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#341 NimbusGalleon41

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 02:27 PM

I wish we knew whether or not the wands will be available at the grand opening.

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#342 magistra

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

Pretty sure they won't be.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:04 PM

Pretty sure they won't be.

Why? When do you think they will be available?

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:17 PM

Why? When do you think they will be available?


No one can say at this point. However, in my opinion I don't think that they would want to miss out on the sales of the opening day/week. Since they've spent months just adding interactive elements to both parks, and the fact that I've seen a team member's tweet that said "been practicing wand movements for the past 5 hours" last night I think that thy will be available. But no one knows for sure and I can only hope!

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:41 PM

Wow, this is going to be an eye-poke fest!
Not sure at all about people swooshing pointy sticks around in the theme parks to be honest.
Please don't get me wrong, the idea sounds fantastic and offers a very intriguing experience inside the two Wizarding Worlds.
 
But....
 
I do think that Universal guests are  a little less frenzied than some of the stereotype 'Disney Moms' that chop you up as they make a direct line to the Churro kiosk dragging little kids in her wake, but lets be honest, mixing excited guests in a crowded space with distractions abound, as other wannabe wizards concentrate on their magic craft, fills me with an image of a very full Emergency Room!
For what it's worth, I normally hate reading posts like this one, so I do expect some backlash, but please trust me I am not normally a Grumpy old troll!   :blink:


C'mon, the experience will just make them stronger for later in life Lol! Maybe it will be more of a stand in line and wait your turn experience. Like waiting to get your picture with a Transformer. I can't imagine how it's going to work. But I am so excited to find out!
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#346 Kev

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:57 AM

C'mon, the experience will just make them stronger for later in life Lol! 

 

Thanks Kathy1, you just made coffee come out of my nose! :wacko:  :angry:


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:47 AM

I wonder whether they'll have the wands and effects working but not promote the things? Would it be a wise move to just let people gradually discover the interactivity?

Probably not, as there would be wand riots.

That said, it's very strange that we know they're installing effects in Hogsmede, yet haven't heard or seen anything about the interactivity in any of the official media so far.

Still so many questions!

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:10 PM

C'mon, the experience will just make them stronger for later in life Lol!

 

Not unlike hitting people with your Smeltings Stick when the teachers aren't looking.  ;)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:34 PM

 

Will be interesting if this turns out to be true....  Exciting but interesting.  May be fun to watch all the videos of people vying over the spell spots though  :P


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:38 PM

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Will be interesting if this turns out to be true....  Exciting but interesting.  May be fun to watch all the videos of people vying over the spell spots though  :P


They're just reporting what they read from Briman of OU. I think he's right, though. :)
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

If they are a go on opening, and opening happens before/while I am there... I might explode.

Nah. I WILL explode.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

Hopefully everyone will in line for these wands and I can take advantage roam freely in other parts.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

If they are a go on opening, and opening happens before/while I am there... I might explode.

Nah. I WILL explode.

 

Well, they don't send people to Azkaban just for blowing up their Aunts, so I don't think Universal needs to worry.

 

Seriously, though, I hope they do and that you write an extremely detailed trip report for all of us to read!

 

(I KNOW that in this case "blowing up" refers to "inflating," potterheads, but I went ahead and made the joke anyway.)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

LOL! I was thinking of "poor" Aunt Marge when I wrote that, actually! 

And I'm officially putting away money *in case* they are available later this month. If not, hey! More Honeyduke's spending money! 

 

And I do plan on writing a trip report when I return, to share my excitement with everyone and revel in it a while longer :)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

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Looks like this could be a spell marker.If it is it looks like the incantation is written on the marker and the wand  movement is also described.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:12 PM

There's a ton more on his Twitter as well:

 

 

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/mattagins/status/477226209261015040


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

7 windows in Hogsmeade with them:

 


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:15 PM

Interesting! I saw on someone's twitter several windows in Hogsmeade are being redone and are covered (from the inside). That person must not have looked down at his feet while he was there.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:17 PM

It answers the question of how and what is said and done to cast the spell.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

It looks like we've found a marker for where to cast spells.It has the incantation and it looks like the wand action needed is also described.
 
Discussion over in the Interactive RFID Wands topic.


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Remember that nice wrist movement we have been practicing, ""swish and flick"
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