Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
June 17, 2011, 12:40 AM
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.
Sorry I missed it, but it’s summer in Florida. Very good day to be in air conditioning.
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!
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!!:)))
I really wish I could go. If only I could learn to appearate.
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.)
I so wish I could go! I’ve been wanting to ever since it opened but haven’t been able to!
I went last summer. It was wonderful, and I was so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to see Hogwarts.
Time sure does fly by!
Wowzers. I still need to go.
BTW the site looks SO much better now.
A year? already .. Not possible .. OhGosh .. I haven’t even been there yet !
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.
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. :-)
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.)
Its been open a YEAR and I still haven’t gone?! D: How did this happen?? :(
I’ve got to visit soon…
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 <3