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Grand Opening of the
Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Adventures of Harry Potter now come to life at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.

Just after 5:30 am, the line for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter moved from the bridge outside of Islands of Adventure to the entrance gates.

That is where I meet these three (below) from York, PA. Little did I know they would end up as the Orlando Sentinel's feature photo for the Grand Opening! Way to Go!




From inside of Islands of Adventure we heard above the lines, but could never have imagined how long they were.

While we arrived to see The Grand Opening at 5 am, this is what the line to get into Islands of Adventure looked like at 9 am!

First photo is the bridge area right outside the gates, the second photo shows the line wrapping around in front of Universal and into City Walk





Now that you have seen a bit of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter you can now begin planning your Orlando vacation to experience your own Harry Potter Adventure!

Orlando is home to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure which is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, SeaWorld and the Walt Disney World theme parks and various Water Parks so there is always something to do or see.

We hope you plan your next Orlando vacation here with us at Orlando-Vacation.us


Grand Opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter, June 18th 2010

After years of waiting, June 18th, 2010 finally arrived and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opened up at universal Studios - Islands of Adventure.

My Timeline for the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Since you were not allowed to camp out - timimg was everything. I got a little lucky and happy to be part of the group that got to see the official Grand Opening live!
- Up at 4 am and on the road by 4:40
- Arrived at stoplight heading into Universal parking at 5:01 - 1 minute after it opened!
- 5:16 am parking gates open up and I am 7th in my line
- 5:24 am parked and heading to Islands of Adventure
- 5:31 am at the Bridge leading to Islands of Adventure
- 5:36 am they move the crowd to the Islands of Adventure gates
- Surprise 6:00 am the start letting people into Islands of Adventure!
- I am in and focused, I pass about 150 people as I head to Harry Potter
- 6:14 am I make it to the bridge leading to Harry Potter
- We are told that we may not get into until 10:30 "After the Opening"
- Surprise 9:14 am The line on the bridge moves, half get in and we are still on bridge
- 9:22 am We get a short speech and are moved to view the Grand Opening!
- Grand Opening gets underway!
- 9:46 Our group heads into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

My Videos from The Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Here for Official Wizarding World Grand Opening Videos

Enjoy the Harry Potter Videos and if you have your own photos or videos become a Fan on our Harry Potter Facebook Page and share!

Harry Potter Videos - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
I have pulled together my and other Harry Potter videos

5:30 am - The Bridge outside of Islands of Adventure
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Grand Opening Day June 18th, 2010



Line Video 7 am - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
This line stretches from Jurassic Park to the bridge leading to Hogsmeade
FYI - Those on the Bridge were the first group of people to head into WWoHP!



I have Grand Opening Event Videos Here
Wizarding World of harry Potter from Concept to Grand Opening
These Videos include the Nighttime Grand Opening Event & Fridays Events


Plan Your Orlando Vacation, Stay at Universal and See Harry Potter!




Grand Opening Ceremony is Over - Now Heading into Wizarding World of Harry Potter - As the Media Looks on We Head In!


Al Roker & NBC Today Show at Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Video of Lines waiting to get into Wizarding World of Harry Potter


I didn't get all the videos I wanted during the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter but I can say I had a great time and enjoy the experience.

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Harry Potter - Main Page - Wizarding World from Concept to Grand Opening Videos - The Shops of Hogsmeade - Hogwarts Castle Videos - Orlando - Harry Potter 's Forbidden Journey - My Opening Day Videos

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