The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Magalex

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These photos and talk about new HP area are really getting us excited about a visit to Universal. We love WDW but with them not really having anything new that would stir a high level excitement our attention has turned toward Universal for the next two years. Just hope this will maybe give some good ol' competition in the Orlando area:wizard:
 

Silly Little Pixie

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I have to say I am super excited about this!! We have a cruise on DCL for Nov. 2010... hmmm perhaps we'll be staying at Universal instead of WDW before the cruise!?! We've never done IOA. We are enormous HP fans in our family, so this is going to go over HUGE with my DH and kids! I agree, WDW has nothing new coming in the next few years. Watch out, I think HP is going to be a huge draw.
 
  • eeyorethegreat

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    you do have to remember that they also said that HRRR would be open spring 2009....................and yet to open....
    Of course until there is a solid announcement of a date and that day actually comes it is all up in the air as far as opening dates go for any attraction anywhere. I'm hoping it will be opened before our August trip when before really doesn't matter to me. ;)
     

    Priorityonecb

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    We are looking forward to the Harry Potter Park too! We are thinking November 2010. We'll be going this October to use our free passes, our first time at US!
     

    Metro West

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    We are looking forward to the Harry Potter Park too! We are thinking November 2010. We'll be going this October to use our free passes, our first time at US!
    November is a wonderful time to come! Hurricane season is over and the temps are very nice. :thumbsup2
     

    Kimberlyfamilyfv

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    Do you think it will coincide with the next movie to come out. If so, on a television program yesterday the reporter mentioned that the next movie would not come out til late 2010. What do you think the definition of late 2010 is?

    Kimberly
     
  • LoraJ

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    I already have a Magicquest wand, wonder if it would work there.

    (and yes I am old :snooty:)
     

    paintnolish

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    Thanks, everyone, for the pics and info. I haven't been to US for years and years but this will definitely draw me back! I am a huge HP fan and can't wait for thes!
     

    letthewookiewin

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    Thanks for the pictures everyone. We are going to WDW November 2010 to celebrate my oldest son turning 13. I hope that the Wizarding World is open by then. We have never been to US before, but we will loose time with the mouse for Harry Potter.
     

    StitchandPooh'sMom

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    Do you think it will coincide with the next movie to come out. If so, on a television program yesterday the reporter mentioned that the next movie would not come out til late 2010. What do you think the definition of late 2010 is?

    Kimberly
    The next movie (part one of Deathly Hallows) comes out on November 19, 2010. I hope the WWoHP is open next summer - we are planning a trip for summer to see it!
     
  • loveysbydesign

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    We plan to go to US for the 1st time in Oct. 2010...can we buy the 7 day $99 tix now and save them til then???
     

    nhrenee

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    Wow! The offsite construction photos are amazing!
    It's great to see how much work has been done at the park since we were there last November.:wizard:
     

    Don Pacho

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    Courtesy of Sabi, Orlando United


    Sabi said:
    I have read that Hogsmeade will be prepared for the season of Christmas 2009 :yay:, the Castle do spring 2010... :thumbsup2

    Apparently, the new word on the "street" is that Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be opening on December 1st, 2009.

    While this may excite Potter fans, as usual, Jim Hill Media has given us a clue about why it might not be THAT exciting.

    According to Jim's sources, the Harry Potter aspect of Islands of Adventure does appear to be opening to the public on December 1st of 2009. However, only Hogsmeade Village will open with this Phase One opening. Phase Two will open in 2010 with Hogwarts and the Forbidden Forest and the much talked about Flying Car attraction make its debut.

    Personally, I'd like to see an all-inclusive opening since we all know this is such a big deal to Potter fans. I suspect that many fans will make a show at the opening and it will be a disappointment to some of those fans to learn that they won't be able to see the entire Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
     

    Caribbeanprincess

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    That's pretty stupid, why not just wait to have everything done and then open? People will be extremely dissapointed to get there and realize only Hosgmeade is done.
     

    Don Pacho

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    Probably they need to open the street that used to connect The Lost Continent with Jurassic Park now diverted thru a wood bridge.
    Hogsmeade is going to be a beautiful place full to snow covered roofs ideal for decorating for the christmas season
     

    xipetotec

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    That's pretty stupid, why not just wait to have everything done and then open? People will be extremely dissapointed to get there and realize only Hosgmeade is done.
    I sort of disagree in a way.
    1st I think this will not be considered the "official opening" of Wizarding World. I think that will be when everything is done. But it will be a soft opening of sorts. *for me*, like many visitors, I will be down when my vacation allows, and in my case, that's March 2010. I would rather be able to see SOME of the progress than none at all.

    As long as people know IN ADVANCE that not everything is open, then there should be no dissapointment.
     
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