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Potter, Part II

Adoration can do funny things to muggles. Waiting hours for a ride that lasts mere minutes is one. Dressing in Hogwarts cloaks in 90-degree heat is another. As expected, crowds were massive and bookworm glasses were everywhere Tuesday on opening day of Diagon Alley, the Harry Potter-themed expansion at Universal Studios in Orlando.

120 Number of minutes visitors waited to get into Diagon Alley.

450 Top reported wait in minutes (that's 7.5 hours) for signature ride Escape From Gringotts, which lasts less than five minutes. A 30-minute narrated feature just before boarding might ease the pain.

10,325 Number of times #diagonalley was used on Twitter before 5 p.m.

Review: J.K. Rowling spins a humorous new short story

updating Harry and Co. on her website, Pottermore.com.

Book editor Colette Bancroft is amused. Etc, 2B

Potter, Part II 07/08/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:48pm]
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