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.

Dumbledore’s Inner Sanctuary

A pensieves and a phoenix await in the headmaster’s office. Reading the books brings the world to life in your imagination. The wonderful movies showed us what the characters actually look like and how they talk. One of the great thrills of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World is that you can now actually step foot into that world that has become so real in your imagination. Just don’t forget the password: Lemondrop!

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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