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    Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

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    It's finally here! [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8KHb2yIiuY]YouTube - Full ride-through of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV (mostly audio)[/ame]

    Orlando Attractions Magazine has posted the first POV of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey!

    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    The colors are crazy, but it looks cool.


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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmtnt55 View Post
    The colors are crazy, but it looks cool.
    Indeed, the lighting is all messed up. But hey, it's the first POV, so let's enjoy it!

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Is that an AA dragon I spy around the 1:28 mark?

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Is that an AA dragon I spy around the 1:28 mark?
    According to Orlando Attractions Magazine, the ride has both a simulator film and animatronics.

    So, yes!

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    No! I refuse to watch this as tempting it may be! I am going o hold out until October to see it.

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Too hard to tell if the animatronics are impressive or not.

    As I said in the other thread, this really does seem like an improved version of Spider-Man. That's really not much of a criticism, mind you, but I don't think this ride deserves the term "F-ticket" that some have tried to hype it as.

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    As others have said, you're really not missing much if you don't watch it. You can barely hear the audio, the video is almost invisible at time, and whatever animatronics/sets you may see appear as flashes of light and little else.

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    I like to think of that as a POV if you suffered from severe glaucoma, tunnel vision, and were prone to brief spells of blacking out.

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twist_of_Fate View Post
    As others have said, you're really not missing much if you don't watch it. You can barely hear the audio, the video is almost invisible at time, and whatever animatronics/sets you may see appear as flashes of light and little else.
    Quote Originally Posted by merfykins View Post
    I like to think of that as a POV if you suffered from severe glaucoma, tunnel vision, and were prone to brief spells of blacking out.
    Well, it's all we have at the moment.

    The audio kind of gives it away at times. Try listening with headphones (like I did).

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    usually im the positive one in these kinds of things, but so far it just looks like soarin on wheels mixed with a couple AA

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ckelef1 View Post
    usually im the positive one in these kinds of things, but so far it just looks like soarin on wheels mixed with a couple AA
    You say that like it's a bad thing. It looks great to me. I honestly don't know what else people were expecting with this, where else they could possibly expand the technology to. Short of having actors do all this each ride cycle for you, which, in addition to having severe limitations on what can be done, is just downright awkward, this is about as close to real life as it gets. The only thing they left out is 3D, which has severe limitations of its own.
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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ckelef1 View Post
    wow, attacking another person's opinion. That' original.

    what i meant is that the ride does not live up ( IN MY OPINION!) to all the hype. 2 years without concept art and barely any information and its like spiderman but with a couple improvements.
    So in other words......it's like the 7 Time Golden Ticket Award Winner for Best Dark Ride in the World with a couple of improvements? Sounds good to me!!!

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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    hrm... looks like soarin'+dinosaur in Harry Potter world.

    Of course in a dark ride like this its very hard to film... but I was kind of hoping for more. The whole 'soarin' aspect I was hoping they wouldn't rely on so much.
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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    Folks, please do not derail this thread with personal attacks. Presenting facts and logical support for your opinions is a welcome part of any discussion; using ad hominem attacks to belittle others for disagreeing is not. Let's please keep this thread on track and discuss the topic at hand: our opinions about this IOA attraction, not our opinions about people who have different tastes than us. Besides, posts like those tend to magically disappear, anyway.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey POV!

    It looks like they use the "Sorin'" aspect mainly in the
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    primary dragon fight and the Quiddich match
    . If they used it LESS than two times, I might say that they hardly used the KUKA arm to their full extent. The line to the ride is fantastic. It's like a mini-attraction unto itself! It sets up the main plot points:

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    1. You're a muggle invited to Hogwarts by Dumbledore and you're to go to a lecture
    2. Harry, Ron & Hermione want to help you escape the lecture and go to a Quiddich match
    3. A Dragon and Voldemort are also on the loose


    And the whole ride seems like a basic storyline, too, tying everything together:

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    You get on flying benches (due to Hermione's Floo Powder) and you fly to a Quiddich game (AND PASS HAGRID! EPIC WIN!!) when SOMETHING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG and a Dragon knocks you off course (Plot Point #2), forcing you to go through several places from the books such as the Forbidden Forest, the Ballask chamber, and... I couldn't tell, did they get to the Chamber of Secrets? Anyway, then you FINALLY get to the game and (just when you think that Malfoy was going to be the nastiest thing at the game) DEMENTORS show up, of course sent by Voldemort (Plot Point #3). Harry saves the day with the help of his friends (Ron, Hermione, and YOU!) and a party is waiting for you in the Great Hall.


    Also, isn't it clever that they use the "Room of Requirement" for the loading platform? Supposedly, in the books it can turn into any sort of room you want (provided it doesn't break any of the exceptions), so I guess park guests REALLY want to get on this ride because the room is a loading platform, as it appears here!
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