The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. PAL_1

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    We'll be there this weekend. Oh, it looks ready to go. Not holding out much hope though. At the very least, we're thrilled that Dueling Dragons is open.
     
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  3. rie'smom

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    Is this going to be a thrill ride? Is there a comparison to any other rides? Sorry, I did a search but it didn't provide an answer.
     
  4. damo

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    We think it will be similar in intensity to the Mummy but no one is quite sure.
     
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    If you click on this link http://media.universalorlando.com/harrypotter/images.php?item=52 and then click on caption, it says this,

    Room of Requirement - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
    On Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey &#8211; the marquee attraction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter &#8211; guests will journey through iconic locations straight from the films, such as the Room of Requirement. This amazingly detailed scene is where guests board the groundbreaking ride and are drawn into the excitement and chaos of Harry&#8217;s life. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter &#8211; the only place in the world where the stories of Harry Potter will come to life &#8211; grand opens on June 18.
     
  6. atricks

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    Just checked it again, it's gone. Looks like another accidental (day) early leak. The big news leaked there is that date, June 18th. 2 days before the official end of spring on the 21st / summer solstice.
     
  7. Hedy

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    Word on the street (from what I've surmised) that it's most likely going to be a thrill ride with a free-moving arm on the car. Comparisons have also been made to "The Sum of all Thrills" at Epcot.
     
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    No way! So we have a date? I wonder what that means for the HP packages booked starting May 28, or am I misinterpreting this? :confused: I wonder if the atttractions will be open regular hours but the "Grand Opening" celebration will be June 18?
     
  9. rie'smom

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    Thank-you!
     
  10. damo

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    Well, that's what was posted on the media site. Interestingly, that page is not posted anymore. hmmmm


    I would think that you are correct in your interpretation.
     
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    Very interesting! Twenty four more hours and we will know for sure. :surfweb:
     
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    It's a pretty safe bet it's correct. They've released things accidentally early on that site before and pulled it.

    That's cutting it close for Spring 2010, two days later and the solstice/official start of summer hits.
     
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    :scared1: I want to ride it but no way if it will be that intense. Guess I'll have to wait for a youtube video to see.
     
  14. damo

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    I think it will be open before that but the Grand Opening Celebration will be June 18.
     
  15. Dawnee

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    I hope so as we'll be there on June 7th and 8th!! Would HATE to miss it by 10 days!
     
  16. scasta86

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    Why would they start offering Vacation Packages starting on May 28th?? I booked mine for June 2-6 and I will be very disapointed if it is not open by then. Anyone else have this predicament? Depending on what they announce tomorrow I might have to change my travel dates... But in the meantime, I'm just very confused.
     
  17. damo

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    There is a huge difference between Grand Opening and the ride being open. The Grand Opening is a ceremony that is held with celebrities. It happens quite a while after the ride is open.

    Don't worry about it. You will be fine. The Simpsons ride was in soft openings for weeks before the grand opening ceremony...so was the Mummy.
     
  18. Cdn Friends of Pooh

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    As Damo said, don't worry. The rides may be in "soft openings" but they most likely will be open when you're there. :thumbsup2
     
  19. johamna

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    i'll be in orlando may 22-29..cutting it close..hoping for soft opening !!:confused3
     
  20. Corbisblue

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    We're gonna be going the 2nd week in May (spending a day at the park). Looks like we're going to be missing the opening by a bit :( I doubt the it'll be open by the 2nd week of May. Here's for hoping!
     
  21. Momw/aplan

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    They better be open and fully functional before the 18th because we booked the Harry Potter package for June 14-16. We have reservations for breakfast at the Three Broomsticks on the 15th.

    They will be fielding some MAJOR complaints from me if it isn't all open by then. This is not a cheap vacation and WWOHP is the only reason we booked.
     
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