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  1. Jane
    October 18, 2018

    Thanks Dave. I will have to skip it, but as per your advice I would go through the queue once to see that, then exit before the ride.

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  2. Jane
    October 17, 2018

    I just remembered that Busch Gardens ride was called the Curse of Darkcastle.

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  3. Jane
    October 17, 2018

    Hi Dave, I’m wondering if I could handle Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The ending of Test Track was too much for me (not motion sickness wise, just…..neck / back wise….). I did fine with a mostly virtual reality ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg–the things we were sitting in didn’t move so much, so you could close your eyes if you needed to escape. Is Forbidden Journey like that, or do you get thrown around a lot? Thank you for any advice!

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    • Dave
      October 18, 2018

      Jane, you do get thrown around a lot.

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  4. Tom
    July 16, 2013

    Lemme say that I’ve been three times to Universal (twoce with pouring rain) and I share with you my experiences:
    First time I went to the ride but my 3 year old started to yell at the top of her lungs minutes, I repeat “minutes”, before jumping on the ride so my wife had to take her straight to the restroom (something inconvenient for other guests waiting in line let me tell you). I had a bitter sweet aftertaste and said to myself “you’re no fan of HP, it ain’t worth the wait again”.
    Second time my wife went with my eldest child and I stayed with the little girl asleep on her stroller.
    Third time we all went together, it was 4PM and wait time was 45 minutes, and my daughter was bewildered but my son said he was not scared at all. I repeated myself after the ride “it ain’t worth the wait” once more

    So, I guess Dave’s report covers it well

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    • Dave
      July 17, 2013

      Thanks, Tom!

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  5. Sass
    July 16, 2013

    Sorry, meant to say cranky, not uncranky. 😉

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    • Dave
      July 17, 2013

      Fixed, Sass!

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  6. Sass
    July 16, 2013

    I went to the link you posted about the cranky, unrealistic review and laughed aloud when it turned out to be a Slate article. I’ve long disliked the material from Slate and those who write it – and the reason is because, it doesn’t matter WHAT they write about, it’s always negative. I completely disregard anything that publication has to say.

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