The problem is, there are USF and Disney fans who refuse to visit the other due to some twisted sense of loyalty.
I am not a huge fan of Disney, even though we never had a bad experience. It is the crowds and extremely long wait times with my children that turned me off.
But I am with James and Anon, why not pull out the "big guns" for more than just the "Grand Opening" (I presume some of the "stars" will be present during those events)? Again, its not like the "stars" of the Harry Potter films are really all that busy these days....
As for all the sarcastic comments from others about Disney's 'rocking train' - grow up folks! New fantasy land wasn't conceived as a riposte to Harry Potter, it wasn't aimed at the same market and it seems to be doing very nicely for Disney thank you... Can't we just be happy that we have TWO giants now in the theme park world and enjoy each of them for what they offer to their different markets?
You just have to pick the right "Brit", Mr. Brown!!! ;)
@Tara No one is complaining that the lesser Weasley siblings are part of the festivities, just that lately they are ALWAYS the featured guests. They have become the faces of this expansion.
And for the record, I for one am not married. ;~)
"Get yer luverly Weasley siblings here! Three Weasleys for the price of one Potter".....
And David, the stuff about the British bank was "sort of" from Mary Poppins. I couldn't resist. Swing and a miss on my part, I guess!
@Trexen Maggie Smith is a fine actress, one of the "teachers" who is really a star as Anon wrote earlier. Has she ever shown up for one of these events? Alan Rickman would be another stellar addition to the party....
Showing my age here but Mr. Radcliffe does nothing for me at all, though he does seem to be developing into a decent actor.
As for the Disney vs Universal crowd, I like them both for different reasons and am willing to hear opposite points of view. However, I have friends and family members who are very polarized on the subject. It's almost as bad as putting a bunch of Florida and Florida State fans in the same room.
Banks are a bit of sore issue over here these days. From the farcical to the downright corrupt they seem a long way from the innocence of classic Disney films. More's the pity.
But we knew what you meant, James! ;)