Hardcore "Harry Potter" fans set their alarms for 11 a.m. GMT Wednesday morning (that would be 7 a.m. in New York and 4 a.m. on the West Coast, for those of you not so quick with your time zones) for their chance to be the first to buy tickets for the two-part stage sequel to the series, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."
Fans were given the chance to register for priority booking, and judging by the sold-out block of tickets for the show's first four months, beginning in June 2016, they took the opportunity very, very seriously.
According to THR, the allotted block of tickets sold out in hours -- and by the time an additional block of tickets were released at 7 p.m. GMT, more than 175,000 tickets had sold, total.
If you didn't manage to snag tickets in this first round, well, don't worry: you still have 222 days to figure out how to magic your way into the play in London's West End... Or you can log on, on October 30 when an additional block of tickets go on sale. Accio wallet?