Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts have partnered to build The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.
In addition, the companies will significantly expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, which opened in June 2010. Specific details of its expansion will be announced over time.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be a fully immersive environment featuring a Hogwarts castle as the centerpiece of the themed environment.
“The announcement of our partnership with Universal to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood and expand what already exists in Orlando is probably the best holiday gift we could give to the legions of Harry Potter fans worldwide,” says Barry Meyer, chairman and chief executive officer, Warner Bros. “Everyone involved with these projects is committed to continuing the enchantment of J.K. Rowling’s masterful books as they were brought to life on screen in our eight films and dedicated to extending the magic of the experience for generations of fans to come.”
“This is an incredible moment for Universal Studios and the millions of guests who visit our theme parks,” says Ron Meyer, president and chief operating officer, Universal Studios. “The Harry Potter stories are some of the most powerful of our time and we are honored to expand our Orlando experience and bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood, forever changing family tourism in Los Angeles.”
“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,” says Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive officer, 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.”