Amidst the grey cobbled streets and crooked roof tops of Hogsmeade, Universal Orlando resort celebrated the one year anniversary of the monumental Wizarding World of Harry Potter in great wizarding style. On the guestlist were Harry Potter enthusiasts, members of the Harry Potter cast and JK Rowling herself. The celebration kicked off at precisely 9:23 on the dot, the exact time the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened a year ago, on the 18th June 2010. The Hogwarts Express conductor led the countdown to the pinnacle theme park moment and snow confetti and gold streamers fell from the sky. Park guests enjoyed complimentary cauldron cakes, chocolate frogs and, of course, thirst quenching Butterbeers. "We're so excited to celebrate this milestone with our guests," said Bill Davis, president of Universal Orland Resort. "It's been an incredible year for us and our guests and we look forward to creating more exciting memories with them in the years to come."
Inspired by J.K Rowling's enchanting tales and magical characters, Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter features multiple themed attractions, shops, restaurants and rides identical to the films. You needn't be a Harry Potter fan to appreciate the genius behind the creation of this innovative and imaginitive Wizarding World, however, for those that are Harry Potter fans the experience truly is out of this world.
No Orlando holiday is complete without a day or two at Universal Orlando; you can swing across the streets of New York with Spider Man, join Agent J and the Men in Black in a quest to battle aliens, help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D and last but not least, fly high above the spires of Hogwarts Castle with Harry Potter. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the only place in the world where Harry Potter and some of the best films ever made come to life.
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