Last updated: 02:48 PM ET, Fri February 12 2016

First Look at LA's Hogwarts: Destination News and Notes for Feb. 12, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 12, 2016

First Look at LA's Hogwarts: Destination News and Notes for Feb. 12, 2016

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