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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:23 pm

For the virtual queue, do they open it at the official park opening time or is it open immediately once you're scanned through the gate? I was curious if Hagrid's is going to become a Rise of the Resistance esque lottery system.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:28 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:For the virtual queue, do they open it at the official park opening time or is it open immediately once you're scanned through the gate? I was curious if Hagrid's is going to become a Rise of the Resistance esque lottery system.


From my experience yesterday, it is a lottery type situation. I tried many times from 10am-11ish with no luck. Then all of a sudden, times opened up at 12:30, 1, and 2pm. I ended up going at 1:15. Still waited about 20-25 minutes since there is a lot of social distancing in line.

Once we got on the coaster, they filled every row. They still give you hand sanitizer before you boarded, and they cleaned each train after you exited. Good luck!

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:05 am

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:32 am

I was to amazed at the quick pop of airtime on that turn to even notice the stall
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Postby Pedrinho » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:33 pm

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:35 pm

Drove past Universal today and Volcano Bay was listed as 'at capacity'.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby cparkes92 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:23 pm

SharkTums wrote:Drove past Universal today and Volcano Bay was listed as 'at capacity'.


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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby oriolat » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:46 am

I wonder what the maximum capacity for Volcano Bay is now that it has been limited.

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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:40 am

Meanwhile in Korea, on a 32c weekend, people staying away of their own free will:

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Although it could also be that although the small indoor area is open, the park is charging $50 dollar for entry and the wave pool is the only pool open in the whole park (not even the lazy river) and only running one flume, their signature attraction Mega Storm.

They are recommending social distancing even in the pools though:

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