Warner Bros and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – the popular theme park experience – to Universal Studios Hollywood.
The two companies also announced plans to significantly expand the original Harry Potter park at Universal Orlando Resort, which debuted in June 2010.
The new development to Universal Studios Hollywood will be a fully immersive environment for the entire family that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life and is faithful to the visual landscape of the films, including a majestic Hogwarts castle to serve as the centrepiece of the themed environment.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be created with the same commitment to authenticity and the same level of talent and resources as its Orlando counterpart.
“I am delighted that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been so popular with fans since the opening in Orlando last year and I am sure that the teams at Universal and Warner Bros will bring their expertise and attention to detail to Hollywood to make this new experience equally as exciting,” said J.K. Rowling – author of the Harry Potter books.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort opened in June 2010 and includes Hogwarts castle, Hogsmeade and multiple themed attractions.
Specific details of its expansion will be announced over time.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an entirely new level of themed entertainment that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life in incredible ways,” said Tom Williams, chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts.
“We are thrilled to be able to share this experience with our guests in Hollywood.
“And we are thrilled to take what has been created in Orlando to even greater levels.”