Universal Orlando’s WWoHP Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando first opened!

Since June 18, 2010, millions of Potter fans have visited the park, the Diagon Alley expansion has opened, and Hogsmeade parks have opened at several locations around the world. In celebration of this momentous event, Universal Orlando’s blog has shared some of its best memories of the park’s opening festivities, including a red carpet appearance by J.K. Rowling.

You can watch MuggleNet’s own video of the opening day ceremonies below:

Here at MuggleNet we’ve got lots of memories of our own – we’ve posted over 400 articles about the Wizarding World parks, some of them stretching all the way back to 2006, when the idea of a Potter theme park was just a rumor. Since then, several members of our staff have visited the park and were transported – even if only for a few hours – to that magical world we love so well. Thank you, Universal, for five amazing years – and here’s to many more!

Be sure to read Universal’s full blog post, and share your own memories of the park with us. Were you at the opening? Let us know about your favorite WWoHP memories!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.