Wizarding World of Harry Potter celebrates debut in grand fashion with star-studded opening ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood

in Events, Universal Studios Hollywood

Southern California has been waiting for this moment for so very long. Ever since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was announced for Universal Studios Hollywood back in 2011, fans have been anticipating the eventual opening date with bated breath.

Now that date is finally here, and to celebrate Universal held a grand two-day media event complete with stars from the “Harry Potter” film franchise and a grand opening ceremony featuring legendary composer John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra in front of the Hogwarts Castle.

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As you may know, the first few days of the area’s operation are already sold out, so if you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of Harry Potter or just theme parks in general, you likely already have plans to attend. If not, you can always check out our in-depth coverage and video exploration of the new area here: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4).

Expecto Patronum!  We’ll see you in Hogsmeade!

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