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General Discussion - Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure

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

  1. awhen

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    No, they closed the queue early instead. Sometimes really early. Studios also had early entry which maybe explains the different methodology. Total uptime is probably similar.
     
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    Real talk though, Gringotts should have opened late like Hagrid is doing
     
  3. Mad Dog

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    Happy you made it on tonight. Looking forward to your review. Cheers. :cheers:
     
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    Exactly
     
  5. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    Which isn’t the case either. The time for pleasantries is over. I’m Willing to give anything the benefit of the doubt, but eventually it’s time to call a duck a duck. The ride wasn’t ready, and it was a mistake trying to open it when they did.
     
  6. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you for your input.
     
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    rhino4evr Veteran Member

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    You’re very welcome.
     
  8. wizwit

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    The Universal Orlando App is still showing both parks having early park admission starting August 1.
     
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    Agreed. I was giving Universal the benefit of the doubt. Then I tried to ride....
     
  10. shiekra38

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    What's your fix? Push the announced opening date back?
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Staff Member Moderator

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    It's 100% a spilled milk situation at this point. Universal should not have announced the date that far in advance, that seems very clear. Before anybody points any fingers, I was never anxious to hear a date. I wanted Universal to actually announce what this was. There's pointing to an opening, and then there's obnoxiously gatekeeping secrets. That's what kind of irritates me.

    As for Hagrid, all we can do is hope each day goes a little smoother until we forget about it.
     
  12. rhino4evr

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    Announcing an opening date , instead of a “Summer 2019” like they are doing with Jurassaic World was their first mistake.
    When the ride had sudden “problems” a couple weeks ago, that was their first chance to possibly quell expectations.
    An announcement that the ride would be in limited capacity “before” opening would have been nice.
    They could have delayed the media day / grand opening until after the ride was open for a few weeks, and still kept the “soft date”.

    Marketing really shot themselves in the foot with this one. Hoping they get this attraction up and running smoothly soon...
    Wondering if they will finally learn their lesson this time.
     
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    It appears to be doing the opposite. It was down for most of yesterday. It didn't even open until around 2:00.
     
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    I am hoping that Alicia can get to the bottom of what precisely the issues are that they are encountering.... what errors and computer stops and what they think is going on. They can’t be e-stopping for every cell phone that comes out or it will never run smoothly, ever.
     
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    The cell phone thing is for sure the least of their concerns lol
     
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    My worry is more that they are already worried about wear and tear on a brand new ride rather than getting the kinks out... Please tell me that fear is baseless.
     
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    As of now that seems like an outlier. It had improved but the previous few days. We’ll see where we go from here.

    Nah. It all stems from the problem they found late in testing I’d bet. Probably through everything off at the last minute
     
  18. Alicia

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    I have to wonder if that’s why there are still cameras with lights pointed directly at the wheels and chassis... but I don’t think this is the biggest issue causing the downtime throughout the day. Just something that may cause them to have to swap trains out and make minor repairs before trains can be reportedly upgraded/reinforced... if those rumors are in fact true.

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    Again, while some have warned about this even before opening, and it could be ongoing issue, I don’t believe this is the biggest problem they’re facing.
     
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    Noticed them on opening day as well. One is definitely a Phantom highspeed camera and maybe an infrared dealie. Didn't think anything of it at the time, but now I'm starting to wonder what they're hoping to glean from high speed footage.
     

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