The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Set To Open June 18 at Universal Orlando Resort

harrypotterworldUniversal Orlando Resort is set for a public grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on June 18. Last week, they revealed details of one of three Harry Potter themed attractions, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

This attraction is the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, inside Hogwarts castle, which towers of the park, and combines story with new technology to create a immersive experience. As you venture through Hogwarts castle, you meet Harry, Ron and Hermione who convince you to skip a planned lecture and follow them. Upon taking their advice, you travel by Floo powder, and begin the adventure as you soar over Hogwarts, narrowly escape a dragon attack, have a close encounter with the Whomping Willow, get pulled into a Quidditch match and more.

“Guests will experience firsthand a completely new adventure featuring the iconic characters, amazing creatures and recognizable locations they’ve only read in the books or seen in the films,” said Thierry Coup, creative director for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was created as a 360-degree theme park experience, combining live-action, advanced robotic technology and innovative filmmaking.

“We have created an entirely new way to place our guests into the heart of one of the most compelling stories of our time,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “What we have done will forever change the theme park attraction experience.”

The full attraction experience, including the queue, takes about an hour. For more information, visit

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.