The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. Indy Denise

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    I have e-mailed too. Several times in fact. If Universal does not respond soon I am going to spam the words " soft opening " to them :laughing:

    Really, this is nerve racking. Do I cancel and rebook ? Do I do nothing and just pray?

    I need some Prozac..:scared1:
     
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  3. Poly-Anna

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    I spoke to a rep who assured me that our onsite, room only reservation we had booked back in January for 5/26 - 5/31 would be honored for admittance to WWoHP. At this point if we were allowed in once on Memorial Day weekend I would be happy. We love PBH and Universal offers so much more than just one section of a park that I am not changing our reservations to go at a later date. It probably will be much less crowded during our visit anyway. So I can't wait, and I'll report to all when I return. :banana:
     
  4. shl1108

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    You could be the first set in! Good luck and can't wait to hear about it!
     
  5. si-am

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    We are planning a family trip to Universal/Disney in December. My 63 year old mom is a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and totally psyched about the Wizarding World.

    She is not a coaster person, or a fast ride person. Any idea about how "scary" the Forbidden Journey thing is? Is it a dark ride? Coaster? I've Googled and Googled and can't find any info on it.
     
  6. shl1108

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    I read somewhere that you go in and "sit on a magical bench". So, it doesn't sound coaster like. I've also heard it might be similar to Soaring California where you are in an imax like theatre (perhaps moving) and feeling like you are in the movie, or flying along with the characters.
     
  7. lildamo

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    The ride seats are "enchanted benches"...which are attached to robotic arms that promise to push, pull, drop, lift, etc. you and your ride vehicle. The height restriction is 48" (the same as The Mummy, which is an indoor roller coaster mixed with dark ride scenes), so it is definitely a thrill ride. Not a roller coaster, but your robotic arm will move from room to room, narrowly escape a dragon, a full-sized Whomping Willow, etc. There will be aspects of filmed technology, but much of it is being done with full-size animatronics.

    So yes, you sit on a bench, but that bench does throw you around quite a bit from all reports :cool1:
     
  8. shl1108

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    Ya, well if its like the Indiana Jones Ride in Disneyland, where you sit in a "car bench" HOLD ON!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U-h...D506354AB&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3
     
  9. englishrose47

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    I hate coasters BUT Love Soarin' sooooo that sounds doable for me and by the way I am also 63 !!!!!:banana:
     
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    More than Dinasaur at AK!!!???
     
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    Virgin Holidays (in teh UK) have announced that even though the Grand Opening is not until 18th June - anyone who has booked or does book a package from May 28 - Jun 17th will still get access to WWHP
     
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  14. Don Pacho

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    I think it is going to be a type G3 robocoaster moving 360º and on a track.
    (Disney's is type G1). The following report says G2 but the G2 moves on a steady track and the G3 moves on a continuous track


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  15. Rags

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    That looks amazing!!! Imagine it with the Harry Potter Special Affects!!!:banana:
     
  16. sammielynn

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    I wonder if you could upgrade to a annual pass at the park and get into WWoHP?
     
  17. damo

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    Nothing has been announced for passholders yet. But you can definitely upgrade and get into passholder events.
     
  18. sammielynn

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    Then that might just be my backup plan. It really wouldn't cost that much more for the upgrade. If they happen to be open our week in mid-May for pass holders, we will become pass holders.
     
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    We purchased the Kroger $89 tickets, would it be possible to upgrade these to an AP and if so how would we do it? If we could do it, we could possibly keep our May 19-24 reservation if an AP preview was available.
     
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    Yes, just go to guest services when you get there. Also, because you are a Georgia resident, I think the AP's are cheaper for you. Make sure you ask!
     
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    :woohoo:Thanks! This gives me hope and another excuse to visit again.
     
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