WDW Fans: Will you go see Harry Potter?

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  1. WeatherbySwann

    WeatherbySwann Cacaw rawr

    Jun 24, 2007
    Usually we stick with WDW, but I am considering visiting Universal once Harry Potter opens - it looks so cool!
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  3. bobbie68

    bobbie68 DIS Veteran

    Aug 14, 2009
    Hi we are going to go to Harry Potter at Universal in 2011. We will stay on-site there to get all the benefits. We don't rent a car when we go to the world.:)

  4. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    I shouldn't answer because we normally split our time between WDW and Universal but we might actually spend an extra day at Universal in anticipation of bigger crowds. I don't mind, I'm excited about the new area!
  5. KellyNY

    KellyNY DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2009
    We did it couple of years ago from CBR (next door to POP). If I remember correctly it was like $25 plus tip each way, so we ended up with around $60. If you call front desk when you are in resort, they will give you number to call and will tell appr. how much(price could change a bit). When we called (I do not remember if it has to be done a day in advance or not, ask Front desk), cab met us at our building, on the way back we just went to cab stop at the parking zone, CMs were getting cabs for people, keping line well organized, we almost did not wait, since there were lots of cabs. Hope it helped a bit.
  6. Order66

    Order66 DIS Veteran

    Apr 21, 2006
    I'm considering it. This year we are going in the summer rather than taking the kids out of school and we can stay longer. The military tickets are for just 4 days so I'm going to have a couple of days of freedom. I considered SW since we can get in free there as well for the day.....but depending on the budget after all is said and paid off....I might go ahead and go. If not, will for sure next visit and when things might have settled a bit.

  7. trekker93

    trekker93 DIS Veteran

    Jul 12, 2005
    Are you kidding me? This is one of the biggest openings of a major story land. To be able to walk through Hogwarts will be really alot of fun.:thumbsup2:cool1:
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

    Jun 22, 2001
    I think the cab is too expensive (for one person anyway)
  9. cigar95

    cigar95 DIS weakest link

    Aug 23, 2000
    I wonder if there's somewhere from where one can see the Castle without being in a moving car. I'll be at WDW next week, and driving past Universal next Sunday morning. I know my wife would love a photo or video of some sort.

    We're planning on being there just about a year from now. That should give the opening crowds a chance to cool off a bit. Plus, Universal sees much bigger downswings in the off-season than WDW does.
  10. Micca

    Micca Where there's a will, there's an heir

    Dec 5, 2000
    I am a Disney fan, my HP interest is minimal. If I lived in Central Fla I would check it out, otherwise...it's not for me.:)
  11. smidgy

    smidgy dimples

    Aug 27, 2006
    we went to Uni last trip. not this coming trip. we will wait till HP is included in the express pass (last trip rip rocket just opened, and no passes yet.
    anytime we go to uni, we stay at royal pacific . for the express pass on all the rides. plus, we love walking to everything. we stay 3 nights... then on to WDW!
    but we are excited about HP, read all the books.
  12. disneyshakeygirl

    disneyshakeygirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2009
    I'm going, I'm excited! :D I love Harry Potter. I'll probably spend a day there. If I don't make it this trip, then definitely next trip. I just need to find out when it's opening.
  13. lacrosse_lady72

    lacrosse_lady72 I

    Jul 28, 2008
    Last time we went to Universal it was in September 2007. Then in September 2008, instead of Universal, our 2-3 off site stint was spent going to New York City, in 2009 after hearing HP was going to open in 2010, we decided to wait for Universal until then so that we could a)stay longer b)stay at HRH.

    But, now we don't even know if HP is going to be open when we go in late April, most places say Memorial Day for certain, early May most likely but April is a crap shoot. If not, we'll probably not be going to WDW in 2011 :( but DLR instead so we won't get to go until December 2012, our next WDW trip planned after April. Although, if I feel as if I am able bodied by then, I am going to try for Goofy in 2012 so there might be a side trip in January 2012.

    Pllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase be open in April! I will buy lots of merchandise, I promise!

    I miss Universal.

    I love Harry Potter, there's nothing negative I can think of right now to say about it. A few Halloweens I've been various HP characters, I've been Cho twice as I look like her the most and I've been Hermoine.

    I REALLLLLLY wish I could go to Universal on July 14, spend the day in WWHP and see the premier of HP-DH1 that night but alas, I too broke to fit in ANOTHER trip across the country.
  14. Feralpeg

    Feralpeg Living and Loving Windermere!

    Dec 29, 2000
    I am very excited about the opening of HP at IOA. I watched the special features about the new park on the last HP DVD and it looks amazing.
  15. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2006
    Since I've had no interest in reading the Potter books or seeing the Potter movies, I doubt that the new section of IOA will hold much interest for me.

    However there are a lot of fans, so I would imagine for the first year or so, there will be a spike in attendance at IOA as people go to check it out. Whether it will garner return trips from those fans is something we'll have to wait and see.
  16. Disney Yooper

    Disney Yooper Formerly UP Disney

    Apr 25, 2009
    It's the only thing that could probably get me to go somewhere other than Disney. We had no plans to go see other parks but I can't resist anything to do with Harry Potter. However, I will still do Disney the same time so they won't lure me totally away.
  17. connie1042

    connie1042 DIS Veteran

    May 18, 2006
    We are doing HP in July. We will stay a night at the resort so we have FOTL pass. FOLP can only be used once a day for HP. That is what is on their website.
  18. Timmy Boy

    Timmy Boy Choose Thy Fate

    Nov 23, 2002
    Wow. I feel bad for you, there's a whole city worth of stuff to discover.
  19. cruisingkat

    cruisingkat DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    We actually ended up getting an annual pass for Universal to go with our Disney annual as we figured that Universal will probably raise rates after Harry Potter opens.
    We went to Universal on our last Disney trip as we were at Disney for 14 days. Found out that the annual pass to Universal was just a little more than 2 of the 2 park/7 day passes and figured that we would go again when we visit Disney after HP opens so it would be to our benefit to get the annual pass - we would probably visit at least once per Disney trip during the year.
    Also, we want to go again so that we can see Elliot Dyson (the great sax musician at POFQ) when he performs with the Blues Brothers at Universal.
  20. KatMark

    KatMark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2007
    Nope, not a Harry Potter fan at all.
  21. bjakmom

    bjakmom DIS Veteran

    Aug 21, 2000
    We will be spending 3 nights at UO in the middle of our WDW Aug vacation. It's been 3 years since we've been there (did visit Univ CA 2 yrs ago, though) and HP is definitely the biggest reason we are going this summer - DNeph is a huge HP fan and DGrD will be watching the movies with him this summer before our trip, I'm sure!:thumbsup2

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