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Who'll be the the first to try the Platform 9 3/4 gag at Harry Potter?

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Published: April 20, 2010 at 10:55 PM

I'm wondering at what point this conversation - or something like it - takes place at Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter:

Perhaps it will be a frustrated Universal employee who inflicts this on an especially annoying or clueless visitor. Or maybe an older brother or sister, with a sick sense of humor, trying to convince a gullible younger sibling.

"Hey, how do we get to Harry Potter?"

"Oh, it's easy. You get there the same way as they did in the films. Platform 9 3/4"


"Platform 9 3/4. You know, like to get to the Hogwarts Express? It's a really cool effect - it was really expensive to produce and that's why it took them so long to open. You have to get a running start, then run through that brick wall over there."

Platform 9 3/4
Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station in London

"You're kidding me."

"No! I'm totally serious. Just run at the wall there, then it will open and you'll be on the ride."

I know, it's evil. ;-) But I will bet you a galleon that someone tries to pull this gag not long after the new land opens.

Update: Now that I think more about it, I think the most logical candidate to really, really want to try this gag might be a frustrated Disney cast member, after being asked about Harry Potter one too many times this summer.

Readers' Opinions

From Adam Dodds on April 20, 2010 at 11:30 PM
I think fellow CMs and I believe that people are already too confused. I'm sure we won't add to the confusion. And I'm not sure you can call it a gag.
From Joshua Counsil on April 20, 2010 at 11:44 PM
Give me enough Butterbeer and I'll give it a whirl.
From Phil B. on April 21, 2010 at 6:19 AM
What would I do with a big old wooden sail boat anyway?
From Anthony Murphy on April 21, 2010 at 7:39 AM
I will say I have noticed that if anybody sees a movie that is either animated or geared towards children, they automatically think its a Disney movie. I guess thats a good thing for Disney!
From on April 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM
I think that park offenders should have to give it a mandatory crack.
Depending the severity of the offense. There should be a list.

If you run someone over, 2 cracks at the wall!!

It should be law.

From Robert Niles on April 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM
This is, of course, simply a more violent variation on the create a queue gag.
From Tyler Stover on April 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM
If you've ever read notalwaysright.com, you'd probably believe, like me, that some dim-witted guest would try it first without even being told.
From on April 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM
I am sure it will show up on youtube one day

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