This video of Luna Lovegood announcing the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios gives us the warm fuzzies.
Universal Studios, located in Hollywood, California, has spent five years working on bringing J.K. Rowling’s magical stories to life. Lovegood, who is portrayed by British actress Evanna Lynch, joined Alan Gilmore, art director for the Harry Potter films, in kicking off the grand opening in the below video, with wand in hand:
The video gives us a glimpse of the village of Hogsmeade. Guests of the theme park will walk down cobblestone streets, be greeted by whimsical characters like street merchants and a train conductor, with Hogwarts Castle as its focal point. Both adults and children can enjoy rides like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or the outdoor roller coaster Flight of the Hippogriff.
Here’s another look at the theme park to come, from a different angle (flying):
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will open on April 7, 2016.
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