The magic is really coming to Hollywood in 2016, as the wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter heads to Universal Studios.
Opening on April 7, the attraction will serve as a highly immersive experience at LA's entertainment capital, where the magic is as real as the sets that Potter fans can explore.
Guests will enter the land, 5 years in the making, and see Hogsmeade burst to life with colour, exuberance and life. Merchants are hard at work selling their wares, a pub full of hungry visitors and even a train conductor welcoming new arrivals into this mystical place.
Add to this, a stream of other guests alongside you, equally as enthusiastic and excited about your surroundings and you can certainly understand the appeal. This is not just an experience to be had, but an experience to be shared. Head to Diagon Alley and purchase authentic merchandise from shops from the books including Ollivanders, Honeydukes and Zonko's Joke Shop.
One of the most hotly anticipated features of this new addition to the Hollywood park is the signature ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey which incorporates 3D-HD to provide the most immersive experience possible. Featuring groundbreaking robotics, elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects, the ride takes guests along on an engaging storyline with Harry, Ron and Hermione.