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First Look: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

I was lucky enough to be one of the journalists invited to preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood before it officially opened the next day. Here are some of the photos I took during the special Media Preview.

Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogwarts at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps, and Oliver Phelps during panel discussion with media. (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps, and Oliver Phelps during panel discussion with media. (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Evanna Lynch, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Tom Felton during panel discussion with media. (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Evanna Lynch, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Tom Felton during panel discussion with media. (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Yay for Butterbeer (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Yay for Butterbeer (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogwarts students (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogwarts students (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Ollivanders (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Ollivanders (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Honeyduke's (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Honeyduke’s (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Wand Selection Ceremony (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Wand Selection Ceremony (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Wand selection ceremony (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Wand selection ceremony (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Inside Ollivander's (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Inside Ollivander’s (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Travel writer Ashley Burnett tries her hand at magic (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Travel writer Ashley Burnett tries her hand at magic (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Frog Choir Performance (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Frog Choir Performance (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Even the bathrooms were designed like the bathrooms at Hogwarts (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Even the bathrooms were designed like the bathrooms at Hogwarts (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

More of the stars from the movies (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

More of the stars from the movies (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

The Monster Book Of Monsters (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

The Monster Book Of Monsters (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Entrance to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Entrance to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Sirius' motorcycle (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Sirius’ motorcycle (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Shop at Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

Shop at Hogsmeade (Photo: Michelle Rae Uy)

 

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