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.

Can’t Wait? Don’t!

If you can’t possibly wait one more month, you can get a sneak peek of sorts now when you visit Universal Studios. Wands, robes and other goodies (the cutest Pygmie Puffs you ever did see) are available within the Features Presentation shop, just inside the theme park’s main entry. Then you can make your first visit to the Wizarding World fully clothed in your wizard gear, skipping the lines that are sure to form at all the shops when the park first opens.

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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