VIDEO: Opening day at Wizarding World of Harry Potter brings big crowds, moody weather to Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.

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And on Universal’s official YouTube page you can enjoy the special “opening moment” which occurred at 5:30 AM on Thursday morning.

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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.

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