Surely you've heard by now that the Harry Potter universe has been planted with meticulous detail at Universal Studios Hollywood, and it's officially open to the public this week, on April 7th. But, like, what exactly can you expect when you go there, other than themed food and drink? You Muggles better get ready: this place is like living all your high school dreams at once (except that one with that one cheerleader/football player/drama nerd/insert trope here):
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It's all true: one of the first things you see upon entering the land is the Hogwarts Express, billowing smoke but not going anywhere. In the station next to it is a photo booth (natch), where you can send friends pics proving you're off to see about a wizard.
... and windows will open, gadgets will move, hourglasses will turn, and more secrets will be revealed.
On your way to the rides, you'll come across themed shows -- like these singing toads...
Yes, we said rides -- there're two, including this outdoor rollercoaster, Flight of The Hippogriff, which is sort of a mini-coaster for thrill-ride beginners, and the more intense 3D + movement ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which is in Hogwarts Castle. Yep: inside. Hogwarts. Castle.
In fact, the whole world, including Hogwarts, was designed with the team from the movies, so everything will look, well, awesome...