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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

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Welcome to Wizarding World

Attention Muggles! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a new theme park in Orlando, Florida, officially opened on Friday. There were 5,000 people lined up outside at 9 a.m. to get in! At the park, visitors can ride the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction, eat Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans at Honeydukes, buy a wand at Ollivander's, and more. The park cost $250 million dollars to build. It costs $79 for a 1-day ticket (which doesn't include food or souvenirs). Based just on that ticket price, how many people would have visit to earn back the cost of building the park?