The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. eddiemcgarrigle

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    Does IOA have a history of soft openings? I will be in Orlando until May 22nd and my wife is somewhat disappointed that she'll miss seeing the Wizarding World.

    So, what do you think the chance is of a soft opening?
     
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  3. Metro West

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    There's always a chance but remember...soft openings happen at various times w/o notice and could be open five minutes or five hours. You definately don't want to plan around a soft opening. I think there's a good chance but again...nothing is guaranteed.
     
  4. GrumpyFamilyof5

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    ok I hope this doesn't sound dumb, but what is a soft opening??:confused3
     
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    It's like a dress rehearsal where the rides are opened in test mode and park guests who are lucky enough to be there at the time can try out the attraction. Everything is in test mode so there is no schedule for testing.
     
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    Either way it's the same ride(s), just everyone wants to check out the Pott-Head theming inside the DD castle. I mean DD's theme has that scarish and awesome enough theme, especially the "Ice" room with the hanging knights.

    I'll see it to believe it when it comes to HP's theming being "darker". Now Forbidden Journey I can see that, not DD (DC).
     
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    I saw that the Dis has the link to the Grad Bash night at US and they are still advertising WWHOP will be available to them... any thoughts on that?
     
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    Yuck. That looks awful. Just watching it makes me sick to my stomach! :sick:
     
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    It isn't going to be anywhere that severe. We have to remember that we will be interacting with our surroundings and not just flipping around. If something moves towards you, you will move back, etc. The purpose of the arm is not to make you sick but to give you the feeling of appropriate response.

    There would be no point in spending kabazillions of dollars on scenery if you are not going to see any of it.

    There's no way I would ride that kuka arm at Legoland.
     
  11. Claire-Bear

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    That legoland one will be very different. That ride is specifically desgiend to throw you around. There's no scenery to it.
    In FJ, the point of the Kuka is to help immerse you in the scenery. Odds are likely we won't go upside down at all, just have some quick movements.

    Just to quote a post from Wizarding World forum:
    "I had a conversation with someone from media services this week, although they are not giving much away and advise to keep checking the web site, she did say that they hope to have something open at some point over the Easter period"
     
  12. RoadTripFanatic

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    I'm sure someone has posted this in the 90 pages but could someone tell me what they are saying is the grand opening date? Thanks!
     
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    There isn't one yet. Simply "Spring 2010"
     
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    Any number of different theories, but the Harry Potter vacation packages start on May 28, so that seems to be a probable date that it will be open. Many believe a soft opening before that date is likely. Nothing has been confirmed by Universal yet.
     
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    I'm surprised more people aren't talking about this. Is this an indicator that it will be open by April 23? Or will the Grad nights be a soft opening? They are advertising right on the Grad Nights attractions page that Harry Potter is one of the attractions. Of course, there is a disclaimer that rides can change, but at this point they have to know if it will be open at that time or not so I cant imagine they would advertise it if it wouldn't be open.

    http://www.universalorlando.com/Eve....html&expID=13-11203&contentID=13-11258&seq=2
     
  17. melly

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    after the RRnR debacle they will shy away from setting a date
     
  18. rpbert1

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    Did they not advertise the RRR on the Grad Bash last year, and we all know what happened to it.
     
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