Millions of fans waited with excitement when the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios Orlando. On June 18th, 2010, today marks the 3 year anniversary of the first official Harry Potter themed amusement park.
Cast members of the film franchise such as Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Bonnie Wright, Oliver and James Phelps, Tom Felton, and Rupert Grint were on hand to open the official magical world at Islands of Adventure.
Wizards and witches from all over the globe have come to Hogwarts in Orlando. It was here first that guests enjoyed JK Rowling approved Butterbeer, a ride on the Forbidden Journey with Harry Potter, and visited Ollivanders to let the wand choose them.
Its expected that many more happy magical folk will be on its way to Universal Studios Orlando with the expansion of Diagon Alley and Kings Cross Station. Since this wonderful day in wizarding history, theme park openings of wizarding worlds in California and Japan have been announced and no doubt will see just as much as success.
Have you visited Wizarding World of Harry Potter?
What was your favorite attraction?