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."
Aaaaw :) I love how Dan is surrounded by adoring little children :) <3
It would be funny if he was surrounded by adoring fan girls though ;) :L
I actually cried because I want to go so bad… I’ll be so close in a week… 3 hours… I WILL convince my parents!
So strange to see “snow” on the buildings when all the people look like they’re really hot and sweaty. Hopefully they got all the bugs out of the rides before the open, and hope everything still works by the time I get to see it (hopefully when it’s not sweltering!).
I want to go so bad. cry
Might be going in July?
They should have a screening of all the Harry Potter movies daily…as well as DH. Being in such a place and then watching a Potter movie would be epic
To "The Stew [ROAR] screening of the HP movies is a marvelous idea why don’t you suggest it to the folks at Universal Orlando!!!!!
All the actors were so great with the kids!!! They will remember this and cherish these memories for a long time to come. Many thanks to the cast for their attention to the children for whom this park was created and the rest of us “old” kids who will appreciate it just as much if not more!!!!!
I thought that would happen that why I am not going till next year. It is going to be like this all summer. It was sooo cute that rupert and Dan rode the rides with the children. I feel so sorry for all those ppeople who had to wait all that time. Well I will enjoy it next year that is for sure.
Does anybody know why Emma was not there? is totally not the same without her :(
That’s just adorable! Dan and the rest of the cast having fun with the kids!! Dammit, I’m jealous.
Absolutely fantastic! Dan was the perfect host with those kids! And out of all the actors who appeared today at the park, he seemed like the most genuine! He really seemed happy to be there and to be with those kids!
Uhm, when I rode the Forbidden Journey ride a week ago, it was inside the castle. They used to call the ride in the photo the Flight of the Hippogriff. ;-)
Boy am I glad I decided not to go on opening day. I’ll wait for the madness to settle down and maybe for the temperatures to drop a bit. Hmmm, that means I’ll probably not be going until October.
can’t wait to see all this……………..Fantastic pictures!!!..oh i hope i have picture with daniel radcliffe..
I agree with Christine, Dan is the most adorable guy EVER!
Lucky little kids! I want to go!!!