Win an exclusive Wizarding World of Harry Potter magic wand!

On Friday, the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens it doors to the public. As part of the opening celebration, we received a gorgeous boxed wand, along with a few other goodies.

To celebrate the opening, we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the wand – you’ll need to be a die-hard Harry Potter fan, because this is a very special limited edition prize.

To enter, just tell us in the comments how thrilled you are that the park is finally open – it could be a one word shout-out, or a long essay on how long you waited to finally be able to visit the new park.

To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question posted above.

  • The comment must be left before Thursday June 24 2010 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • You may enter only once.
  • One Prize Winner will be randomly selected to receive a special edition Wizarding World of Harry Potter magic wand box set.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • The total value of the prize is approximately $50.
  • Click here for the complete official rules of this giveaway.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter open for guests tomorrow

It has taken several years to complete – but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open its gates to guests tomorrow, June 18. During the past couple of days, the park has hosted members of the press, as well as a few lucky Potter fans for a soft opening.

At last nights grand opening celebration, Harry Potter film stars Michael Gambon, Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were up on stage accompanied by renowned composer John Williams.

To learn more about this amazing new theme park, and the attractions it offers, head on over to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter site.

[Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter reveals more with its new website

Harry Potter fans are going to love this – Universal Orlando just opened the doors to the new website for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Up till now, we didn’t have that many details to work with, other than a few glimpses of Hogwarts (and a teaser video clip for during the Super Bowl).

Thanks to the new site, a huge amount of new details are coming to light – the site describes the shopping, dining and of course, several of the new attractions. Click on the “flying tour” in the top left for a fantastic overview of what to expect in this magical new world.

The site also offers daily news updates (in a true to the movies newspaper layout) as well as a nifty Owl Post service which lets you mail postcards to your friends. Click here for the newly updated Wizarding World of Harry Potter website.

Universal Orlando’s top secret Harry Potter Super Bowl ad reveals more mysteries

Last week, we let you take yourself on a tour of some of the attractions at the upcoming “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. If you want to see even more of what this new park has to offer, check out the video above, courtesy of our friends over at WalletPop.

The ad is set to air on Sunday February 7th. In the clip, you see everything you’d expect from a Potter themed ad – broomsticks, dragons, Hogwarts and of course – a roller coaster! Daniel Radcliffe himself makes an appearance, which clearly means Universal put quite a bit of effort into making this a worthy Super Bowl spot.

Head on over to the WalletPop article for more juicy speculation (including a rumored robot-coaster ride).