Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.
I hear no lies.
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We get access to the WWoHP from 5 pm to 2 am. Except all rides close at 10 pm when the public are asked to leave.
So we don’t even get to ride the rides after hours, we still have to wait in line with the public. And the Gringotts ride is in such high demand that if we get there at 5 and get…
You know, there are tons of devastated people on the waiting list who would die for the chance to go to OATC. If you’re so unhappy, just return your ticket so that one of them will get to go instead. Simple.
It’s not just a matter of returning the ticket and all being well. They advertised something that they’re not providing- and while we’re not upset with the staff for this (guys seriously don’t blame leaky staff, they are doing their very best for us because do not forget they are fans just like us.) we’re upset at the situation in general. I say we as in the general group of people going- I personally am not too bothered by it because the rides aren’t my priority. But I understand how it is upsetting.
Comments like the one above don’t really help the situation much, and I understand that having missed out on a ticket sucks and hearing people complain about the event when they were lucky enough to get it seems unfair- but it’s also unfair that people bought the tickets being promised one thing and getting another.
It all sucks in general but sitting here being snarky to people who are voicing their distaste for the event change will fix absolutely nothing. We have a right to be pissed/upset/angry/disappointed! Just as people who got no ticket have a right to be upset/pissed/angry/disappointed!
Kelsey has every right to express her distaste without anyone trying to make her feel bad/guilty for being upset.
TLDR; Other people wanting to go to OatC in no way shape or form makes Kelsey’s disappointment any less valid, much like the knowledge that someone else in the world is in more pain than you makes your stubbed toe hurt any less. And there’s no need to be rude about it.
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS FUCKING VIDEO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW ITS ALL ABOUT THE BOOTY
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Alan Menken + Disney songs
Happy birthday, Alan Menken!
OH THERE IS SO MUCH. I heard that today the wait for Gringotts is 350 minutes. EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS. Edit - I can’t do math. That’s like five an a half hours.
It will not be so at our park event. I mean, there might be a wait. But nothing like that, oh god. I’d be shocked if you waited 45 minutes.
But yes, the food is going to be amazing. :)
So this is a really spectacular example of why when I say “I am not LeakyCon!” “This is my personal blog!” “what I say here isn’t an official statement!” you should believe me. That said, of course I shouldn’t say things without knowing the whole truth, and that was wholly my bad. Sometimes I get super excited just like the rest of you - but you should never ever ever ever ever take speculation on my personal blog as any kind of official anything from LC. That said, this has made clearer too that after this post I should say less things about LC here too. It always causes confusion, and isn’t necessary; I’d rather no one have to be upset over an assumption that when I geek out I’m doing it knowing all the things. Sometimes I don’t.
So again I AM NOT LEAKYCON THIS IS NOT A STATEMENT ETC ETC DO A DANCE:
SO HERE IS THE THING.
We made an assumption (UGH GOD NEVER DO THAT) that our stuff was going to be like it was in the past (that is, the rides besides Gringotts would be open almost the whole time, and Gringotts closing a bit earlier but not 10pm, because the newest ride always closest first - it was that way in 2010 too). So when we learned it would not, in fact, be that way, well, we were as upset as you are, and a looooooootttt of conversations have happened. Please do trust me though when I say that the Uni staff are completely wonderful and trying very hard to do everything they can. But they come from a place of “promise the least, hope for the most!” and we come from a place of “AAAHHH MAH GAAHHHHD LEAKYCERNNNN…. ALL THE THIRNNNGSSS”
But… here is the other thing.
Open at the Close 2014 is on the exact same time schedule as 2011. You just didn’t notice it because your experience at the park was uninterrupted. 10pm is when the official written “start” time is and also was that year, but that isn’t marked by anything other than the slow leaving of anyone not with our group. The first year there was a fan event there, they herded everyone into an ampitheater and THEN into the park, and it was terrible. People were shouting, they were mad, it was awful. (It will not be happening this year. Thank goodness.)
And here is the other other thing: I was at an event with 2/3rds of the people at it that OatC will have, in HALF the space, and I just realized this TODAY but… I didn’t go on Gringotts. I didn’t leave Diagon Alley. Gringotts was broken so I didn’t ride it. I had the freaking. time. of. my. life. And it was empty. EMPTY. I was the ONLY person in the room at Ollivanders (“Who gets that but Harry Potter?!” Matt told me later). I watched Celestina sing from the very front. I talked with the curmudgeonly goblin at the bank. I danced around the alley. I hugged the Leaky Cauldron walls. I had a 20 minute discussion with the Knight Bus conductor. I skulked in Knockturn Alley and tried spells as I found plaques in the floor. The train… oh, my god, the train. THE TRAIN. THE TRAIN IS AMAZING I WANT TO BE ON IT ALL THE TIME. I RAN BACK AND FORTH THROUGH PLATFORM 9 3/4 JUST FOR THE LOVE OF IT.
I bought a couple things, yea, but didn’t feel I needed to. The point is, when we had to leave I was stunned. I was stunned the time had gone by. And I was sure I hadn’t even discovered half of it. And until today I didn’t even think long enough about it to realize I hadn’t been on Gringotts. It was magical. I wandered down the alley, ate food (and that has to be set up late so that we have no Muggles picking at it!), and just enjoyed being in this incredible, immersive place, and I would go back there in a hot second (a super hot Orlando-in-July second).
In 2011, I didn’t ride anything either. I sat with friends and enjoyed a meal, then walked around and basked in being in the right place with the right people at the right time. And we have twice the amount of park to explore. We have Beedle the Bard (which I didn’t that night), the Celestina show, the TriWizard Rally, the frog choir, all that (frankly pretty damn good) food, unlimited butterbeer AND ICE CREAM IT IS SO GOOD. Ooh,and the Gillywaters. Those are super cool. And three years later we only raised the price $30, which we really didn’t think we were going to be able to do. But honestly, if after that you are really that upset, and don’t think you’re going to enjoy yourself, do ask for a refund. I don’t know when the deadline is, it’s not my department, but I would like to politely suggest you do not wait - there are 850 people on our waiting list, clamoring for a spot here. If you aren’t going to enjoy your ticket then please do let someone else do so! I will say that I am just as convinced as I have been from the start that this is going to be twice as magical as 2011. I know it sounds impossible. But I’m also super confident of it. And that comes from Melissa’s Opinion, not LeakyCon, ok?
Thanks to everyone who has been positive today! I’ve enjoyed that a lot. NOW I MUST CONTINUE ALL THE THINGS.
I've learned everything! And I had to learn it on my own.
The moment you realize that Ozai banishing his eldest son was the best thing he could have done for him.
Fuck Percy! He was an asshole. #WeasleyIsOurKing
lmao wrong fandom sweetie
Percy was pompous, but he came to fight with his family in the end. Not only that, but Percy just chose the wrong side and had a different view from his family- much like Sirius Black.
It was Arthur who said the ministry was using Percy, and how do you think it makes a person feel when their own parents don’t think they get to a certain point based on their own abilities?
It was also Arthur who told him to leave, instead of trying to understand his son.
Percy was an ass, but then again, you can say that about Arthur too- who is supposedly one of the nicest dudes.
l m a o w r o n g f a n d o m s w e e t i ea glorious but stressful day for the pjo fandom
can we just agree that hermione doesn’t give two shits about throwing rocks in the water. she knows exactly what she’s doing bless her
HE LITERALLY JUST TAUGHT HER WHAT SHE TAUGHT HIM IN THE FIRST BOOK
SWISH AND FLICK
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING
[SCREAMS OUT LOUD]
Just for the record in case anyone forgot, stalking and harassment is illegal and if you engage in it and get called out on it, good. Celebrities don’t exist for your personal entertainment. The are actual people, who deserve the same respect as you or I. So next time you think about doing something stupid to meet your idol you claim to respect, don’t.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ THIS!!!
I struggle with depression and anger, and my parents don’t like it. They accused me yesterday of being on my phone too much (I was on Tumblr a lot, I will admit)
Being angry like I am, I got upset at them and tried to defend myself, saying that internet friends are some of the most important people in my life.
Now they want to see if my internet friends will come through for me!!
I feel a bit discouraged, because I have 25 followers. And 3000 is a big number. But please everyone, repost this so it’ll have a pay-it-forward kind of effect…
If you love your internet friends, help me prove my parents wrong, and show them that internet friends ARE real!!
Also I can’t believe this is such a horrible picture of myself but I don’t care because my looks don’t matter to the people that care :D
Good luck getting ungrounded!! :3
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