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Hogwarts Castle at night
Monday, June 21, 2010 19:46

Universal Orlando has finally opened the long-awaited Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the public, with huge crowds descending on Islands of Adventure for a chance to experience the $200 million land.

Hogwarts Castle at night
Friday, June 18, 2010 07:43

Universal Orlando will officially open its $200 million Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the public on Friday, June 18, despite receiving a bomb threat on Thursday night.

Harry Potter stars image
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 20:02

Universal Orlando will stream live online video of the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 18, as well as a "celebrity preview" event on June 16.

Halloween Horror Nights image
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 20:10

Universal Orlando has announced the dates for the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights events, with advance tickets now available.

Hogwarts Castle image
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 18:47

On Sunday, NBC broadcast a half-hour TV special on Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter - see the full video here.

Hogwarts Castle image
Thursday, June 03, 2010 18:36

Universal Orlando again allowed members of the public into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Wednesday, as it continued a soft opening period ahead of the area's grand opening on June 18.

Hogwarts Castle image
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 18:55

Universal has begun a full public "soft opening" of its highly-anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with guests at Island of Adventure allowed into the area for a limited period on Tuesday morning.

Hogwarts Castle image
Monday, May 31, 2010 07:24

Members of the public have been able to experience Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - the headline attraction at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter - for the first time this weekend.

Hogwarts Castle image
Friday, May 28, 2010 07:48

Employees at Universal Orlando were able to test drive the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey attraction yesterday, but technical problems may have dashed hopes of an imminent public soft opening.

Harry Potter stars image
Thursday, May 20, 2010 18:59

Stars of the Harry Potter movies have been touring Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter this morning, as excitement builds ahead of its grand opening on June 18.

Hogs Head image
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 18:42

Universal Orlando allowed members of a travel industry group to tour the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Sunday, suggesting that a soft opening for the $200 million addition to Islands of Adventure is imminent.

Hogwarts Castle image
Monday, April 26, 2010 19:19

Universal Orlando has added a new feature to its official Wizarding World of Harry Potter website, enabling users to take a virtual walk through the highly-anticipated new area at Islands of Adventure.

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