Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Take a Virtual Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood's Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Due to open in the Spring of 2016, Universal Studios Hollywood has released the full details of its new Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion via a brand new website.  Like we've seen launched for the two Potter areas in Orlando, the website allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the expansion, including plenty of videos and other renderings of the rides and attractions.

As known previously, the two major rides of the Wizarding World will be Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (presented in 3D from the start) and the family roller coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff.  The overall layout of the expansion is similar to the other Wizarding Worlds, though some minor changes have been made from the Orlando version, similar to what was done in Japan.

Much of the Wizarding World will contain the realistic creations of food and retail locations made famous in the Potter books and films.  These include shops like Dervish and Banges, Honeydukes, Zonko's and of course Ollivanders wand shop.

Hungry guests will want to stop by the Three Broomsticks tavern for a variety of meal options, and also check out the Hog's Head pub in the back.  Of course, Butterbeer will be served as well.

Other locations, such as the Owl Post and a replica of the Hogwarts Express will keep everyone busy for hours as they explore all that Hogsmeade has to offer.