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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  • The wizard in world is worth a day by itself. The three broomsticks serves really good food in an authentic environment. The whole area is designed to give you the feel of being in the wizarding... 
    The wizard in world is worth a day by itself. The three broomsticks serves really good food in an authentic environment. The whole area is designed to give you the feel of being in the wizarding...  more »
  • There were some things that were starting to show wear, for example, the fans in the waiting areas outside the Three Broomsticks didn't quite work in one of the hottest Septembers (2022) ever. Our... 
    There were some things that were starting to show wear, for example, the fans in the waiting areas outside the Three Broomsticks didn't quite work in one of the hottest Septembers (2022) ever. Our...  more »
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  • Only two rides in Harry Potter, but the one in Hogwarts was so fun and creative. We went on it 3 times. Butter beer was really good, honestly wish it was a little cheaper. Might have gotten a few on my trip but $9 was a lot. (Root beer and cream root beer) is what it tasted like. Really cool shops and shows. Got some fancy candy.
  • It was just as magical as I hoped it would be. My boyfriend bought me an interactive wand to do the spells, which made it even better. Just know that you should use your wand when the sun isn't directly overhead because it makes the sensors act up and not see you do the spell. If you look in the windows and see where the sensors are and the sun is bouncing back... wait and come back and they will work. Or block the sun with your map if you can. Wands should also not go on rides and need to be locked away. I hope these tips helped! Have fun.

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