Very soon you”ll have your pick of two coasts for your escape into the world where yer a wizard. The newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
The opening of the park near Los Angeles follows the 2010 opening of the Wizarding World park in Orlando, Florida and the 2014 opening of the park in Osaka, Japan.
The California park will feature a “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ride similar to the flagship attraction in the sister parks, though with the update of 3D technology. Visitors will wear Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles throughout the ride.
Below, check out the video announcing the opening date, featuring Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the “Harry Potter” film adaptations. Watch her light up Hogwarts with a flick of her wand. Lumos Maxima!