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 hope that things will calm down and maybe the kids and I will go in the fall. I see two rides and where you can buy food, but what else do you get to do? It would be cool to see props from the movies like on the traveling tour. I couldn’t wait in line for anything.
okay, lines opening day
main line just to get in 6 1/2 hours
ollivanders 3 hours
butterbeer cart 1 1/4 hours
three broomsticks 3 hours
zonkos/honeydukes 2 hours
forbidden journey 1/2 hour
dragon challenge 5 minutes
flight of the hippogriff 15 minutes (maintenence)