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Universal Orlando to webcast Harry Potter grand opening

By Robert Niles
Published: June 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Last week I wrote on Facebook that all theme parks should live-stream their attraction opening ceremonies on the Web. (As Disneyland did for the World of Color premiere.)

Well, Universal Orlando's not going keep Harry Potter fans around the world in the dark. Universal announced today that it will webcast the Wizarding World of Harry Potter grand opening at www.universalorlando.com/HarryPotterNews.

There will be two webcasts:

Celebrity Preview: Wednesday, June 16 from 9:30 – 10:00 PM EDT

Official Public Grand Opening: Friday, June 18 from 9:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Readers' Opinions

From Nick Markham on June 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM
I wonder where they got this idea... so new and innovative... ;)

I am still happy about it though, I think everyone should do this!

From Melissa Donahue on June 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM
Just an FYI... My e-mail from Universal actually said 9:30 to 10:30 PM EST for the Celebrity Preview live streaming video.
From 65.35.129.101 on June 16, 2010 at 3:14 PM
Im going to the grand opening on Friday, was just wondering if anyone had an idea of a good time to show up before gates open. I read the garage doesnt open til 5:30am so should I get to the garage even earlier and wait in line there as well?
From 96.254.183.2 on June 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM
I'm watching it right now!
From Ben James on June 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM
I was majorly disappointed in the celebrity preview. :(

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