This sums it up for me as well. Warm Butterbeer and AP packages make me very happy.So excited about the fact that they finally have an option for AP holders! Kudos to Universal for listening and accommodating us! Last year I was so jealous of the package people who got really cool swag and priority seating to panels and "express" entry to the expo.
I really hope they have warm Butterbeer back by then! If there's one thing I remember from the last HP Celebration, it's how freaking cold we all were!
Looking forward to this SO VERY MUCH! :happy:
Overall crowd level wasn't bad. It was only notable if you wanted to see the stars, or at times the expo line. You could walk right into some of the presentations. Speaking of the expo, I'd like to see a bit more in there this time.How crazy are these things in terms of attendance? Is it worth braving the crowds? How are the days leading up/following the event?
Oops, sorry, didn't see this thread. Thanks mods for moving my comment.Overall crowd level wasn't bad. It was only notable if you wanted to see the stars, or at times the expo line. You could walk right into some of the presentations. Speaking of the expo, I'd like to see a bit more in there this time.
It was fun to see an above average number of costumed people walking around, some much more elaborate than just robes.
We waited 20-30 minutes to get into the expo hall...they were pulsing it...inside you could freely move around and it was quite comfortable..Oops, sorry, didn't see this thread. Thanks mods for moving my comment.
What's your definition of "bad" tho? Can someone compare it to traditional crowds (peak, non-peak)?
The only thing that is exclusive to package holders is the "Exclusive evening event in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ & Diagon Alley™, including light desserts and one complimentary Butterbeer™." Everything else, panels with the talent (cast/crew) and the expo, is open to all theme park guests :thumbs: As long as you have admission to the parks, you can attend the panels at Islands' Toon Lagoon Amphitheatre and visit the Expo at Universal Studios' Sound Stage 33.for those who went earlier this year, how many people do you think got the celebration packages? i guess they were the ones really only allowed in certain events with the cast, right?
You will need theme park admission (of any kind) to attend the Harry Potter Celebration, as it all takes place within the theme parks and during theme park operating hours. But again, you can have any form of admission, so that includes regular tickets, Annual Passes, or buying the package (which includes tickets for those that do not have an Annual Pass). If you have an Annual Pass, this year they have added an option just for us, which includes everything except for the theme park tickets, since we already have admission with our Annual Passes!I'm thinking of going, is there a choice buy the package events without having to buy the park tickets?