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Universal Studios Hollywood Launches Interactive Site For Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Global Visitors to Preview Newly Launched Interactive Website and Experience a Virtual Tour of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’

Universal City, CA – With just one click, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” comes to life, transforming computer screens and smart phones around the globe into a virtual tour of the land as Universal Studios Hollywood launches the official website for the West Coast’s much-anticipated entertainment experience, opening in Spring 2016.

Hogwarts™ is coming to Hollywood, and the dynamic new website will sweep guests through Hogsmeade village to explore the place where magical spells and magical creatures meet dark villains and daring heroes within the soon-to-open “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters, brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, and being masterfully recreated with impeccable detail into a fully immersive land.

Stylistically designed to be authentic to the tone and feel of the Harry Potter films, the website invites guests to virtually sample the land’s many shops, establishments and attractions through an artfully recreated parchment map.

With each click of the mouse, guests will venture further into the land to uncover such specialty retail shops as Honeydukesâ„¢, Ollivandersâ„¢, Owl Postâ„¢, Zonko’sâ„¢ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goodsâ„¢, along with such famous eateries as Three Broomsticksâ„¢ and Hog’s Head pub.

As their virtual journey takes them through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, visitors will become acquainted with such iconic locations as Professor Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom and the Portrait Gallery. Commentary from the cast, including Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), as well as Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative for Universal Parks & Resorts, is featured throughout the virtual tour.

And finally, guests will have a chance to explore the multidimensional thrill ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” which will make its U.S. debut in hyper-realistic 3D-HD to further immerse guests in the already captivating storyline, and “Flight of the Hippogriff,” which will be Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.

Currently, in-park guests at Universal Studios Hollywood can experience and purchase authentic merchandise, including wands, robes and other collectibles from “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” available within the Features Presentation shop, located just inside the theme park’s main entry.

As the countdown to the opening continues, the website will invite guests to learn more about the Spring 2016 opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood by signing up for the latest news and information at www.universalstudioshollywood.com/harrypotter/signup.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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