What do you want to know about the Harry Potter theme park?

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  1. Bill Manning profile image71
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I go to Universal Studios every week or two to take pictures and videos for my website. Lately I've made a lot of articles about the new Harry Potter theme park there.

    What are some of the things you want to know about it? Things not found in the normal articles about it?

    I just made a youtube video of inside HoneyDukes candy store and will have an article about that. What other things do you want to know about the park? smile

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I dunno what things are found in "the normal articles about it", but I wanna know who had the bright idea of glorifying and mainstreaming witchcraft to youngsters while taking their money too?

      1. Bill Manning profile image71
        Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That would be Hollywood. No surprise there. smile

  2. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Bill,

    Finding out some of the deals Universal is offering, especially those for Florida residents that are not that well publicized, if any. I know of a few Disney offers as well as some unwritten “perks” for pass holders but I have not heard that much about Universal.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhh, good idea! I keep forgetting that most want to know how to save money and stuff like that. Instead I write too much about the actual rides and stuff that most already know about.

      Thanks, I'll dig into it and make an article about Universal deals going on now. smile

  3. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Bill,

    I have a couple of hubs up about Disney, the focus of one is on this aspect, it maybe worth a look. Though I’ve heard there have been some price structure changes and I may need to update it.

    I have never been to Universal and I'd like to read more about it, with WWHP now open my wife has a great interest in going
    since she is a huge HP fan.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh she will love it! As I'm sure you know, now is a great time to go. The crowds are thin and will be until Thanksgiving.

      The only times it will be full is on Halloween Horror nights, so try to go during the week. If you can't pick Sunday.

      The forbidden journey ride is fantastic and right now you only have to wait around 20 minutes.

      Thanks and have fun if you go. smile

  4. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Is there a place I can write to and request to have it torn down?

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What, you don't like it? Or do you think it should have been made in the UK? hmm

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i am more of a Merlin fan...
        old school wizardry!

  5. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    Hi Bill--For those of us who don't have any chance of getting to the theme park in the near future...sad...I think that anything you'd want to write about or show videos of would be appreciated!

    I know I would love to see as much as I could--do they have a  Flourish & Blotts bookstore there?  Or the post office?  I suppose those would be my top picks, since you asked! big_smile

    Thanks for giving us the chance to speak up! smile

    Tammy

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No Flourish & Blotts bookstore there, sorry. But the post office,,, you mean the Owl post? Yup, they have that. Along with HoneyDukes, Dervish and Banges, Ollivanders wand shop, Zonko's joke shop and Filch’s Emporium.

      Here's a few pics. If you go to my profile you can see my youtube page where I have made a lot of videos of the Harry Potter park.

      Plus I've made a lot of articles about it in my tourist site. Which is why I'm asking here what more people want to know about it? smile

      http://orlandoinside.com/hogsmeade-village/harry-potter-hogsmeade-village-56.JPG

      http://orlandoinside.com/hogsmeade-village/harry-potter-hogsmeade-village-41.JPG

      http://orlandoinside.com/hogsmeade-village/harry-potter-hogsmeade-village-62.JPG

      http://orlandoinside.com/hogsmeade-village/harry-potter-hogsmeade-village-18.JPG

      http://orlandoinside.com/hogsmeade-village/harry-potter-hogsmeade-village-50.JPG

      http://orlandoinside.com/harry-potter/harry-potter-pictures-5.JPG

  6. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Well, I was unaware that there was a HP theme park being built (why would this surprise me???)  Anywhooooo, tell me more. My nephew would LOVE it.  He's a huge HP fan and would have a blast.  Thanks.

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh it's all done, it was opened in June. It's in the Islands of Adventure park at Universal Studios. Now is a great time to go as the crowds are small. smile

  7. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I hear that the seats on some of the rides are having to be enlarged as the customers cannot actually get in the seats! yikes

    1. Bill Manning profile image71
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, many people cannot fit into the seats, this is true. I don't think they are making the seats bigger, they just refuse the ones who can't fit. It's been that way since they opened.

      Since the ride does a lot of moving around up and down, people have to fit snug in the seats. So, if your,,, uh,,, barrel shaped,, shall we say, you will not fit.

      But I've seen some pretty big people get to go on it. Everyone is different so if your large you don't know until you try it.

      They do have test seats outside the ride you can try before going on it. smile

 
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