for February 2011 still :)
     
  8. bubba's mom

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    sorry
     
  9. swwake

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  11. Cdn Friends of Pooh

    Cdn Friends of Pooh Certified Mousejunkie

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    Plus, correct me if I'm wrong, but it has stopped/broken down numerous times over the past couple of months :confused3
     
  12. bjakmom

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    1st - I hope everyone was OK . . . 2nd - I hope there was a picture crazy DISer there who got us some pics of the 'inside' of the ride with their cell phone while they were being evacuated;)!
     
  13. nhrenee

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    Haha! I thought the same thing:

    Omg-hope everyone's ok. Oh, wonder if anyone took inside pictures.
     
  14. bubba's mom

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    no...you ain't wrong sista! :sad2:
     
  15. ChrisFL

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    Probably about as much as Spiderman broke down when it first opened, or Test Track when it did.
     
  16. damo

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    I am actually surprised how consistent FJ has been! It's been a great opening.
     
  17. Don Pacho

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  18. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of hatetofly, Orlando United
    http://www.orlandounited.com

     
  19. diberry

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    Please can you tell me where to find the photos section. I've seen some really wonderful photos posted on this board from http://www.orlandounited.com but I can't find the photos on that website. Please help as we go next week and I want to see as many photos as I possibly can.
     
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  21. traceycooper

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    we check into RPR next week - just wanted to ask about the early entry for guests, we are their for 5 days - will we get early entry every day??
     
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