Hogwarts Goes to Hollywood

Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts recently announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Universal Studios Hollywood
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going West. // © 2011 Universal Parks and Resorts
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going West. // © 2011 Universal Parks and Resorts

Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts recently announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — the popular themed entertainment environment, which debuted in Orlando in June 2010 — to Universal Studios Hollywood.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be a fully immersive environment for the entire family that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life and is faithful to the visual landscape of the films, including a Hogwarts Castle to serve as its centerpiece. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be created with the same commitment to authenticity and the same level of talent and resources as its Orlando counterpart.

“This is an incredible moment for Universal Studios and the millions of guests who visit our theme parks,” said Ron Meyer, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios. “The Harry Potter stories are some of the most powerful of our time, and we are honored to expand our Orlando experience and bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood, forever changing family tourism in Los Angeles.”

The two companies also announced their plans to significantly expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort. www.universalstudioshollywood.com

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