01-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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| | I'm not sure how I feel about that. As a Disney fan, I obviously appreciate the attention to detail and desire to be consistent in theming. But it seems to me there's a fine line between attention to detail and not creating a good guest experience. Cinderella didn't drink Coke either, but I can sure order a Coke at CRT if I want one!
Originally Posted by KMB733
Sounds like a great day at Universal. I actually was just listening to a Podcast and they were talking about how JK Rowling didn't want soda served in the WWoHP because it keeps it in theme with Harry Potter (no soda in the books)
Yes, I would like to see Ollivander's at some point. David has already said he'd like to go back to WWoHP on another trip, so perhaps we'll hit it next time. I think I forgot to mention in my report that there was a cart selling wands out in Hogsmeade, and the boys got Dumbledore's wand and Sirius Black's wand, so they didn't come home wand-less. Nonetheless, I would like to experience Ollivander's someday.
Originally Posted by disney_duke
Holy cow, did it get busy fast! Bummer you didn't get to see Ollivander's. I know it's insanely busy, but I think I'd still like to see it. I hope!
I agree! We'd like to go back (hopefully at a less crowded time -- is there such a thing?), but it's definitely not something we need to do on every visit to Orlando!
Originally Posted by Cam22
IoA and US are just not Disney. We truly enjoyed WWoHP, but otherwise, there is just not enough there to draw us back every year like WDW does.
Glad you all enjoyed it!
I read something over the weekend that said that the expansion is going to be built on the Universal Studios side and will connect to IOA somehow. Makes sense since Diagon Alley was in London -- so far away from Hogwarts.
Originally Posted by kingfamily1129
I'll be interested to see what the recently announced expansion will be. I've read that they're adding an entire separate area that will be like Diagon Alley and will include a Gringotts ride.
Yes I heard about that too. My husband was telling me all about it...I can't wait to see how it looks...hopefully it will help with the MASSIVE crowds that descend on the WWoHP
Hopefully this weekend!!
Originally Posted by bsblady01