Harry Potter fans better be quick because tickets are magically disappearing for the first few opening days of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
For the first time ever the park stopped online ticket sales due to overwhelming demand. Tickets to Thursday’s opening have sold out. Some $115 tickets will be available at the gate, but the park won’t comment on the number available.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday are still up for grabs online, but the park has sold out of premium VIP tickets and passes to skip to the front of the line for those days.
"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 7 a sell-out day," said Larry Kurzweil, president of Universal Studios Hollywood.
Following in the footsteps of other theme parks like Disney, the theme park launched a pricing plan that provides discounts of up to $25 a person for those visitng during off-peak days. Tickets purchased at the gate, however, will always be $115.
Like the Orlando attraction, there will be a “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride with the new addition of Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles. Another attraction, “Flight of the Hippogriff,” is Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor roller coaster.