“Wizarding World of Harry Potter” a sellout on opening day, a first for the park

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It’s not too often that Universal Studios has to turn people away at the gate but on opening day, there’s just not enough room at Hogwarts for everyone.

The park has confirmed that tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood for opening day of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” on April 7 are sold out, marking the first time ever that the theme park has had to halt online ticketing transactions.

Anticipation for this long-awaited opening has also translated to the sell-out of all specialty products, including the popular VIP Experience and Front of Line ticket option for opening day, as well as Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.

“We have been getting ready for this exciting day for the past five years and share the exhilaration with those guests who’ve made April 7th a sell-out day,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “This incredible consumer demand speaks largely to the arrival of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ and the dramatic 75 percent transformation of Universal Studios Hollywood into an entirely new destination.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood can be purchased via EZ Rez, the newly introduced, industry-leading online ticketing platform. This innovative, easy-to-use online ticket purchasing system features an array of new consumer benefits designed to enhance visits to The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

This includes premium savings with all online transactions, one-hour early entry to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” and the opportunity to reserve specific date visits.

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