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.

Save Your Galleons, Sickles and Knuts

There’s always time for shopping. At the wonderful shops that line the streets you can get fitted for robes at Gladrags Wizardwear, let the wand pick the wizard at Olivanders, and get some whiz bang jokes at Zonkos and sweets at Honeydukes. You can even send a message by Owl Post!

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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