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Wizarding World - Diagon Alley Discussion - Part 3

Discussion in 'Wizarding World - Diagon Alley' started by Brian G., Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    The thing is, Ultra-themed lands like this didn’t really exist until Diagon.

    That is unless you consider the entirety of Tokyo Disney Sea.
     
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    I guess I have to make the trek. How long is the flight again?
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, depends where you live, but if you're on the east coast like me, it's roughly 17 hours.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Happy Anniversary to Diagon Alley! After several days of previews of Hogwarts Express and the land, the full experience with Escape from Gringotts opened July 8, 2014.
     
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    Lol, I remember TAKING WORK OFF to follow all the madness that day. Thats how excited I was for this land. Waiting for Gingrotts reviews, first impressions, pictures, wait times, ah, the good ol' days.
     
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    I don't remember seeing this view before. HE staged when it arrived and was waiting to be placed on the track:

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    I do. During HHN that year those waiting in line could see the top of them
     
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    So how does the maintenance schedule work for HE? Do they periodically shut down cabins?

    It seems like they always run at full capacity...Just curious
     
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    The cabins are probably a daily or nighttime thing. They recently shut down the entire attraction for one day. At the time, we presumed it was to replace the entire cable.

    We were all so excited and filled with anticipation back then. Grand theme park lovers times.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    Hogwarts Express will be going down for seasonal maintenance on a September 24. It will be open the next day, September 25.
     
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    that's a quick maintenance, just a clean of the train and then back out
     
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    Probably cable etc. maintenance. Generally it's only been a day or so in the past.
     
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