Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

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Jun 18, 2011

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On June 18 at exactly 9:23 a.m. Universal Orlando celebrated the one year anniversary of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests and staff members inside the
park were treated to some complimentary Butterbeer, cauldron cakes and
Chocolate Frogs. The conductor of the Hogwarts Express led the crowd in a countdown; video of the event can be seen here.

To virtually commemorate the event and get everyone involved, a special Anniversary tab has been added to the theme park’s Facebook page inviting fans to take a look at some of the highlights from the past year.

A fun Facebook application has also been set up for fans to raise their mug and share a virtual Butterbeer.





21 Responses to Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Avatar Imagetrontech says: First? Sorry I missed it, but it's summer in Florida. Very good day to be in air conditioning.Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: One year since I was there :D Wish I could have gone back. Also glad to see Leaky back to normal. AND more owls on the youtube page? Exciting!Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Ya leaky is back to normal! Hooray! And I love this place ,,,I wish I could stay for a week and sleep at the castle..I might as well move in for seven years of school!!:)))Avatar Imageratorr2 says: I really wish I could go. If only I could learn to appearate.Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: June 18 is also my brother's birthday. And he's a Potter fan as well. Maybe something good will come of this somewhere down the line. (Insert villainous mwahaha here.)Avatar Imagedracowasinnocent says: I so wish I could go! I've been wanting to ever since it opened but haven't been able to!Avatar Imagehermioneginnyluna says: I went last summer. It was wonderful, and I was so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to see Hogwarts.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Time sure does fly by!Avatar ImageMissMarauder says: Wowzers. I still need to go. BTW the site looks SO much better now.Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: A year? already .. Not possible .. OhGosh .. I haven't even been there yet !Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: I went to the WWoHP last August and although the weather was very very very hot and the place was really crowded, I had an amazing time. I wish I could go again soon, a nice cold butterbeer would be awesome. Avatar Imagetrontech says: I've decided to haunt Potterworld after I die. Watch for strange lights in the upstairs windows. (I've already picked out a couple.) Hagrids Hut will be a good place to relax during the day. Fang will be a good companion. You can hear him in there, barking occasionally when you're at Potterworld. :-)Avatar ImageBara says: I live in Florida about 8 hours away from the Wizarding World & I still haven't had a chance to go. :( As much as I would have loved to have been there for the anniversary, I wouldn't dare go with the weather being as it is. (It's almost 100 degrees during the day here. I would hate to think what it is south of me.)Avatar ImageCrazy and Proud says: Its been open a YEAR and I still haven't gone?! D: How did this happen?? :( I've got to visit soon...Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I love the WWoHP!Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: i love wwohp! it is amazing! and i went there in the extreme heat last summer and it was worth it <3, i am glad it is held on for a year! i hope more years to come <3Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Congrads Wizarding World! I wish I could have been there, but I will soon! :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Wow! One year already? It's so fast, huh?! You know, it's using past-tense language (celebratED, etc.) on June 18, but this post came on June 17! xD I'm such a geek for noticing these weird things!Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: too cool!! i cant wait to visit there!!!!Avatar ImageDisneyDarling says: when i went it took my breath away. i wish i could live there (btw the ride was awsome)Avatar Imagerubberduck600 says: I am going soon and looking forward to it. Wonder if I'll get one of ollivanders wands.

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