The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

He is most definitely the wizard that could, and today, Universal Orlando celebrated the one-year anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

UO kicked off the anniversary at 9:23am, the exact time the attraction opened on June 18, 2010, inside of Islands of Adventure.

After taking part in a countdown led by the Hogwarts Express conductor, guests celebrated in the streets of Hogsmeade while confetti and gold streamers fell from the sky.  Guests also enjoyed complimentary Butterbeer, cauldron cakes and Chocolate Frogs.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been incremental in bringing visitors to Universal Orlando in large numbers, and with the release of the final Harry Potter movie this summer, I expect it will continue to be a huge draw for visitors to Orlando for the rest of this year.

Have you visited the attraction? What do you think of it?

Image courtesy of Universal Orlando

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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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