The ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Opens at Universal Studios

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The brand new “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” opened its gates Thursday to lines of fans waiting to be the first to visit the fictional village at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City.

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood opened its gates just before 6:30 a.m. on April 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood opened its gates just before 6:30 a.m. on April 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Crowds of people, many of whom were dressed in Harry Potter style robes, were let into the new land just before 6:30 a.m., video showed.

The attraction is based on the hit movies inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book series and follows similar attractions already open at Universal Studios Florida, including “Harry Potter’s Hogsmead" and "Diagon Alley.”

The attraction features Harry Potter themed restaurants, shops, and craft beverages created just for the new park, CNN reported.

There are also a number of Harry Potter themed rides, including “The Flight of the Hippogriff” roller coaster and a “Forbidden Journey” 3D-HD ride.