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Harry Potter ‘Wizarding World’ Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016

Hogwarts is headed to Hollywood after debuting in Orlando and Japan.

The hit Harry Potter attraction, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” opens in Universal Studios Hollywood in spring of 2016. Unlike its Universal Studios Orlando counterpart, the signature flight simulation attraction, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” will be in hyper-realistic 3D.

A new ride, called “Flight of the Hippogriff,” will be Universal Hollywood’s first outdoor roller coaster.

“Wizarding World” will include the restaurant Three Broomsticks and the pub Hog’s Head. Food carts will also sell magic neep and butterbeer.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be a game changer in the Los Angeles market,” said Larry Kurzweil, president of Universal Studios Hollywood. “We expect its arrival to set record high attendance and will have a lasting impact on L.A. and California tourism for years to come.”

This will be the fourth “Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” joining Hogsmeade worlds in Orlando and Japan, and Diagon Alley in Orlando. Universal has wanted to expand the attraction since it opened in 2010, spiking ticket sales by 20%.

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