Only 3% are going on June 18th?!
That's when I am going. And based on the results of this survey I will apparently be the ONLY one there! I'll have the whole place to myself!
(okay 7% is not interested, so 100.000 people)
Conclusion, you would be alone with 99.999 others :-)
Either way, I would have made the soft opening at best if our annual trip was to Flordia
This year the first day of summer 2010 is June 21, So yeah it's in the spring.
The use of a walk-through before the ride should help reduce guest frustration with the inevitable long wait for something this popular. Visitors will be able to "see something" and begin the attraction experience before they are loaded onto ride units. The use of pre-shows and themed queues to establish story is smart strategy that I love to see theme parks employ.
Unfortunately, the trend toward ride reservation systems moved parks away from developing themed queues in recent years. While those systems can be nice for the folks who figure out how to use them, I do enjoy the more deliberate pace of attractions that offer a narrative introduction, as well.
I'm just scared Dragon Challenge/Duelling Dragons wait times are going to be really, really high because I want to ride both sides.
I think the actual ride portion is not going to be an hour, and therefore a lot of that time is almost like themed queues, but I'd imagine they'll be at least an hours wait to even get into the hour long 'ride experience'. Bad news for people with small children...
The early admission for hotel guests will be running by May 28. I suspect that the ride will be open for the public by then, but that the queue might be cut early in the afternoon or evening.
I also would expect the area to close a day or two in advance of a media event in order to prepare for that. So June 16 or 17 could be bad days to plan to get in on a soft open, unless you have one of the hotel packages.
I remember planing a trip to see Hollywood RRRC and Manta but didn't do it, cause Universal didn't finished in time. June 18 Spring or Summer seems a little too late again, what i really hope it's that all works since it seems like it took them sometime to get Hollywood RRRC working right at first.
At least in me and my Family they lost clients this past year. It just wasn't enough new stuff to go. I think a lot of people delayed there trips. So i don't think these year there would be many empty days around IOA. I think, Horror Nights ,June 18 those not matter, cause ill bet a lot of people delayed there trips. I think ill be pack.
I love Universal but this last year i felt plenty of disappointment.
Finally, anyone who thinks that the forbidden Journey will be anything less than extraordinary I pity you. To quote Seth Meyers and Amy Poller form SNL ……”really” “Just another movie with moving Chairs….Really” You think Universal would sink this much time and money into a movie with moving chairs……….”really”
I'm SURE there will be "soft" openings-- but USO would NEVER divulge a time when those start. It's the secret test runs or else EVERYONE would be trying to get on that new experience