All-New Magical Creature Encounter Coming to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

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Magical Creature Encounter

All-New Magical Creature Encounter Coming to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

A new magical creature encounter is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. Guests will get to meet magical creatures like Hippogriffs, baby dragons, Pygmy Puffs, and Nifflers this spring!

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Coming March 17th, some of your absolute beastly favorites have been let loose in the Hogsmeade section of the theme park. Fans can join Hogwarts students in learning how to approach a Hippogriff politely (with the hope of getting a bow back!) in a brand-new show. You can also expect to meet some smaller friends, from a cheeky Niffler, who has gotten into some Owl Post in search of all things shiny, to an adorable fluffy Pygmy Puff outside Zonko’s Joke Shop to a freshly hatched baby dragon.


Hippogriff Encounter

With a head like an eagle, a body like a horse, sharp claws, and wings covered in scales…Hippogriff, who surprised Hogwarts students as a “strange creature”, is finally here! I will spread my wings in front of you! How to get close to this proud giant creature without offending it? Yes, bow politely! Learn how to interact with the students in the 4th dormitory.

Magical Creatures Encounter

The vibrant village of Hogsmeade is getting even busier these days. Little magical creatures will appear all over the village! In front of the Owl Post, a Nifler is searching the mail in the cart for glittering treasures. In the plaza next to Hogsmeade Station, a creature merchant secretly takes along a baby dragon that has just hatched from an egg. In front of Zonko’s “Mischief Specialty Store,” the fluffy pink Pygmy Puff is crying! They’re all smart and cute, but be careful because unpredictable things can happen. Listen to the stories of the wizards and take pictures with them.

How fun do these magical creature encounters sound?!


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