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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  • My daughter and I absolutely love Harry Potter and we thoroughly enjoyed the park in Universal. We went to the one in Florida right after it opened, and this one is the same layout. It seemed bigger.....  more
    My daughter and I absolutely love Harry Potter and we thoroughly enjoyed the park in Universal. We went to the one in Florida right after it opened, and this one is the same layout. It seemed bigger.....  more »
  • We have been to Universal Studios in FL, so the Harry Potter world wasn't new to us. It seems like an almost exact copy of what is in FL but it is still fun to be walking through Hogsmeade and the... 
    We have been to Universal Studios in FL, so the Harry Potter world wasn't new to us. It seems like an almost exact copy of what is in FL but it is still fun to be walking through Hogsmeade and the...  more »
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  • The light show was short but really good. The ride is great and worth the wait. Love how all the employees were good at staying in character. Definitely worth a visit if you're a potter fan.
  • Awesome! Very fun experience the Christmas light show at Hogwarts was amazing. Don't be tricked by the line for the wand fitting though an hour and a half in line for a 5 minute recreation of the scene where they choose the childs wand. They randomly selected a kid from the crowd made them feel special gave them the chosen ones wand and then proceeded to usher us into the shop to purchase expensive wands and things. The kids parents still had to pay for the wand the kid received in the show but at a discounted price. Way to use a child to gain a sale. How do you tell your child I'm sorry I can't afford to pay 70 dollars for the wand that chose you I'm sorry baby

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