Category Archives: Wizarding World Theme Park

Universal Orlando files permits for Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion

In the past few months, we here at HPSupporters have shared rumors with you about the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida and here is more news. New permits surfaced last week providing us with more information suggesting that Universal Orlando is building a working Hogwarts Express. If you’ve missed any info about the expansion, you can find it in previous posts from December 2011, January 2012 and lastly, March 2012.

The new permits, which were filed on June 1 by Universal Orlando, call for three new elements to the park including a North Station, South Station, and Connector. I’m assuming that the station would start in Universal and travel through the parks into Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Sources at think that the North Station would house the Hogwarts Express in Universal and South would host it in Islands of Adventure. I couldn’t agree more.

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Phelps twins announce new Japanese Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park!

A few days ago, Warner Bros. and Universal revealed the exciting news that the world is to get a third Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, and it will be located outside America for the first time. The location will Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, and is set to open in late 2014.

This is in fact earlier than the already announced new park at Universal Hollywood. Weasley twins actors James and Oliver Phelps were in Japan to assist with the big announcement. You can see photos and and a brief video of that below, thanks to Snitchseeker.

We will bring you all the news on this in the coming years, and we also hope a Harry Potter park will arrive in Europe some day too! You can read the full press release at the bottom of this page.

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‘Project 722′ may include new WWoHP details

More rumors have surfaced today regarding the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida. According to Inside the Magic, the South Florida Water Management District released a new filing that was made for ‘Project 722′. This included a demolition of a single attraction with several components, which would be a reconstruction of the now-closed Jaws ride at Universal Orlando Florida.

The pictures below show what could be the new designs for Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. They include five new buildings, with the largest one being possibly slated for Gringotts with an indoor ride. Nothing has been confirmed (or denied) by Warner Bros., but as new developments become available we will let you know.