It’s already a success! ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘ at Universal Studios Hollywood has not even been launched and its tickets for the opening day – April 7 – are already sold out, marking the first time ever that the theme park has had to halt online ticketing transactions. All the specialty products, including the popular VIP Experience and Front of Line ticket option, are also unavailable until April 9.

“We have been getting ready for this exciting day for the past five years and share the exhilaration with those guests who’ve made April 7th a sell-out day,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “This incredible consumer demand speaks largely to the arrival of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ and the dramatic 75 percent transformation of Universal Studios Hollywood into an entirely new destination.”

Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments at ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’, opening April 7 at Universal Studios Hollywood! Tickets can be purchased via EZ Rez™, the newly introduced, industry-leading online ticketing platform. More information is available at Universal’s website.

Today, Universal holds a red carpet attended by some ‘Harry Potter’ stars, such as Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and John Williams, plus a lot of Hollywood celebrities. Our reporters in the USA, Carolina Munhóz and Marcelo Neves, are in the event right now and we will soon bring the whole coverage to you. While at it, you can follow us on Twitter (@Potterish) and on Instagram (@PotterishOficial) and like our page at Facebook for live coverage posts.