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Harry Potter Heads to Japan

Universal Studios Japan, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Universal Parks & Resorts, will be bringing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to its theme park. The attraction is slated to open in late 2014.This announcement marks the global expansion

This announcement marks the global expansion of the themed entertainment experience that started at Universal Orlando Resort two years ago.

"Harry Potter continues to captivate generations of fans around the world and we are delighted to announce this partnership with Universal Studios Japan that will allow us to bring the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Asia," says Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter allows fans to step into the magical world created in the books and witnessed in the films. We think this is the perfectly timed next step in bringing the magical world of Harry Potter to life for even more fans."

The themed area will be modeled after the Orlando version, with a fully immersive environment that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan will include a faithful adaptation of the landscapes of the films, including a majestic Hogwarts castle, which will serve as the centerpiece of the land.

"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.  It will forever change tourism, not only in Kansai but throughout Japan,” says Michael Silver, president, global business development, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We are thrilled to be bringing one of the most powerful themed entertainment experiences of our time to Universal Studios Japan, marking the global expansion of this incredible phenomenon.”

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