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    3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Universal Orlando is a class act!

    Imagine the surprise of 3,000 audience members at last night's midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the AMC theater in Universal CityWalk Orlando. Following the film, they were escorted into Island's of Adventure's Wizarding World of Harry Potter where they had free access to all of the attractions for over 2 hours.

    Kudos to AMC and Universal for treating their fans like Wizard and Witches!
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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Good for them......never see Disney being this cool and letting people into the parks for free for seeing Tron or Pirates

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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    well that's a way to boost YOUR theatre vs another location. wow
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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    O_O


    That's the kind of AWESOME news that makes my heart sink and wish I was among them! Sounds like Disney's PIrates of the Caribbean fan day but not as impressive.


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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    I was there! So much fun
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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    I heard Dueling Drago - I'm sorry, Dragon Challenge was down due to noise restrictions from the neighbors and Forbidden Journey was undergoing its typical nightly maintenance, so neither were open. To my understanding, all of the shops, Hippogriff, and Ollivander's were all operating, as well as the food carts (including the Butterbeer).

    Still a fantastic treat, and really symbolic of the fact that while the last Harry Potter film has now been released, his journey into the hearts and imaginations of people has only just begun. Classy move by Universal.

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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    well that's a way to boost YOUR theatre vs another location. wow
    From my understanding, they didn't promote this before.


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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Yeah this was a surprise or else I would have been there! This is Epic! Major, HUGE kudos to Universal Orlando for this!

    What a great way to really show you appreciate people's business!
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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    And while the fans who get to go feel that they win and are treated to something special, it's Universal that wins from selling even more merch from super excited fans! Smart, smart, smart.

    I don't even think Disney can do this because their merchandise really doesn't cut it in comparison. Only perhaps Star Wars could compete in that regard. But wait... Downtown Disney is too far from DHS. They couldn't practically do it to begin with. Womp womp.


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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    From my understanding, they didn't promote this before.
    Of course not - but when you do things like this.. or like the Director's showing up like they've done at Cali... etc.. then your 'on property' theatres build a reputation for being more then just your local neighborhood theater. It starts to build up a reputation/aura that it's above your local place and worth going there for.. even if nothing is specifically promoted.

    'importance' is the word that comes to mind...
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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Quote Originally Posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
    Good for them......never see Disney being this cool and letting people into the parks for free for seeing Tron or Pirates
    Disney is just cheap =}

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    Re: 3,000 Midnight Harry Potter Movie Fans Get Surprise Entry Into Wizarding World!

    Here's some video from it that was posted on Perez Hilton.Potter Fans Invited To The Wizarding World Theme Park - For Free! | PerezHilton.com

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