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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Hollywood on April 7 and, as part of the grand opening tradition, some of the cast of Harry Potter were present at the enchanting kickoff. Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), and Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook), joined Larry Kurzweil (President of Universal Studios Hollywood) and Potterheads in unveiling Hollywood's latest attraction.

It's been a while since we've seen the Harry Potter stars reunite (well, two months to be precise — having A Celebration of Harry Potter held last January 29 – 31 at Universal Orlando), but the magical nostalgia is always a pleasant feeling to experience.

"It's still surreal to me because when we were filming the movies it wasn't all real...being dismantled and all that..." – Oliver Phelps (on an interview with Access Hollywood)

Universal has made a point of having the Wizarding World attractions be as detailed as they are in the films; and although these places aren't strangers to anyone, they never fail to amaze every time with their spellbinding glory.

The cast went down memory lane and recalled their favorite moments while filming the Harry Potter series. Check out these magical photos that will surely make your hearts melt:

Tom Felton At The Hogwarts Express

(Favorite line in the HP series)
Tom Felton: I get asked to say "Potter" a lot...and "My father will hear about this!"

Classic Draco Malfoy, that never gets old. Felton took over Universal Hollywood's Instagram and toured the online Potterheads through the new addition to LA's skyline (see all his snaps here).

Evanna Lynch At Honeydukes

Lynch at Honeydukes. Source: PEOPLE photo by David Sprague
Lynch at Honeydukes. Source: PEOPLE photo by David Sprague

(Favorite line in the HP series)

Evanna Lynch: "Of course it's happening in your head, but why does that mean it's not real?"

Lynch adds that her favorite quote is perfect for artists who imagine great things and who strongly believe they can make something out of those. Well said, Evanna — a hundred points to Ravenclaw! I think most can agree that it's one the most inspirational and beautiful quotes of the series.

The Phelps Twins 'Fangirling' Over Tom Felton...

Ah the twins, natural mischief-makers. We can relate to that "fangirling" though, anyone would probably do the same thing if they saw Tom Felton!

...And Giving Wands To The Early Birds Waiting In Line For The Grand Opening

I waited too! Well, online, not in line. Does that count? Will you owl me my wand? (See the video here.)

(Favorite line in the HP series)
Oliver Phelps: "Honestly woman, you call yourself our mother?"
James Phelps: Mine's just "Morning..."

Oliver shares that the first film (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is always on every Christmas in the UK and recalls how squeaky his voice was delivering that line. James thinks that his favorite line is the best way to stop two people from getting together.

And finally...

A Mini School Reunion With Professor Flitwick And His Students

(Favorite moment in the HP series)
Warwick Davis: ...when Voldemort comes out with Harry... and claims that "Harry Potter is dead!". I've read about this in the book, and there I was experiencing it... it was powerful...

Davis says that filming that sequence felt like witnessing a historical moment. I agree, that sequence was the peak of the Harry Potter series — a very important event in the history of the wizarding world.

Find out more about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood on Universal Hollywood's website, Facebook page, and Instagram.


POP SUGAR | These Are the Harry Potter Movie Quotes the Cast Still Loves

PEOPLE | Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Evanna Lynch

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD | Phelps Twins Talk 'Wizarding World'


Which magical photo is your favorite?


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