I'm so sick of 3D at theme parks...
According to Robert, Express will be out of the gate. I have had multiple emails with Universal P.R. about the introduction of Express a couple years after a new attraction opens. They are very responsive to feedback and respond to every concern. I have to say, it is refreshing to know someone actually listens.
This why we come back year after year.
But there's just a tiny part of me that's let down by yet more 3D screens, or indeed by screens of any kind. I'm longing for a Theme Park to blow me away with something real....
Overall, I'm SOOO thrilled about the details of Diagon Alley. Seems like JK put her foot down and made Universal do it her way, and ONLY her way - and thank god for JK! She's making Universal spend so much money and its going to be beautiful!!! Super, super detailed I absolutely love it and cannot wait!
Forbidden Journey is like that too, where I feel like I was visiting Hogwarts. But not a student, a visitor, riding those benches. At Gringotts I guess you can pretend more to be a witch or wizard, which I like better.
Contrast this with most Disney rides, where on some dark rides you are supposed to be a character from one of the films or they recreate famous scenes from the films. It's not as engaging as being on a whole new adventure that you can only have at the Universal parks, not in any movie or whatever. I love this approach.
We will be checking this out in the Fall :)
Is the drop going to be steep like Jurassic Park River Adventure or more gradual???
I hope for the latter due to the fact that:A.) I'm a big scaredy cat when it comes to drops (even though I will still go on it at least once!) andB.) There are a lot of younger Harry Potter fans out there that will not be able to enjoy the ride if it is too intense.
If you have anymore details about the drop Mr. Niles, please share!!!