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Postby cutebutpsycho96 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:14 pm

Oh geez, is this another HP vs. Twilight thing? Both are so different I don't know why anyone compares them! (this is coming from a HP and Twilight hardcore fan YES IT'S ALLOWED! :P )

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Postby Snicket » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:45 pm

I have a lot of friends who hate Harry Potter, a lot of friends that love Harry Potter, a lot of friends that love Twilight, and a lot of friends that hate Twilight.

I get along with them just fine, though.

Personally, I love the Harry Potter series and hate Twilight. It's just because I believe that Twilight is poorly written and the characters have no depth...the complete opposite of Harry Potter.

Twilight does have a good story behind it, though.

Anyway...

The Harry Potter lovers and haters will just have to get along through this. This addition will be awesome. And maybe some of the haters will turn into fans.

I remember I used to hate the Jurassic Park book and movies until I rode River Adventure.

I don't think any Harry Potter fans will be disappointed, though. I'm certainly not disappointed so far...the facades are some of the most incredible facades for any theme park!

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Postby PCW_Nut » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:02 am

cutebutpsycho96 wrote:Oh geez, is this another HP vs. Twilight thing? Both are so different I don't know why anyone compares them! (this is coming from a HP and Twilight hardcore fan YES IT'S ALLOWED! :P )


Never meant to start a VS....just they are both geared towards a certain age group and demographic...Harry Potter is much more universal though in terms of guys and girls being able to enjoy whereas Twilight is more girl oriented...however this is getting off topic.

Does everything think this will open in the time frame they've kind of hinted at?

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Postby Snicket » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:32 am

I believe the contract states that the island must be open and fully functioning by June or July 2010.

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Postby Shellemonster » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:36 am

I believe Andy Samberg said it best at the MTV movie awards, it went something like this... "So I made a bet with a friend backstage ... Twilight ... *!girls screaming!* ... I just won the bet."

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:17 am

Universal has released an official animation video which includes some POV footage for Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, opening this Summer at Universal Studios Florida.

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Postby Lenaapple1974 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:22 am

^Um... ok. Guess I had to watch it to get it. I forgot it was on, turned it on midway, and once the preview of New Moon came on, I turned it off. Wolves, very upsetting. :( (Must search for Twilight topic)

Back to HP now, the detail on these buildings are wicked! I am so psyched to see this complete. I thought I was excited for HRRR.... There is so much to look at in this park, and not just ride. I really shouldn't be all to surprised by the detail I guess, considering all the other areas are heavily themed. IMO, this will be a great addition to the THEME PARK, for fans, and non fans. I agree, maybe this will make a non fan become a fan. I think the movies are getting kind of eh myself, and I like the first few movies. I have yet to read the books. The last one, I completely just don't like. I am hoping for a new found liking for the next movie.
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Postby netdvn » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:37 am

It looks like the ride starts out very strong, but seems to lose its speed over the course of the layout... Maybe its because of all the MCBRs placed throughout the ride.

The layout is top notch though. I'm very impressed.
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Postby dragsterfan420 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:13 pm

Great! Thanks for the video. The ride looks pretty sweet I wish would could have a full POV though.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:06 pm

I was able to run over to Universal two days ago to grab a quick look at the latest happenings within the resort. Potter seems to be accelerating in speed with new set pieces sitting at the neighboring Nassal facility downtown. As construction climbs vertically along the side of the Potter Box and the village of Hogsmeade, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is beginning to truly take shape.
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Not too much seems to have been done with the Flying Unicorn... It currently sits dormant behind a construction wall.
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Although the rest of the area remains visibly untouched, the addition of Hagrid's Hut can be seen without too much trouble.
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Hogsmeade grows larger by the week...
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More steel frames are continually installed as this focal point for shopping and dining takes form.
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