The day is finally here. After much ballyhoo, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now officially open to the public.
It turned out to be something of a rainy day, but the moody weather seemed very appropriate to the setting, and fans were definitely not kept away by the gloom. In order to temper crowd surges, Universal implemented a timed-entry procedure that paced guest access throughout the day.
And on Universal’s official YouTube page you can enjoy the special “opening moment” which occurred at 5:30 AM on Thursday morning.
Other than a couple of the outdoor shows being cancelled due to the rain, it was a highly successful first day for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.