Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts Web Preview of Harry Potter

Yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood debuted an interactive preview and virtual tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter the spring 2016 opening draws near.


With just one click, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” comes to life, transforming computer screens and smart phones around the globe into a virtual tour of the land as Universal Studios Hollywood launches the official website for the West Coast’s much-anticipated entertainment experience, opening in Spring 2016.


Stylistically designed to be authentic to the tone and feel of the Harry Potter films, the website invites guests to virtually sample the land’s many shops, establishments and attractions through an artfully recreated parchment map.

The website touts the area’s “multidimensional thrill ride,” Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which will make its U.S. debut in hyper-realistic 3D-HD to further immerse guests in the already captivating storyline, and Flight of the Hippogriff, which will be Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.

You’ll also preview the area’s Potter-inspired specialty retail shops including Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Owl Post, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods, along with such famous eateries as Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub.

Visit the website and explore Universal Studio Hollywood’s version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter here.

Also, a selection of incredible photos of the land under construction, like the one below, are available at Inside Universal:


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