The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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  1. HufflepuffMudblood

    HufflepuffMudblood Entranced and Enchanted by Magic

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    How do you guys expect the wand will choose you?:wizard:
    Other than the most expensive wand will become yours in most cases, what do you think will happen?
    I've heard that they've supposed to be using cutting-edge technology, but I was wondering about your theories.
     
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  3. damo

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    I would imagine that the seller will suggest a wand and you will try to cast a spell of some sort with it. The spell won't quite work for several wands and then all of a sudden it will and there will be special effects that are dazzling.
     
  4. HufflepuffMudblood

    HufflepuffMudblood Entranced and Enchanted by Magic

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    SWEET! :hyper::wizard:
     
  5. HufflepuffMudblood

    HufflepuffMudblood Entranced and Enchanted by Magic

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    I can't believe it, moving pictures, filmed uhhh....film?, wands, cloaks...
    It's like a dream I had once.... (lol)
    Expect me to have pictures and reviews of what happened, and most likely a video with some other people with "the mysterious ticking noise". If not, then I'll be!
    Plus with the frog chorus, this should be epic.
    Going on the 5-10th of June.
    Yes, it will be expensive, but I'll most likely have a Hufflepuff house robe set and a quiddich set and a wand.
    Plus I've got to get something for a friend of mine who's pretty jealous. I wish I could get her a wand, but it appears that would not work.
    For some reason, she wants cockroach clusters instead. *pretends that she's not gonna get her a bag full of vomit flavored only every flavor beans*

    Speaking of which, kinda offtopic, but the grape jelly and the grass flavored ones are the best! And so are the Drooble's best blowing gum....

    I might get a pair of quiddich goggles just so I can wear them all about! :laughing:

    Wonder what the remembralls will be like...

    Anyways, back on topic. Last time I went to universal, they had only the iron wringings of the castle up, and you wouldn't even know what it was unless you were in Jurassic park and saw the sign. It's come a long way since then, and I can't WAIT!!!!!
     
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    You sound so excited!!! I know you'll have an amazing trip!
     
  7. scasta86

    scasta86 Mouseketeer

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    For those who booked a vacation package, did you get stuck with some random day for your complimentary breakfast?
    I just realized that the system assigned me a day for the breakfast, a day which I wasn't planning to spend at IOA. I tried calling Universal, but apparently they can't change the day for that.
    Has anyone else had this issue?
     
  8. themouse1928

    themouse1928 SUM IMAGINATION HUH

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    Wow just found out I'm in on the 28th need i say more.
     
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    No - I had the option to chose which day I wanted. The 'default' date was the day of check in but you coul dchose any day of your package
     
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    Disney Muggle question here - I'm subscribed to this thread, being the HP fan, and we're going to be in WDW 6/10-6/21 with no plans to visit US, BUT with HP opening (soft & Grand), I'd like to venture there for a day! Problem is - no transportation! How do we get from WDW resort to IOA for a day - and back? How much$$ do you think, besides a day pass, and will a day pass even guarantee we see WWOHP before the 18th? :confused3 I hope that doesn't sound like a stupid question(s)! :guilty:

    Thanks!

    LOVE being a Muggle, but LOVE HP's life too! :thumbsup2
     
  11. Don Pacho

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    I think the answer is MEARS. It's like the Super Shuttle in many cities that picks you up at your house and takes you to the airport. Book them for pick up times here and there. Buy the tickets outside (online or whatever) the resort otherwise you might lose at least an hour making a line to buy a (more expensive) ticket. Get there very early. They might close the park early because it might get full (like going to the Disney parks on December 31st that get full before 10 AM)

    Mears has to have a web site with info.

    Good luck.



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  12. lildamo

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    At this point, a day pass won't guarantee that you see WWOHP before the 18th. The likelihood of soft openings is high, but won't be announced and isn't concrete. If you want to 100% see HP I would plan to go after the 18th and prepare to deal with large crowds. We generally just cab from Universal to Disney (if you do it from Downtown Disney it's cheapest), and it's about $30 each way, so depending on how many people are in your party it's an option worth looking into! I think Mears is $16 or so per person (not sure if that's each way or round trip, I'm sure someone on here will know better than me!).

    My suggestion would be to wait until closer to your trip to decide what day you're going to spend at Universal. If there are reports of soft openings or it being unofficially open at the beginning of June, you're going to get considerably lower crowds before the 18th. But if there aren't reports, it's worth keeping a day open after the 18th to experience it - it's going to be incredible.
     
  13. mum4jenn

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    Good Luck!
     
  14. HufflepuffMudblood

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    I've gotten most of the money that I wanted to have for the trip!!
    Thanks, believe me, I am bouncing off the walls!!!!:cloud9:
     
  15. Don Pacho

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    Your are absolutely correct on this Mears VS Cab comparison

    I think the $16 Mears fare is each way per person. For just one person is worth it if you want to save money.
    But if you are a couple (and even better if you have kids) there is no doubt whatsoever that a cab is the best offer and you don't have to worry if Mears is going to show up, if they are late, to pick you up.


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  16. Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of dmkrc5, Orlando United
    http://www.orlandounited.com

     
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    Dreams Unlimited travel has a 1 day 2 park ticket including transfers. They talked about it on this weeks DisUnplugged podcast.

    http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/universal/

    If you scroll down about halfway the page you can see it as a purchase option.
     
  19. lildamo

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    That looks like a great deal - definitely something to take advantage of if you're only going for one day!
     
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    Does anyone have any knowledgeable guess as to when they may do a soft opening? I know we were there for Mummy about 3 weeks ahead and the entire ride was not finished but they still let people on. We booked our 2010 trip several months ago for May 27 - 29, thinking WWoHP would be open by then but we had no choice on the dates, as we had to work around school and work schedules. We didn't specifically plan the trip around Harry Potter but I will be very disappointed if it's not open, as it was first announced it would open in December '09, then January '10 and then "spring," which I logically thought would be well before June 18. I don't think the park should have offered the vacation packages beginning May 28 if they weren't sure everything would be up and running by then.
     
  21. lildamo

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    There have been many soft opening rumours - April 9th, end of April, middle of May, May 25th...right now none of us know anything more than anybody else. Just keep watching this thread and something will be posted the moment soft openings happen. I feel like you should be fine at the end of May, but you never know. It's still far too early to tell.
     
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