“Universal team members and friends raise wands in memory of team members Luis Vielma and Xavier Serrano, who were killed in the Orlando nightclub attacks. #orlandounited #oneorlando”

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Park announced to open April 7th, 2016 (x)

“Along with its own Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade village, the west coast location will feature Universal’s first outdoor rollercoaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff,” and a “hyper-realistic 3D-HD” ride called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” on which passengers will wear Quidditch-inspired goggles.”

“One of the victims was Luis S Vielma. He worked at Forbidden Journey. He was a Gryffindor. He was a kid. He was a human being that died for just being him. Universal shut down the ride as a sign of mourning to those who worked with him. He will be missed by many and, along with everyone else, the HP fandom will mourn his passing. Rest In Love, sweet wizard.”

Special Guests Announced for WWoHP Hollywood Opening!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to finally open at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, April 7. To celebrate, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwich / Griphook) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) will be greeting fans on the red carport for the Grand Opening event!



9am Thanksgiving morning as soon as the park gates opened Lacey and I along with her brother and sister ran to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

We immediately got in line for the one ride our express pass didn’t cover and the one I was most excited about - Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

We only waited around 20 minutes (it’s been known to be up to 2hrs) and the ride was completely worth the early wake up call. Just walking through the castle was worth it.

The castle was dark and there was so much I wish I could have photographed but here are a few things that did show up.

Universal Orlando closed Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey today in honor of  Luis Vielma who sadly died in the shootings at pulse. He was a team member and worked attractions in that ride. I can’t even begin to speak on how powerful it is and how much they respect their workers that they would do that. I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey best ride that doesn’t go upside down

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ranked #1 on list of rides that don’t go upside down! Find out what other rides made the list, and what surprising “Potter” ride did not, here!