The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening: Media access

I’m at the grand opening week of the new Harry Potter land at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. Daniel Radcliffe is here somewhere! I’ll see him tomorrow. And ride the ride. And more. It’s one big party-cum-reds release in 97-degree humid heat. Even the fake snow on Hogsmeade village looks like it could melt.

Here’s my press access badge, which gets me into the Universal parks and lets me cut lines. The lanyard reads “I must not tell lies.” The media relations department is being funny.

More soon!

Tonight, there’s a private party in the Wizarding World. They shut it down for everyone but us. Do cocktails and rides mix? Let’s find out!