Universal Releases Images from Wizarding World Opening Day; Eight Hour Wait to Enter Park
June 18, 2010, 02:18 PM
Universal has released three HQ images from this morning's grand public opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. Part of our ever growing gallery of images from the grand opening, these images show Dan Radcliffe and Michael Gambon leading the students of the Today Show Wizarding World contest into the park and Mr. Radcliffe and the Phelps twins riding the Forbidden Journey ride with the students. View below:
On a related note, reports are coming online of the kind of crowd levels at the Harry Potter theme park. InsidetheMagic.net
notes that wait times could be "up to 8 hours just to enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter area of Islands of Adventure. Small crowds have been let into Hogsmeade Village periodically and reports suggest crowd control within these small groups is fantastic. Lines for two of the area’s most talked about attractions, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and the Ollivander’s Wand Shop, have been reported as only reaching up to 90 minutes, with the Wizarding World’s other rides having little to no wait at all."
I so wish i could go.It looks fab.:- <
Aww! They’re so adorable!
The only way I’d wait 8 hours to get in, though, is if I got to spend the day with Dan or Tom. :P
i know dan is short, but in the first picture, he barely comes up to a Phelps twin’s shoulder (either James or Oliver, i’m not sure which XD) and he’s not much taller than the first graders :)
omg its amazing did any of you see it on the news???
I can’t wait to see the park! Anyone else going to Infinitus this summer?? (:
I hope the crowds are a bit less crazy in august. I think id go mad waiting in line for 8 hrs! By the way, Dan seems to be getting impossibly cuter and cuter everytime I see him.
The images of Dan and all the cast with the kids is so sweet! These kids are so lucky to be there with them and the expressions on their faces is priceless. It would be such a treat to be there now… no matter what the wait lines are or the temperature is… I would still be pleased to be there. :)
So excited! Hope there is not much of a wait!
aww. there soo cute. dans like taking the lead. :) haha. damn 8 hours!
Three truly iconic images that we will no doubt be seeing again – and a memory that those children will cherish forever!
EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! THAT LOOKS SO AWESOME! Dan is so sweet to the kids! It’s really nice of the twins to ride on the ride with the kids! I can’t wait to go there myself! But the amount of time people have to wait is insane!
They just showed people on the local news who have gotten into Hogsmeade from the line, they are soooo happy! The line into Hogsmeade didn’t seem to dampen them in the end! :) yay
Those kids must have been so excited to be shown around by Harry Potter himself!
just amazing. i can’t wait for the day when i’ll be able to go
I’ve just been completely unable to focus at work all day today… I wanted to go so bad but it’s on the other side of the Atlantic… :’( I wish I could apparate.