Universal Studios to Open ‘Wizarding World Of Harry Potter’ in 2016

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Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that beginning in the spring of 2016, you can enter the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

The theme park is planning a Hogwarts castle, an outdoor rollercoaster ride called “Flight of the Hippogriff”, and another ride called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” – which the park says will bring guests on a journey into scenes from the Harry Potter movies. They will take part in a Quidditch match, narrowly escape a dragon attack, and have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow.

Universal Studios also is planning several food stops including “Three Broomsticks,” “Hog’s Head” pub, and “Magic Neep and Butterbeer” carts.

These are renderings of what the park should look like:

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Here is the press conference about the new attractions: