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10 Things To Do When Waiting to See Universal’s World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened up yesterday at Universal Studios Orlando, and there were thousands of people who had nothing better to do with their time than wait in line. Over the next few weeks, the traffic promises to be just as ridiculous, and if you’re one of those people who crave the excitement of waiting in line for hours and hours instead of delaying your gratification to a more reasonable time, here are a few things you can do to amuse yourself:

10. Come up with porn versions of each Harry Potter film, like “Harry Twatter and the Sorcerer’s Bone”.
9. Eat one of KFC’s Double Down sandwiches, suffer from a heart attack, have open-heart surgery, recover, and rejoin your line.
8. Craft a compelling argument putting all blame on President Obama for the length of the line in which you’re waiting, the temperature, the odor of the people around you, and the current economic woes that forced you to choose between attending the opening of a theme park or paying your bills. Then craft an equally compelling argument blaming Bush.
7. Keep a straight face while having a serious discussion about which House you would be picked to enter.
6. Make your own Butterbeer out of Bacardi and Coke. Drink until you really think you can do magic.
5. Come up with 10 reasons that people actually watch soccer voluntarily.
4. Solve the oil leak crisis for BP.
3. Take 400 photos of the line in front of you and the outline of the Wizarding World.
2. Play a game of “Punchfatty” wherein you run through the line and every time you see some moron wearing something that’s wayyy too tight with fat rolls poking out of their clothes, you punch the other person in the arm. First person to reach 100 points wins.
1. Realize how much you actually hate Harry Potter.

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14 Replies to “10 Things To Do When Waiting to See Universal’s World of Harry Potter”

  1. Trish Smith

    I never did understand the fascination people have with Harry Potter. I’ve read most of the first book, and pieces of some of the rest, and…meh. And don’t say it’s because I don’t “get it”; I played Dungeons and Dragons in high school (shut up) and love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. It’s just….yeh. Don’t get it. Maybe someone can explain it to me?

  2. Kim

    I must be the only one who is “meh” about Harry Potter and “meh” about the World Cup. I’m all “YAY!!” about just about everything else though. Happy pills must be kicking in. At last.

  3. Jess

    YAY!!! uhhhh….. I get to fight threw all that traffic today and sunday to go to work. This is probably the one time that working at City Walk is really gonna suck.

  4. J from Ireland

    Oh I don’t care how long the lines are, I am just dying to see this attraction. We are big Harry Potter fans in this house. Hopefully by October the lines will have died down!!
    Soccer is a load of bollox but as my husband and son are HUGE fans, the fucking World Cup is ALWAYS on the telly over here.

  5. Cissa Fireheart

    Opening day excitement, though I woke before dawn, sat in sweltering heat, and waited over 4 hours just to get in was totally worth it. I am an HP freak and every moment was worth it. I can say I was there, because I was, and I was happy to there. I don’t care what anyone else says, it was a day my daughter and I experienced because we wanted to and in the end, it was worth it. We even got to go on a ride, thought we could have gone on all of them, because the lines were actually worse for the shops, than the rides. We’ve done the late night book releases, and movie releases. We’ve read the books together, and this is something we wanted to experience. Scoff all you want, but if you’re a die-hard Star Wars or Star Trek fan or whatever, you’d do the same thing if it was a theme park for that!

    To each their own, right?

    And I made conversation with the people in line with me during the wait, we had great laughs, great convo, and I am now 3 friends richer! All in all, worth every minute.

  6. Grant

    Or you could bring a small bean bag and organize a quick game of hacky-quidditch.

    I’m sure the line is worth it just to get to the Hermione / Ginny make-out display.

    And butterbeer is made with Buttershots and Warsteiner. Baccardi and Coke is how you make a drunk.

  7. Hockeymandad

    I eventually want to see the area, but I am disappointed Universal didn’t do more. $400 million and its just a little corner of the park. You will be able to get through it in a couple hours as you would any other “land” in the park. I’ll wait until its cooler weather.

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