The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7th 2016.
More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, the attraction is being masterfully recreated with impeccable detail as a real-world interpretation at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The land will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.
From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterise the look and feel of the land, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transport guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.
Upon entering the land through the archway, Hogsmeade will bustle to life with the same vitality of a quaint local village: merchants hard at work, a train conductor welcoming new arrivals and a pub packed to the gills with hungry patrons, but with the added element of enthusiastic guests intent on experiencing them all, including the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” and the family outdoor coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff.”
An achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” will make its US debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in hyper-realistic 3D-HD designed to further immerse guests in an already engaging storyline.
The multidimensional thrill ride features a ground-breaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects.
In this updated adaptation of the ride, guests will sport Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles as they venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiralling and pivoting 360-degrees along an elevated ride track on a whirlwind adventure of a lifetime.