The magical world of witchcraft and wizardry has been slowly integrating into ours for a while now. Starting with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opening at Universal Studios in Orlando 5 years ago, Japan followed suit with its own WWHP that opened last year. Next year will bring its next stop- Universal Hollywood.
During a press release, President of Universal Studios Hollywood Larry Kurzweil had this to say about the new expansion:
“With its imminent arrival to The Entertainment Capital of L.A., Universal Studios Hollywood is thrilled to bring our guests a new, compelling experience of ‘TheWizarding World of Harry Potter’ as we embark on this next chapter in our storied history.”
The park will have fan favorite features, such as The Three Broomsticks, the Hog’s Head Pub, Honeyduke’s, and Ollivander’s wand shop; while also adding some new rides that will be exclusive to the park. “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”, a 3D-HD immersive adventure will also make its U.S. debut. Another new experience for the park will be their first outdoor coaster- the family favorite “Flight of the Hippogriff”.
Muggles of all ages will no doubt be excited for this new installment, especially those on the west coast. These parks are such a fun, whimsical way to keep the wizarding world of our favorite characters alive in our own world; along with the magic that comes with it!
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