April 23, 2014

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park has grand opening

HollywoodNews.com: The highly-anticipated “Wizard World of Harry Potter Theme Park” in Orlando, Florida finally had its preview part last night to gear up for the official launch.

Among stars that showed up to celebrate the event were “Harry Potter’s” own Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and even creator J.K. Rowling.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort kicked off its grand opening celebration tonight with help from Harry Potter film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Hogwarts castle for a spectacular display of fireworks choreographed to a special performance of music from the Harry Potter films conducted live by renowned composer John Williams. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will officially grand open to the public this Friday, June 18.

In addition, composer John Williams showed up to lead the Orlando Philharmonic through a performance at the foot of the Hogwarts castle, reports Orlando Sentinel.

One of the highlights of the night was a huge light show that was projected onto the castle, which entertained guests as they sipped on free butterbeer and Hog’s Head Brew.

The 20-acre theme park will officially open to the public this Friday, June 18th.

Watch some videos from the event below:

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