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Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

shiekra38

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Dec 13, 2009
12,912
Florida
Has anyone that's been on Gringotts recently noticed any blurry screens? When I rode, last July, some of the screens towards the beggining of the ride were noticeably blurry. Also, the finale scene where you launch through the Kuka Arm door, had projectors that didn't seem to fit the entire screen and faded out towards the top. Just wondering if they've fixed those issue. Thanks! :D
I could be full of poo, but I believe sometimes the synching and squenching of some of the projectors will be a bit off leading to an image blur...Also - I always forget to look up during the launch part, It's certainly not as bad as Kong with sightlines, where you have to basically force yourself to not look
 

WAJAS

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Aug 15, 2014
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I could be full of poo, but I believe sometimes the synching and squenching of some of the projectors will be a bit off leading to an image blur...Also - I always forget to look up during the launch part, It's certainly not as bad as Kong with sightlines, where you have to basically force yourself to not look
I do know that when those projectors are out of sync it is VERY noticable, but that's it.
 

Skubersky

Member
May 30, 2013
878
Orlando, FL
I used the AAP quite a few times and I was always directed to the door you see on your right before entering Gringotts. I had to go against the flow of guests exiting the ride. I'd end up at a golden elevator that takes you to the station level. A small corridor goes near the child swap area where a team member makes sure you get on the ride. I never saw an inch of the queue.
That's interesting, I've done Gringotts with an AAP and always used the middle lane. I'll ask around to see what changed.
 
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anihilnation

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Oct 13, 2013
3,427
Orlando
That's interesting, I've done Gringotts with an AAP and always used the middle lane. I'll ask around to see what changed.
I once had an express ticket for Gringotts after the ride had broken down or something, and when I came to use it, they also directed me the same way as Tielo described. I think it might just be that every so often they do this for a guest, so that they have about zero wait time.
 
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Clive

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May 26, 2010
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That's interesting, I've done Gringotts with an AAP and always used the middle lane. I'll ask around to see what changed.
I've always been directed down the middle lane and then use the golden elevators past the faux preshow elevators. Granted, we had a wheelchair in our party.
 

HonorableMention

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Feb 19, 2018
39
I know this thread hasn’t been super active lately, but I’ve had a question about this ride for a while. I remember the big news during construction that Daniel Radcliffe wouldn’t be returning to play Harry for the ride, as he was done with the franchise.

My question is: how did they recreate Harry on the ride without him? Hermione in all of Diagon is an obviously bad recast, so did they get a soundalike for Radcliffe? The voice always sounded a lot more convincing to me. And did they just make a CG body for him since you’re never that close to him? I’ve never been on the ride so I haven’t been able to see these screens in person.
 

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
19,817
Pittsburgh area
I know this thread hasn’t been super active lately, but I’ve had a question about this ride for a while. I remember the big news during construction that Daniel Radcliffe wouldn’t be returning to play Harry for the ride, as he was done with the franchise.

My question is: how did they recreate Harry on the ride without him? Hermione in all of Diagon is an obviously bad recast, so did they get a soundalike for Radcliffe? The voice always sounded a lot more convincing to me. And did they just make a CG body for him since you’re never that close to him? I’ve never been on the ride so I haven’t been able to see these screens in person.
If my memory serves me correct, I believe I read that they used previous filmed footage and just put it into that scene, so the voices would not be an issue if that was the case. . Perhaps someone else could add to that if my recall was bad.
 
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OLSinFLA

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May 26, 2012
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If my memory serves me correct, I believe I read that they used previous filmed footage and just put it into that scene, so the voices would not be an issue if that was the case. . Perhaps someone else could add to that if my recall was bad.
The only real person is Ron. Everything else is CGI. And yes, its voice doubles.
 

redy2468

Rookie
May 6, 2012
445
Tampa <---> Orlando
Sorry to bring up an oldish thread.
Rode tonight during HHN...for some reason the 3D was turned off for the “Voldemort and Harry Fight” scene. Will check it out again tomorrow.

Edit:
Rode again on September 21st, 3D was working in that scene...probably just a fluke.
 
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Aug 1, 2018
963
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First time on this ride and probably my favorite ride at USF. Marathoned it 3 days in a row with Early entry and rode it about 20 times. Such a fun mix of dark ride and coaster elements. The first drop is surprisingly good. I wish USH had Diagone and Gringotts.
 

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
19,817
Pittsburgh area
First time on this ride and probably my favorite ride at USF. Marathoned it 3 days in a row with Early entry and rode it about 20 times. Such a fun mix of dark ride and coaster elements. The first drop is surprisingly good. I wish USH had Diagone and Gringotts.
I love the ride. I've literally rode it a couple hundred times, and I don't live anywhere near Florida. Great rerideability . It never gets old.
 
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SkiBum

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Dec 14, 2012
1,562
Cincinnati, OH
Almost died to day on gringotts!!




Someone Farted in the elevator :ded:we were hopeless. Couldn't do a thing!
That is so awful. I had a connector through Reagan and we boarded a bus to take us out to our plane. Someone befouled the air and I nearly choked as it was so awful. Then, the bus stopped (it was a hot summer day as well) and didn't let us off as the plane was having some trouble. So, we had to stand there gagging and ready to murder the person responsible except that no one was willing to admit to committing the crime.
 
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