Wizarding World Touring Plans and Details

skylock

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We have our trip planned June 23rd-30th. Touring plans has the crowd level at 8 or 9 everyday. So I looked into the possibility of going the 16th-23rd and the crowd levels are 5 or 6. Im surprised there that low with it being so soon after the new coaster opening.
You do know Touring Plans are just guessing and their guesses my have nothing in common with the actual crowd levels.
 

Kivara

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Question about Forbidden Journey. Lo those many years ago, you used to be able to do a "castle tour" where you could walk through Hogwarts without waiting in the queue to see the castle and all of the thematic elements, but not board the ride at the end. Is that still a thing? If so, is there anything similar at Gringotts?
The castle tour line is now the Express Pass line.
In any ride, you can walk through the line (Express line if you have Express Pass, otherwise, regular line) and exit before riding.
 
  • blackpearl77

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    Question about Forbidden Journey. Lo those many years ago, you used to be able to do a "castle tour" where you could walk through Hogwarts without waiting in the queue to see the castle and all of the thematic elements, but not board the ride at the end. Is that still a thing? If so, is there anything similar at Gringotts?
    We were there this week. The gringotts tour without riding the ride is the express pass line. Just tell the person you don't want to ride and just want to see. The forbidden journey/hogwarts when I asked, she told me you have to wait in the regular line to see all of the castle and when you get to the loading you just tell them you don't want to ride. There's a lot of rooms to see. We waited in the 30 minutes line just to see all the castle rooms - it moves pretty quickly since there's a lot to look at.
     

    Flourish&Ink_blotts

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    Thanks for all the tips. I’m excited just to be in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. I see there’s a new travel agent called Globus Mundi. Hoping against unlikely, but do they sell any posters there? Photos I’ve seen of the interior had one of Paris that I’d find wall space for.
     

    fivefourdis

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    I found a wand at a Goodwill store. It was $3. It is an official Universal Weasley Wand. Can I bring it into the park and is there any way to know if it works beforehand? I don’t know anything about the wands but if this can save me $50 then I’m for trying. Any thoughts?
     

    AuroraluvsPhillip

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    Thanks for all the tips. I’m excited just to be in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. I see there’s a new travel agent called Globus Mundi. Hoping against unlikely, but do they sell any posters there? Photos I’ve seen of the interior had one of Paris that I’d find wall space for.
    I don't think they sell the posters, I think they are just part of the decor, but I will check it out next week when I'm there. It is a really cool little store.
     
  • AuroraluvsPhillip

    Placed in Gryffindor, so red is my color
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    I found a wand at a Goodwill store. It was $3. It is an official Universal Weasley Wand. Can I bring it into the park and is there any way to know if it works beforehand? I don’t know anything about the wands but if this can save me $50 then I’m for trying. Any thoughts?
    There are two types of wands, interactive ones that work with the spells (they have a sensor at the tip of the wand) and then plain wands that don't. Make sure you have an interactive wand. If it doesn't work at the parks, you can usually get a team member to exchange it for a working one. There's no way to test it out beforehand.
     

    Flourish&Ink_blotts

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    I don't think they sell the posters, I think they are just part of the decor, but I will check it out next week when I'm there. It is a really cool little store.
    Sadly, you’re right. Universal Merchandising (very efficient) replied on a Sunday to say they don’t carry them. They have other Hogwarts prints for $600-$700 in case I’m interested. (Sorry, no, I’d like something that hints Wizarding World with all the charm of the films/books).

    I hoped a few of us emailing might increase interest rather than letting individual cast members know.

    I was just surprised as Minalima have done special prints for most new WB Studio Tour additions in the UK and the work feels in their style.
     

    leebee

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    Sep 14, 1999
    The list of how to tour the WWoHP is exactly what I was looking for. Here's my question: We will be going to Universal on either Dec. 22 or Dec. 23. Is it going to be possible to accomplish all this, or will the parks be stupidly crowded and a waste of time and money? Travelers are just DH and myself (he's 59, I'm 63). I definitely won't ride anything, he might, but we'll want to see the queues!
     
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