If you or someone you know loves the Harry Potter series, then be sure to spread the news that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood! This fantastic attraction is already at Universal Studios in Orlando, but now it will be making its way to Hollywood in 2016! Harry Potter fans staying at hotels nearby Universal Studios Hollywood, be prepared and stay updated on news about this upcoming and highly anticipated ride!
In order to accommodate the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios is to undergo construction both inside the park, as well as in their parking structures in order to expand the park. They have yet to release specifics about their building plans, but Hogwarts is definitely to be expected. We also know that it will be a fully immersive experience designed for the entire family to enjoy! You can also expect impeccable detail as well as authenticity, like we have seen at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. There’s also a good chance that Hogsmeade will be there. This means you might have the chance to visit Ollivander’s Wand shop, Zonko’s Joke shop, or Honeydukes’ Candy Store. This also means you might be able to buy all the butterbeer you want! It’s okay, we know you’ve always wanted to try it.
Even though there are still a lot of details that the public still doesn’t know, there are some things we do know. For example, we know that the Wizarding World attraction will be built at the site of the 40 year old Gibson Amphitheatre that is located on the grounds of the theme park. This will be torn down in order to make room for the new attraction. The Gibson Amphitheatre is scheduled to continue with shows through September, so construction will most likely begin soon after. At Orlando, there is an attraction called Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which is a motion-based simulator ride. Recently, Universal officials have stated that this same ride will also be in Hollywood!