Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s big bash!
After a stellar first year and bringing in record-breaking profits, Wizarding World of Harry Potter celebrated its one-year anniversary with a big bash of magical proportions. Check out photos and a video below and also learn about Wizarding World’s latest contest!
The party started at exactly 9:23 a.m. when Wizarding World first opened its doors last year on June 18, 2010. Lucky fans gathered around the streets of Hogsmeade as the Hogwarts Express conductor led a countdown to the magical moment complete with streamers and confetti.
And what would a Harry Potter party be without some enchanted treats? Harry Potter fans toasted each other with free butterbeer while feasting on cauldron cakes and chocolate frogs!
Along with the bash, Wizarding World of Harry Potter just kicked off a contest where the winner will get a free trip to the park. Through July 15, U.S. fans can win a VIP trip to the Universal Orlando Resort by sharing their story on the official Facebook page at Facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoResort. Fans who have been to the park can write about their fave Wizarding World memories while those who haven’t been can dish about why they want to go.
Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter has much to celebrate including its recent Webby Awards where Wizarding World picked up two prizes including the People’s Voice Award for “best tourism website.” Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe (who happens to be featured on SheKnows’ Man Candy Mondays) attended the awards ceremony last week where he took the stage as a presenter. Check out the video below!
Also last week, a new report detailed Wizarding World’s phenomenal rise with attendance at Universal growing by over 30 percent in the past year, with almost 6 million people checking out the new attraction.
“We’re so excited to celebrate this milestone with our guests,” said Bill Davis, president of Universal Orlando Resort. “It’s been an incredible year for us and our guests, and we look forward to creating more exciting memories with them in the years to come.”
Don’t miss more pics and the video from Wizarding World’s big celebration!
Wizarding World’s one-year anniversary party:
Daniel Radcliffe at the Webby Awards:
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