Theme park of wizardry to expand to Hollywood

May 22, 2013 by  

Universal Orlando Resort recently announced that due to the popularity of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade (WWHP), it will be expanding this attraction to its theme parks in Orlando, Hollywood, and even Japan.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to increase the awareness of those who want to visit the Hollywood area, so that they can plan their travels and vacations when this attraction becomes open to the public in 2014.

The attraction will be Diagon Alley, which was the magical London shopping district that was first brought to attention by J.K. Rowling in ‘Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone’, the first installment in the Potter series.

WWHP was established in 2010 at the Universal Islands of Adventure and has enabled visitors to tour Hogwarts castle, the classroom for the Defense Against the Dark Arts, and the Room of Requirement. Other attractions include a ride above the grounds of the school, shopping at Hogsmeade, and being able to have dinner at the Three Broomsticks. Plans for Diagon Alley include a restaurant, shops with the Harry Potter theme, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank with a ride inside.

According to Tom Schroder, Vice President of corporate communications for Universal Orlando Resort, visitors will be able to travel between Diagon Alley and WWHP by means of the Hogwarts Express train, which is something that the organization considers history-making as there is no other experience in the world where one can start in one theme park and then continue to another.