Harry Potter first entered our hearts in book form, then hit the big screen in delightful movies, and finally, Hogwarts heads to Hollywood as the new theme park The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens April 7. Don your robes, have wands at the ready (not in back pockets, we don’t want any blasted buttocks, as Moody would remind us) and get ready to enter a magical world. If you can’t wait until April, flip through to catch a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Welcome, First Years

Rising above tram lines and minions, the spires of Hogwarts looms above the village of Hogsmeade. The first sight gives you a tingle in your stomach – it’s actually here. Enter the gates and find out what lies ahead.

  • Welcome, First Years
  • Dumbledore’s Inner Sanctuary
  • Enter, If You Dare
  • Whither, Sir Cadogan?
  • What Do You See?
  • Save Your Galleons, Sickles and Knuts
  • What Would Wizards Eat?
  • Fly Like the Hippogriff
  • Can’t Wait?  Don’t!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood opens on April 7, 2016. Admission is part of the ticket price for Universal Studios. Ticket prices vary depending on the day. Check their website for details, and be sure to check back here at Red Tricycle for our tips and wizarding tricks for getting the most fun out of your visit as soon as the park opens.

Online: universalstudioshollywood.com/harrypotter

Are you excited to visit this magical world? What is it you can’t wait to taste, try or experience?

—Meghan Rose

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