Universal Dates Harry Potter Launch

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the signature attraction Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will open in spring 2016.

April 6, 2018

Universal Dates Harry Potter Launch

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the signature attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will open in spring 2016, marking the launch of the popular The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on the West Coast.

More than five years in the making and inspired by J. K. Rowling’s stories and characters as well as the Warner Bros. films, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will bring guests the same authenticity and storytelling found at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan.

The immersive experience will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films with Hogwarts Castle serving as the area's focal point.

“Harry Potter is an exhilarating multi-generational global phenomenon that has captivated the world’s attention across every one of its mediums, from books and movies to exhilarating theme park adventures,” says Larry Kurzweil, president, Universal Studios Hollywood. “With its imminent arrival to the entertainment capital

of Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood is thrilled to bring our guests a new, compelling experience of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as we embark on this next chapter in our storied history.”

The area's signature ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, will take guests on a 3D-HD adventures with Harry Potter and his friends as they spiral and pivot along an elevated track.

“The momentum behind J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world is as strong as ever and we are incredibly excited to bring Hogwarts to Hollywood,” says Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Fans around the world have experienced the magic at ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ in Orlando and Osaka and we look forward to continued success with our partners at Universal Studios Hollywood as we offer more fans a chance to step into this immersive environment.

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