Scores of Harry Potter fans turned up in children's fancy dress on Friday (June 18th 2010) to witness the opening of a brand new theme park in Florida.

Universal Orlando Resort opened up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ready for the weekend and muggles from all over the country (probably the world) queued for hours to see the amazing new attraction.

It features rides, rollercoasters and reproductions of famous locations such as Hogwart's School and the village of Hogsmeade, as well as a special section detailing the entire adventures of Harry as depicted in the books.

Universal Orlando Resort president Bill Davis commented: "We have brought to life a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world."

Harry Potter fancy dress could be perfect attire for enjoying the rides, providing the theme park is more accommodating than Disneyland Paris.

Back in April, Natasha Narula from Coventry was kicked out for wearing a Pink Princess fancy dress costume for fear that she would get mixed up with the performers.