It was quite the magical evening in Hollywood today as Universal Studios Hollywood set the skies ablaze for the world premiere of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

We’ll have a full event recap coming soon but in the meantime, check out some highlights from our social media this evening as we were one with the enchantment!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens officially on April 7. Check out a few more articles about the new land:

Grand Opening Ceremony Cast Mate Reunion On Stage

Composer John Williams was joined on stage for the Grand Opening ceremony by a few of the stars from the Harry Potter franchise films including Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, and there was a remarkable entrance in grand Weasley style by James and Oliver Phelps.

Mayor Eric Garcetti foiled spell for Los Angeles

Although Mayor Eric Garcetti hails to the House of Ravenclaw, it seems an experience wizard he may not necessarily make. During his speech he tried to conjure a spell that would eliminate traffic in the city of Los Angeles. It unfortunately seems to have not worked. Still, his entire speech was a charming dedication for the new land and its impact to the city of Los Angeles.

Basically the entire show moment

Projection mapping was used to breathtaking effect. Each house at Hogwart’s had its little moment overtaking the entire castle with the house colors and imagery and colored pyro. It was an absolutely stunning 15 minute presentation and it was backed by live music by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of composer John Williams.

Highlights from MouseInfo’s Social Media

We were lighting up our Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat feeds this evening for the #WizardingWorldHollywood world premiere. If you missed any of the magic, you can see some of our favorite postings below!

Lighting up the Sky!

All four Hogwart’s houses were represented in the opening ceremony

The “incendio” spell worked quite well.

The Los Angeles Philarmonic under the direction of John Williams. Are you kidding me?

Red Carpet all aglow with Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, and more!

But wait, there’s more!

Keep on eye out here at MouseInfo as we bring you more about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood!

If you missed them, check out these previous postings about the magical new land.