Hogwarts in Hollywood – Universal Studios Hollywood opened its Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction on April 7. The new addition took five years to create.
The long-awaited opening – Visitors arrived before dawn to be among the first to enter Wizarding World's "Hogsmeade" village on opening day.
Password, please – The gargoyle guarding the headmaster's office at Hogwarts will likely make Dumbledore fans a little nostalgic for the books and films.
Hogwarts – The animated talking portraits are convincing -- until you realize they won't open up to expose a secret tunnel for you to climb into.
Magical thrills – Wizarding World has two roller coasters -- the outdoor "Flight of the Hippogriff" and the 3-D-based "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" ride, located inside Hogwarts castle.
Universal's third 'Wizarding World' – The Hollywood opening means Universal Parks & Resorts now has three Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions. The Orlando version opened in 2010, while Universal Studios Japan -- located in Osaka -- welcomed its Wizarding World in 2014.