Wizarding World of Harry Potter Coming in 2016 to Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood announced some details about the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter that will be open there in Spring 2016.

The well known “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride will add 3D visuals, which is quite the upgrade from the ride we have at Universal Orlando. The ride will happen in Hogwarts Castle. It will take you on an amazing journey into the iconic scenes along with the stars of the movie. Riders will also get Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles.

“Flight of the Hippogriff,” is being sold as a family coaster, it will debut as Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor roller coaster.

I know you are thinking about the restaurant and food possibilities. There will be Restaurants in Hogsmeade Village. That will include Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub. Don’t forget about the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts. I love Butterbeer!

Last but not least, shopping! Hogsmeade will 8 stores and locations, they include:

  • Honeydukes
  • Ollivanders
  • Owl Post
  • Zonko’s Joke Shop
  • Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment
  • Dervish and Banges
  • Gladrags Wizardwear
  • Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods.

“Harry Potter is an exhilarating multi-generational global phenomenon that has captivated the world’s attention across every one of its mediums, from books and movies to exhilarating theme park adventures,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “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 ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ as we embark on this next chapter in our storied history.

Sounds amazing! Will you go?

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust



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