Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Debuts with Epic Show at Universal Studios Hollywood

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If you remember years ago, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter had a pretty amazing opening event at Universal Orlando.  Fast forward to last night, and Universal Studios Hollywood officially raised the bar and put on a pretty epic opening ceremony for the new addition of the same name.  As of today, Harry Potter has officially become a part of the Hollywood theme park, starting a whole new chapter in the park's history.

The event was pretty packed with stars of the Potter films and other guests, which does make a bit of sense considering the park is by Hollywood.  The above video was released by Universal Studios Hollywood, and covers many highlights from the event.

The epic part comes in when you notice that the park had John Williams conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic live for the event, playing some of the films' most well known and exciting music.  Even better, toward the end of the live performance the entire Hogwarts Castle castle came to life with some seriously impressive projection mapping.

Below is a film of some of the opening events, make sure to watch toward the end for the projection mapping!

The opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a major milestone in the series of renovations at Universal Studios Hollywood that has seen 75 percent of the park "reimagined."  With massive crowds expected now that the new land is open, it is no doubt that the park will continue to grow for years to come.