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

For the past couple of years, the center-most area of Universal Studios Hollywood’s upper level has been under construction for something magical. Replacing the Gibson Amphitheater and the Adventures of Curious George, the long-planned Wizarding World of Harry Potter area is just about finished and will open on April 7 of this year. It’s finally here, Potterheads! Not only has a replica of Hogwarts and several streets of Diagon Alley been constructed (in a perpetually snowy part of the year), but also the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a version of the one already in operation at Universal Studios Japan and Orlando.

But since we’re still a couple months away from actual opening and the swarm of magic-loving patrons making lines ridiculous for the foreseeable future, we’re going to have to be content with some new photos from Entertainment Weekly. There are 30 photos, all of which you can see here, but some of our favorites are below:

Looks like they haven’t gotten around to clearing out the car Ron Weasley crashed into Hogwarts. Oversight?

Based on these photos, the architecture of the Hogwarts mock-up looks spot-on, and they’ve kept all the crazy paintings with different shapes. Here’s hoping they move around and talk to us.

You can also visit Hagrid’s hut—complete with pumpkin patch—on your way to train a Hippogriff.

There are 27 more photos available to view from Entertainment Weekly which you can see here, and spend your whole Wednesday dreaming of April.

Are you heading to Harry’s Hollywood? What’re you most excited for in the Wizarding World? Let us know in the comments below!

HT/Images: EW
Featured Image: Warner Bros

Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Follow him on Twitter!

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