Sneak Peek: Holy Hogwarts! The New Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ride Is Spectacular

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Liz Zack on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:49AM

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The Grand Opening

Universal Studios

a Liz Zack on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:54AM

Years in the making, Universal Studios celebrated the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening with a big celebrity party last night -- think Daniel Radcliffe, J. K. Rowling, lots of light-up wands, Butterbeer, and little cakes shaped like cauldrons (very, very tasty). Mostly the crowd was gawking at the unbelievable Hogwarts castle, which rises up at the end of the 20-acre World like something, well, right out of the books. The attention to every Potter detail is truly mind-blowing, as is the ride that everyone's been waiting for -- Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey! Want to feel like you were there? Here are all the insider details:


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