Warner Bros. and Universal executives, along with James and Oliver Phelps, today gathered in Hollywood to make their much anticipated announcement that a second Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park is to be built there in sunny southern California. You see pictures above and below from that event, and you can read more of what was said over on Hypable.com, who had press access for the announcement.
Here is the official press release, that also confirms the rumours that the existing Orlando park is to be expanded (more on that soon!).
Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts today announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – the enormously popular themed entertainment environment which debuted in Orlando in June 2010 – to Universal Studios Hollywood.
The two companies also announced their plans to significantly expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be as impressive as what has been created in Orlando – and is expected to transform tourism in Los Angeles for decades to come. It will be a fully immersive environment for the entire family that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life and is faithful to the visual landscape of the films, including a majestic Hogwarts castle to serve as the centerpiece of the themed environment. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be created with the same commitment to authenticity and the same level of talent and resources as its Orlando counterpart. Get the whole story