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General Discussion - Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Joe, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    It's possible that they shut the line down earlier than park close (I remember that Disney did that with Flight of Passage when it first opened since lines were so long), but even if that were the case, I can't imagine that they'd shut it down all that far before park close. I can't actually remember a time when Universal has used that practice of shutting the line down early if i'm being honest.

    However, if you are dead set on wanting to ride that day, I wouldn't risk it.
     
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    P@n!K_Sw1tC# Veteran Member

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    ^ He gets it. Nobody cares that you were first to ride, besides technically there were hundreds of people that tried it before you did during test and adjust. The “me first but it better not break down or else imma throw a fit” attitude doesn’t do the theme park enthusiast community any favors.
     
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  3. JMalez

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    For me personally, it isn't about 'bragging rights' or even being among the first to ride.. I just like the thrill and anticipation that comes with getting up early and to the parks before sunrise to experience something that will be completely new to me. The early morning wait with a nice cup of coffee, talking with fellow theme park enthusiasts is almost as much as an experience as riding the ride itself :)
     
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    I agreed with your earlier post with the new ride. But regarding a “normal” rope drop queuing, it goes more than just FoP in that instance. If you’re in the front of the pack, you’re able to beat everyone else on all the other rides as well.

    I have a trick I use to always be first in line at 7 dwarves and because of that I can hit Peter Pan instantly and then be ahead of everyone else with the 2 biggest rides knocked out 5-7 mins after park opening. If I were to queue in 7 dwarves when it’s an hour+, I’d be behind everyone all day and always following rides.

    Nothing will ever beat an early rope drop queue.
     
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  5. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Member Moderator

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    Dang this was a bit misleading, thought it opened for softs while I was snoozing. Ah well, can't wait til the 13th for the POVs!
     
  6. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Plus afternoon rain in orlando. And technical issues.
     
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    Is a media event happening this morning or is that later today?
     
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    Captain Tragedy Premium Member

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    I'd definitely be down there opening morning with y'all if I could. Went to opening day of Verbolten and had a great time! Best of luck to all going, may the odds be ever in your favor, may the force be with you etc. etc.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Tonight.
     
  10. WillQ92

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    This x10. Not at all about being first, it's about the experience.

    Something everyone seems to be forgetting: yeah you're still waiting just as long by showing up early, but I'd rather do my waiting before the sun comes up in comfort than waiting in the afternoon sun and humidity in an overflow queue that reaches Seuss Landing.
     
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    And you're waiting with people like you. Everyone there is just as hyped as you are so it makes the time go by fast.
     
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    Given the weather delays and technical issues in recent days, I have a feeling the waits could balloon to 5-6 hours after noon. I’d much rather wait a few hours in the dark before the park opens, than ~6 hours in sun and rain. But that’s me.
     
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    So queue up in the parking garage as early as possible and scoot over to Hagrid as soon as it opens if you wanna ride anything else in the parks Thursday after hagrid?

    Would love to have tike to go over to studios and ride MIB before seeing the new MIB movie Thursday night
     
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    Hmmmm... that isn't necessarily true.
     
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    Yes! This is why I enjoy it :) It's a fun experience--the energy is very exciting. I think most people who go opening morning know to expect the downtime (unless they are average park guests who happen to be there). I like the thrill of getting up early and waiting with a bunch of other die-hard fans. I'm excited to share the morning with my best friend, who I don't get to see nearly enough. We've been planning our snacks for the morning and everything--the anticipation definitely adds to the fun!
    Plus, like others have said, it was be a little less hot and hopefully less likely to pour earlier on.
     
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    Sounds like the excitement of a midnight movie release. Or waiting in line at Walmart for one of the books.
     
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    I would think most of the die hards that are willing to wait 4-5 hours have season passes, or have been to the park multiple times, that "enjoying the rest of the park" is probably not something they will do. Thinking most would go home straight afterward...or maybe ride one of the other Potter rides.
     
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    I’ve never done opening day for any of these openings. I’ve always been lucky with softs. But with this, I literally leave to California for two months the day after open. I HAVE to ride this Thursday
     
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    Only opening I ever went to was for Kong cause I was vacationing at that time. Wasn't necessarily a ton of Kong fans per say, although we all enjoyed the franchise, but it was a ton of theme park/Universal enthusiasts which was super fun. Total nerd fest haha which is my crowd. I can't even imagine what its like with a bunch of Potterheads! Jealous of anyone who's able to be there this week, should be something special.
     
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    Yeah, when I go this weekend, the only reason I'm going is to ride Hagrid. Sure, I'm gonna ride a few of my favorites while I'm there as well, but Hagrid is my #1 priority.
     
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