Great news, “Harry Potter” fans. The Wizarding World has found a new home on the West Coast. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is slated to open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday after two-and-a-half years of construction.
To buy tickets, simply head to the homepage for Universal Studios Hollywood. Sadly, tickets are already sold out for Thursday. But, for now, tickets are still available for the rest of the month. A one-day general admission pass on weekends will cost visitors $105 and weekday passes run for $95. If they are purchased online in advance, parkgoers can save as much as $20. For those who want to go for more than one day, the best option is to purchase a season pass for $119. Revelers can also opt to skip to the front of the line, but it will cost as much as $239.
Universal Studios promoted the Hollywood grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with the following blurb: “From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, opening April 7, 2016, at Universal Studios Hollywood℠. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, and sample fare from some of the Wizarding World's best-known establishments. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.”
Those who can’t make the trip shouldn’t fret. Universal Studios created an interactive website so the new attraction can be viewed from home. The three main attractions included are Hogsmeade, Hogwarts and the Flight of the Hippogriff.
Just days before the park's scheduled opening, some of the stars from the Potter films attended Universal’s red carpet event. Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley brothers) helped launch the new attraction Tuesday.
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