The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Los Angeles

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park near Los Angeles. The area is themed to the Harry Potter media franchise, adapting elements from the film series and novels by J.K. Rowling. The attraction—the second Harry Potter-themed area to exist at a Universal resort—was designed by Universal Creative from an exclusive license with Warner Bros. Entertainment.

After the successful debut of a similarly themed area at Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Parks & Resorts announced the construction of a second Wizarding World of Harry Potter on December 6, 2011. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood officially began operation on April 7, 2016.

This attraction suspended operations on 14 March 2020 on grounds of COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Being a long time Harry Potter fan, it was exhilarating to visit the Wizarding World. Lots to see, the place is small but well built and can make any HP fan happy. You can buy butterbear, souvenirs... 
    Being a long time Harry Potter fan, it was exhilarating to visit the Wizarding World. Lots to see, the place is small but well built and can make any HP fan happy. You can buy butterbear, souvenirs...  more »
  • The Harry Potter world is so authentic. Walk through the Hogsmeade village with a Butter beer, visit the wand shop and the spots where you can do magic yourself. There is the very realistic Hogwarts.....  more
    The Harry Potter world is so authentic. Walk through the Hogsmeade village with a Butter beer, visit the wand shop and the spots where you can do magic yourself. There is the very realistic Hogwarts.....  more »
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  • This recreation is amazing. Our family enjoyed this place and the rides a lot. The Forbidden Journey ride is spectacular. It feels like you're actually in their world, and when the dragon breathes on you, there's actually hot mist. The frozen butter beer is great, but it just tastes like cream soda. My daughter loved Honeydukes candy shop. Definitely stop by here when in Universal Studios!
  • No Harry Potter fan will ever want to miss this place when visiting LA! It felt like living inside the movie. It was magical and worth every moment. I wasn’t kidding when I say I took a thousand pictures here. The place was fantastic so make sure to wear your best dress and bring a lot of money because there’s so much to buy!!!

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