“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™”at Universal Studios Hollywood is an authentic entertainment experience inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films.
The dynamic and immersive land has been masterfully recreated with impeccable detail as a real-world interpretation that are faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which serves as its iconic focal point.
From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.
Once inside the land, Hogsmeade bustles to life with the same vitality of a quaint local village as the majestic sounds from the movies bring to life the magic of Harry Potter. The Hogwarts Express steam locomotive that travels from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at Kings Cross station to Hogsmeade is appropriately stationed at the entry where the Hogwarts Express conductor welcomes new arrivals to the land.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s epicurean world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverage at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™ and Hog's Head pub, as well the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.
A foray through the shops further adds to the land’s authenticity with a selection of memorable stores featuring items right from the silver screen. Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods™ offer guests the chance to purchase merchandise from wands and robes to Chocolate Frogs™ and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans™, among other collectibles from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
The iconic and picturesque Hogwarts castle sits at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with the entrance guarded by two towering winged boars, providing access to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.” Within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the enchanting family coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff” debuts as Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor coaster.