The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. DCDisney

    DCDisney On my way...

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    No doubt there will be soft openings days and weeks before the big grand opening event though....
     
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  3. Natasha&Matt

    Natasha&Matt <font color=royalblue>I fancy Prince Eric<br><font

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    Really hope its open sometime in between 3rd-28th May lol
     
  4. ashleighbass06

    ashleighbass06 DIS Veteran

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    :banana:I am SO excited there is finally going to be a Harry Potter theme park. I am going to Orlando in March and I am hoping it will be open!
     
  5. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

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    It is a park within a park actually.
     
  6. Don Pacho

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

     
  9. Don Pacho

    Don Pacho Uncle Frank

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    For those who don't remember, this is what the castle used to look like:



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  10. coasterfiend

    coasterfiend Mouseketeer

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    Love seeing palm trees next to Hogwarts!!!

    Can't wait until June:cool1:
     
  11. spima3

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    So what is the best guess? WWHP fully open and operational by June 1?

    I would rather go in early June than mid August, but it really is dependant on WWHP. I need planning time, so that means I need to start now for June! :)
     
  12. the Dark Marauder

    the Dark Marauder <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=green

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    That would be a very safe guess.

    Another safe guess would be to rule out March. I cannot post the reasons why online. Let's just say *I* won't even be able to ride it by then. :darth:
     
  13. rie'smom

    rie'smom <font color=green>"Always let your conscience be y

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    Darth, please tell me that we'll all be at Hogwarts by April 28th.
     
  14. Tadsgirl

    Tadsgirl Obsessed Studio Ghibli Fan

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    How is the first week in December?
    That's what we are planning on.
     
  15. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    Historically...the first part of December is slow but with the crowds WWoHP will be bringing...who knows?
     
  16. trstno1

    trstno1 Never look back darling. It detracts from the now.

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    Hey Darth,

    Can you say how you are in a position to know, without giving too much away. I am going to Clearwater Beach in March, and I am trying to decide on a side trip to Orlando.

    Thanks!
     
  17. 52plan4

    52plan4 Mouseketeer

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    Keeping our fingers, arms, toes and eyes crossed for some sort of access while we are there April 12-16!

    What can you tell me about what a soft opening typically involves?:confused3

    Is it reasonable to hold out hope that we may participate in a soft opening during our April visit if the grand opening hoopla takes place the end of May-please give me your educated speculations-we cannot make another family trip for at least 2+ years.`
     
  18. 52plan4

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    Also fogot to ask-Would staying on site increase our odds in any way of participating in some sort of preview? We will be staying at RPR :banana:
     
  19. SmallWorld71

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    Just got our park passes from AAA. WooHoo!:banana: They still have the special: it was $95 for 7 consecutive days if anyone is looking for them.

    Also, finally saw the HP exhibit at the Museum of Scienc (Boston). It was fantastic! If anyone is going to be in the Boston area before Feb. 21st, it is a must see for Potter fans.:thumbsup2

    Thanks for all the picture updates. :goodvibes
     
  20. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    Probably not for a soft opening.

    A soft opening is when the new attraction is opened sporadically for guests who just happen to be in the area at the time. There is no schedule for soft openings and they can end at any time. To say it's a "hit or miss" is an understatement.
     
  21. yaytezIOA

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    I had heard that the hours extend in March and April, but that ends up being Spring Break. Someone else was convinced we'd have a soft opening then.
    The more I think about it, the less I think they'll soft open it. They have to nail this out of the park. It will be the whole experience or nothin.
    That being said, another photo update.
    On one hand it makes sense to soft open, to get reaction and to make sure its working properly and to train....on the other hand, so much is riding on this they can't afford any bad reviews from people who dont know its just "in rehearsals".
     
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