The Wizarding World of
at Universal Studios Hollywood!
The first Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in June 2010 at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. My family and I visited in November 2010 (read about our visit here).
On December 6, 2011, Warner Bros.
Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts announced that a
second Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be built at Universal
Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. That's right in my
neighborhood! It might open as soon as 2015. You can follow
the progress of the new Wizarding World with me below.
Jen (California, USA)
December 6, 2011: Official Announcement
At Universal Studios Hollywood, members of the press watched as it was officially announced that a Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be added to the park. Hypable.com live blogged the event.
James and Oliver Phelps (the actors who played the Weasley twins) gave the official word that, "Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood!" The fact that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be expanding in Orlando was announced as well. The press event ended with a Butterbeer toast. Yum!
Photo from Hypable.com
April 23, 2013: Groundbreaking date for the Hollywood Wizarding World is set
NBCUniversal announced that they will be breaking ground on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood in "late summer" 2013! They stated that, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, the centerpiece of the Hollywood Wizarding World will be Hogwarts castle. Other details, such as other attractions and projected opening date, were not announced.