For the past few days, some regular Islands of Adventure park guests have been allowed into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The previews started last week just guests staying at a Universal hotel, but each morning since Tuesday, a few non-hotel guests have been let in.
Here’s the drill, at least for now. Starting at 8 a.m., (an hour before park opening) hotel guests are let into the new land. Then, depending on how many hotel guests chose to visit the Wizarding World that day, some regular guests may be let in anywhere between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The whole area has been closing at 10 a.m., allowing guests until about noon to make their way out.
So your best bet, if you want to get in before the grand opening on June 18, 2010, is to either book a hotel room, or be outside the area as early as possible up until 10 a.m. But as I said, things could change at any time. That’s the nature of soft openings. With preperation possibly needed for the grand opening festivities from June 16 to 18, it may not open at all during and before those dates.
So get there soon and early and be patient. You can also follow along with those reporting on Twitter by searching the hashtag #potterwatch.
If you can’t make it in person, here’s our video walk through Hogsmeade Village. Click Here to see all of our many videos from inside The Wizarding World on out YouTube Channel and Click Here for our photo gallery.