Breaking! Universal Studios Hollywood sells out Harry Potter opening day!


We’ve been telling you for months that the Wizarding World is going to be huge! Now Universal Studios Hollywood has announced, that on the very night of the huge World Premiere of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hollywood, the park has sold out for opening day! This is huge news for the park, as it still proves that Harry Potter is the golden ticket.




When the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando in 2010, the World stopped for just a moment to watch the magic unfold. Wait times to get into the park also exceeded several hours, with an even longer wait to experience the Wizarding World. And with good reason, The Wizarding World sections at Universal Parks are some of the most detailed, most themed areas in the world. It turned the theme park world on it’s head, and even sent Disney scrambling to rethink how they build attractions.


Now, the Wizarding World Hollywood is coming to Hollywood in quite possibly the biggest way. The signature attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, will be in 3D for the first time in America. There will be more shops than ever before, and actual film pieces will be used in some of the attractions. Plus, you have the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills to transport you even more into the Scottish countryside.


“We have been getting ready for this exciting day for the past five years and share the exhilaration with those guests who’ve made April 7th a sell-out day,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “This incredible consumer demand speaks largely to the arrival of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ and the dramatic 75 percent transformation of Universal Studios Hollywood into an entirely new destination.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood can be purchased via EZ Rez™, the newly introduced, industry-leading online ticketing platform. This innovative, easy-to-use online ticket purchasing system features an array of new consumer benefits designed to enhance visits to The Entertainment Capital of L.A. This includes premium savings with all online transactions, one-hour early entry to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” and the opportunity to reserve specific date visits.

Join us later tonight as we bring you highlights from The Wizarding World grand opening, and be sure to book your trip into Hogsmeade for your tour of Hogwarts soon!

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