5000 people were waiting in line for the opening day of the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, FL, Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder tells the BBC.

“What Universal Orlando has done with Harry Potter is really, really fantastic,” star Daniel Radcliffe tells BBC News. He was joined at the park opening by fellow Potterverse actors Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton and James and Oliver Phelps.

]]>The park resides on 20 acres inside the Universal Studios theme park/studios and includes reproductions of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the main street of the village of Hogsmeade and the Hogwarts Express train.

We are honestly geeking out about the park and cannot wait until we can get to Florida to see it for ourselves. Are you going to go?

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