This morning, Universal Studios Hollywood announced via video some upcoming details on the Spring 2016 opening of WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER. Some teaser details that were announced earlier today include the new attractions, shops and restaurants that will be coming.
If you’ve been to the Orlando Wizarding World there shouldn’t be many surprises, just about every familiar component of the Wizarding World in Orlando is being recreated for West Coast audiences!
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
The signature attraction for Wizarding World of Harry Potter will immerse guests for the first time in 3D. Sporting Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles, guests will venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees along an elevated ride track.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will take guests on a journey into many memorable scenes alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione. Traveling by Floo powder, guests will soar high above Hogwarts, partake in a Quidditch match, narrowly escape a dragon attack and have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow.
Flight of the Hippogriff
This family-friendly roller coaster was originally a re-purposed attraction at Universal Orlando, but is now making its debut at Universal Studios Hollywood as the park’s first outdoor coaster. Swoop around on the wicker Hippogriff and catch a glimpse of Hagrid’s hut!
The classic tavern from the books comes to full life and it’s offering up eats and drinks that Wizards and Witches will be clamoring for including famed Buttebeer and Pumpkin Juice to wash down hearty meals like Sheperd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, and the Great Feast Platter.
Your one-stop shop for all sweets of the wizarding world. Find famous Chocolate Frogs (complete with collectible Wizard cards), Bertie Bott’s EVERY-Flavour Beans, exploding bonbons, treacle fudge and more!
There comes a time in every promising Hogwart’s student’s life when they get their wand. This dusty old shop has a storied past and Wandkeepers on staff will help a wand find YOU if you’re so inclined. You can also purchase replica wands like those used in the Harry Potter films by the characters.
There’s more magic appearing within the Hogsmead Village. Other stops on your journey will include the Hog’s Head Pub, Owl Post, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Hollywood Spring 2016.