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The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort. As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder. Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.  
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Thirteen years after the first Harry Potter book was published, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is finally open, offering real-life experiences for rabid fans.

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The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort. As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder. Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.  
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The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort. As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder. Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant. Islands of Adventure IOA
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As guests pass through the arch into Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, they will be immediately transported to a world of wonder, excitement and adventure. While exploring the cobbled streets of the highly themed environment, they will encounter iconic locations from the Harry Potter books and films, like the Hogwarts Express, Ollivanders and the majestic Hogwarts castle. Set for a grand opening at Universal Orlando Resort on June 18, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.
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Visitors stroll the streets of Hogsmeade in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to general admission ticket holders June 18. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Members of the Hogwarts Choir sing for guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to general admission ticket holders June 18. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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A clerk, right, at Ollivander's Wand Shop helps visitors pick out a magic wand at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to general admission ticket holders June 18. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Mounted on the wall of the Hog's Head pub at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the hog's head, which will come alive and puff its jowls at visitors. Adjacent to the Three Broomsticks, the Hog's Head pub is where guests can enjoy a cold Butterbeer, pumpkin juice and other beverages. Set for a grand opening at Universal Orlando Resort on June 18, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant. Islands of Adventure IOA Alan Gilmore Paul Daurio
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The entrance to Hogwarts Castle is seen at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to general admission ticket holders June 18. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Hogwarts Castle is seen at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, June 9, 2010. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens to general admission ticket holders June 18. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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** FOR STORY PARQUE HARRY POTTER ** FILE - Many iconic elements from the Harry Potter books and films can be seen in the queue line of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ? the marquee attraction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests will pass by the regal Griffin statue on their way to Dumbledore?s office. The wonder and magic of Harry Potter?s world comes to life when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand opens on June 18. (AP Photo/Universal Orlando Resort, File)
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** FOR STORY PARQUE HARRY POTTER ** FILE - Just like the Harry Potter films, portraits line the walls of Hogwarts castle, the home of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, the marquee attraction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When passing through the Portrait gallery, guests will encounter several magical talking portraits created exclusively for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including the four Hogwarts founders. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the only place in the world where the stories of Harry Potter will come to life, grand opens on June 18. (AP Photo/Universal Orlando Resort, File)
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HAGRID'S HUT - An authentic replica from the Harry Potter films, guests will pass by Hagrid's hut on their way to the Flight of the Hippogriff family-friendly roller coaster. Just before they board, Hagrid instructs guests on how to properly approach and fly on a Hippogriff. Hagrid's hut will be seen as part of a feature about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice this Sunday, April 4. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand opens on June 18.
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