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.
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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.
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.
Universal Orlando has announced the dates for the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights events, with advance tickets now available.
On Sunday, NBC broadcast a half-hour TV special on Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter - see the full video here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.