Accio feels! Its been eight years since the last Harry Potter book released, and four years since the movies ended, but that doesn’t mean the fandom has weakened or dispersed in any way. The world of wizardry has been kept alive by fans everywhere and sites such as Pottermore, an illustrated version of the first book, there’s a new Harry Potter story coming in the form of a two part play, and Hollywood will return to the world of magic with Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There is magic everywhere, and while Florida has had their world of Harry Potter for some time now, we couldn’t be more thrilled to get an actual date for the grand opening of Hogsmeade in Universal Studios Hollywood, and who better to do it than former Quibbler editor and current Magizoologist herself, Luna Lovegood(who now goes by Scamander).
Harry Potter’s World of Wizarding will feature locations from the series like Honeydukes, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Gladrags Wizardwear, Dervish and Banges, Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods, and Owl Post, an actual working post office with OWLS!
There will also be interactive storefronts that come to life at the command of proper wizarding spells and wand motions making it an immersive experience for everyone.Harry Potter and the Forbidden journey will take attendees on a 3D elevated screen ride with Quidditch inspired goggles. Introducing the first ever outdoor rollercoaster at Universal Studios, fans will be able to ride on “Flight of the Hippogriff”
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens April 7, 2016 in Universal Studios Hollywood. We’re most certainly going to be there with our wands at the ready sporting our house colors! What do you think? Let us know down below or over @NerdworkTweets!