It’s finally here. 🙂 The opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is on 7th April and Pottermore released the list of Harry Potter Stars for the grand opening with red carpet on 5th April. They announced Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps for the celebration.
A new magical world is lying in wait. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens on 7 April at Universal Studios Hollywood.
And to celebrate, Harry Potter actors Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps will be on the red carpet at the Grand Opening on 5 April.
They’ll also be joined by a very special guest: Oscar-winning composer John Williams, who scored the first three Harry Potter films, including the iconic Hedwig’s Theme.
The attraction has been five years in the making, and features a stunning recreation of Hogwarts castle as well as Hogsmeade village.
Following in the footsteps of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan, the Hollywood attraction will bring back some of the fans’ favourite rides, as well as a few new surprises.
For example, the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – which is featured at both the Orlando and Japan theme parks – will bring new state of the art 3D-HD technology for the first time in the US, promising visitors a trip with a, well, whole new dimension. The Flight of the Hippogriff will be Universal Studio Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.
Fans will be able to literally walk to Hogsmeade and visit all of Harry’s favourite haunts, such as Honeydukes, Three Broomsticks, and Zonko’s Joke Shop. Oh, and if you haven’t let your wand choose you yet, make sure you stop by Ollivanders, obviously.
N O T E :
While Pottermore has announced Tom, we have not yet received official personal confirmation by him, which we usually get before posting.
As soon as we get confirmation from Tom, we will let you know.
Here a photo from the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando 2010 :