Harry Potter fans all over the world will now able to live the magic at a new theme park in Hollywood that will open its gates to the public on April 7, 2016.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will include an immersive 3-D ride called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, along with an outdoor family coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff. The Wizarding World also features depictions of Hogwarts castle and the village of Hogsmeade, both central backdrops for the Harry Potter book and movie series.
The first Wizarding World of Harry Potter park opened at Universal’s theme park in Orlando, Florida, in 2010. A second Harry Potter-themed park opened in Orlando in 2014. The Harry Potter attractions are credited with increasing attendance at Universal Orlando and with helping to boost tourism overall in the city of Orlando. Visitors waited up to five hours for a ride during the 2014 opening week.
The wall of portraits. See if you can spot Sir Cadogan.
The goblins of Gringotts at the Orlando site of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
One of the many shops that can be explored in Diagon Alley.