It didn’t come by owl, but we just received a media invitation to attend the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Here’s a look at the unboxing.
When the seal is broken and the flaps are lifted, the smaller envelope inside “magically” slides up. Inside is an invitation with the details and a ticket for the Hogwarts Express. The invitation tells us to reply by e-mail, telephone or owl. It also says no ticket or wand is needed for admittance. It also says the grand opening will be resort casual attire.
A magical wand. The wand is well made and is more substantial in your hands than you might think. It’s not made of wood – it’s a heavier material, some sort of painted metal. I assume this is the same sort of wand that will be sold in Ollivander’s Wand Shop. Wooden wands wouldn’t last long in most kids’ hands.
The grand opening for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is June 18. Keep checking back for more updates as the date draws near, and for announcements of possible early openings.