Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening day: Merchandise works magic, and long lines abound

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood just debuted to the public.

After 2 1/2 years of construction, Wizarding World is having its grand opening today. Times staffers are there to bring you the details. Leading up to that, a red carpet event and celebration Tuesday included several actors from the “Harry Potter” films, plus fireworks and a performance by the L.A. Philharmonic.