Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Opens to a Crowd of Thousands

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Planning a summer vacation? If you're a Harry Potter fan, then Orlando may be just the place for you and the family now that the much-anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is open to the public!

Universal Orlando's newest attraction opened early this morning, and a crowd of thousands -- many of whom who had spent the night in the area -- poured into the park. In fact, crowds were so heavy that some wonder if the park will reach capacity and close its gate later today (similar to what happened when Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park opened).

Some familiar faces in the crowd? Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were on hand for the grand opening.

So what can one do at the park?

Provided you're willing to wait, attractions include: Three Broomsticks restaurant, Ollivander's wand shop, a butterbeer cart selling the signature Harry Potter beverage, as well as several rides -- a Hogwarts Express train, Dragon Challenge, Flight of the Hippogriff, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride.

Maybe I'm just a nerd, but I want to go to this!

Are you excited about the new Harry Potter theme park?


Image via Universal Orlando

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