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What if they just set up the attraction to serve only guests with park hopper tickets? If you only have a single park ticket, you wouldn't be allowed access to the Express. Sure it would rustle some jimmies, but it seems like the most efficient way to handle such a process. We shall see how its handled by next summer. Ultimately, its just a minor detail anyways.

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OMG!!! Why is this still being discussed?!??!

 

Here is what a train station looks like:chatelet_les_halles_turnstiles.jpg.87a06ce9c338753ed0d0ddd8dfc42600.jpgWhen you enter the train station, I'm sure you'll go through some sort of ticket check. Whether it's a turnstile like this one, or a human checking the ticket, or JK Rowling out there stamping tickets with a wand, or whatever the theming is, but essentially the train station IS A PARK EXIT!!! (or entrance, or however you want to look at it)

 

If you don't have a multi-park ticket, when you go through the ticket check, it beeps RED and you're not allowed past the turn stile. If you have a multi-park ticket, it beeps green and you board the train.

 

Maybe that's what people aren't getting. The train station is just another park exit. And the actual train, is basically another park "entrance." When you board the train, you're basically "in the second park" because that train will dump you right out into a place that won't require a ticket check, because it was already done before you even entered the station.

 

Am I just not explaining this correctly?

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OMG!!! Why is this still being discussed?!??!

 

Here is what a train station looks like:[attachment=0]chatelet_les_halles_turnstiles.jpg[/attachment]When you enter the train station, I'm sure you'll go through some sort of ticket check. Whether it's a turnstile like this one, or a human checking the ticket, or JK Rowling out there stamping tickets with a wand, or whatever the theming is, but essentially the train station IS A PARK EXIT!!! (or entrance, or however you want to look at it)

 

If you don't have a multi-park ticket, when you go through the ticket check, it beeps RED and you're not allowed past the turn stile. If you have a multi-park ticket, it beeps green and you board the train.

 

Maybe that's what people aren't getting. The train station is just another park exit. And the actual train, is basically another park "entrance." When you board the train, you're basically "in the second park" because that train will dump you right out into a place that won't require a ticket check, because it was already done before you even entered the station.

 

Am I just not explaining this correctly?

 

 

I think people on here like to make a lot of things over complicated. You have explained this very simple system very well. Anyone else who is confused will never get it until they are exiting the train. Heck even then I'm sure people will be confused.

 

Also maybe it will help people if they stop thinking of it as a "ride" and more as a quick way to enter the other park. Just pretend Universal put a shuttle in the back of the park to bus you over. NO way would they let 1 day tickets take a quick ride to the other park.

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It's an interesting park exit/entrance. It will also be more themed than other park exit/entrances. It's interesting to discuss. No one is saying they don't understand how you will be able to go from park to park, they are just wondering how it will be themed.

Is it known if the restaurant will be counter or table service?

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Is it known if the restaurant will be counter or table service?

 

Probably counter. Universal, for whatever reason, has been moving away from table service for awhile now. Also, the Three Broomsticks in the other park is Counter.

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I'm with Robb. After reading through several pages and trying not to stab myself I just see it as any other train station, albeit themed to potterness.

It'll have gates to enter and gates to exit and people checking tickets and I could care less when and what tickets they require. I'd be much more interested in how they create the 'journey' and make it convincing.

 

Major attractions have multiple entrances and tickets required for entry (single rider, fast pass, etc) and dealt with it just find. Can hardly see the system to be used here to be any more complicated OR interesting.

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Yeah, I don't see why this is such a difficult conept to grasp, either. It's a smart move on Universal's part, too, as it'll increase traffic between the two parks and staisfy JK Rowling's requirements.

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I'm no Potter fan at all, but I can only imagine that for a child that is, actually getting to board the train from london and end up at Hogwarts has got to be about the most amazing experience ever.

 

I know it's in the marketing hype but it's true, most theme park experience start and end with a line and an exit, but the two lands combined with the train make for one pretty damn immersive experience.

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Besides the obvious issues with capacity, how would they fit a round trip into the storyline? Tell you the school is closed and you have to spend the school year at a Muggle school? Just time travel thru the entire school year?

 

Not that a lot of parks wouldn't just do this, but not with J.K. Rowling in charge.

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Yeah, I don't see why this is such a difficult conept to grasp, either. It's a smart move on Universal's part, too, as it'll increase traffic between the two parks and staisfy JK Rowling's requirements.

 

....it's also brilliant marketing to increase multi-park ticket sales!

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Besides the obvious issues with capacity, how would they fit a round trip into the storyline? Tell you the school is closed and you have to spend the school year at a Muggle school? Just time travel thru the entire school year?

 

Not that a lot of parks wouldn't just do this, but not with J.K. Rowling in charge.

Isn't the story that Dumbledore has opened his school for muggles for a day or something similar? If so, I don't see why traveling there and back in a train would be a problem to the story.

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The story will be about smuggling Coke products across the border via rail. This was confirmed on their MySpace page.

 

I heard that it was going to be Voldemort smuggling in Pepsi and Bud Light.

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This is exciting news but I'm not so crazy about Harry Potter. It's cool but I think that section could be used for something better. I rather see a new thing and considering Harry potter is over and there will be no more books or movies. This seems kinda useless to me but I am still going to ride the new coaster.

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I'm curious about the new restaurant. What other food or theme could it be around? I know nothing about the Potter story line, but their previous food experiments went very well, how could they follow that up?

 

It'll be the Leaky Cauldron where the entrance to Diagon Alley is located. Basically another pub like the Three Broomsticks. Most definitely a counter.

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Besides the obvious issues with capacity, how would they fit a round trip into the storyline? Tell you the school is closed and you have to spend the school year at a Muggle school? Just time travel thru the entire school year?

 

Not that a lot of parks wouldn't just do this, but not with J.K. Rowling in charge.

Isn't the story that Dumbledore has opened his school for muggles for a day or something similar? If so, I don't see why traveling there and back in a train would be a problem to the story.

 

 

So what, they would just say they canceled the one day visit and "thanks for taking the train across England, but you have to go all the way back home".

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^This has been discussed over and over again, but to recap: an entire generation grew up reading the books/watching the movies, so it will be popular for years to come. The modern version of Star Wars.

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