ANNOUNCEMENTS

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May 18, 2017

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle starts June 23 at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

This summer, experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in a whole new light. Starting June 23, witness The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle, an all-new spectacle with dazzling lights and music. Watch in awe from Hogsmeade™ village as projections are cast against the majestic backdrop of Hogwarts™ castle. Celebrate Hogwarts™ pride as the spirit of the four houses is brought to life in stunning light and sound. The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle is the perfect way to end your day at Universal Studios Hollywood™.

 

April 26, 2017

A Breakthrough Thrill Ride Awaits

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Hollywood elevates Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ to 4K-HD with State-of-the-Art imagery projecting at twice the frame rate for an even more immersive experience!

April 07, 2017

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™!

Revisit your favorite Hogsmeade™ shops, indulge in the authentic fare, and discover all of the new delights the wizarding world has to offer. Plus, ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ – the gravity-defying adventure with Harry and his friends.

 

February 28, 2017

Magical Sweets in Honeydukes™

Discover popular sweets lining the shelves of Honeydukes™, the legendary shop in Hogsmeade™, where you can find tasty, colorful treats inspired by the Harry Potter™ stories, including Exploding Bonbons, Sherbet Lemons, Fizzing Whizzbees and Chocolate Frogs™. You can even fill up a bag with Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans™ or enjoy favorites such as Peppermint Toads and Fudge Flies.

January 17, 2017

Learn the Secrets Behind the Magic

Ever wonder how the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ was brought to life? Watch the secrets unfold with Alan Gilmore, art director of the Harry Potter films. Discover the original props from the films located throughout the land, and get an inside look at the wardrobe, classrooms, spells and even the Weasleys’ flying car.

 

December 19, 2016

Cast Spells with Interactive Wands at Hogsmeade™

Did you know you can cast spells throughout Hogsmeade™ at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™? Wave your wand, recite the spell, and watch as the magic unfolds! Find out more about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Hollywood!

November 15, 2016

Come face to face with Magical Creatures

Watch the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, opening at Universal CityWalk® November 18.  Then, come explore even more magical creatures at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Hollywood™.

October 26, 2016

All Aboard the Hogwarts™ Express!

Take a picture* with the Weasleys’ flying car, Dementors™ or Hogwarts™ castle right outside your window with our special background photo op. Capture your family’s magical moment at the Hogwarts™ Express Photo station, and purchase your picture to share with family and friends.

 

Come ready to enjoy all of the magical thrills on your next visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

 

*Picture is available for purchase only.

September 30, 2016

See What Awaits You Inside Three Broomsticks™

Take a look inside the rustic tavern where visitors of Hogsmeade™ come to dine on hearty fare. Find out what makes Three Broomsticks™ a can’t-miss experience for the whole family and why it was named Theme Park Insider’s 2016 Best Quick-Service Restaurant.

August 25, 2016

7 Reasons to Explore Hogsmeade™

See why Hogsmeade™ is the perfect place for Harry Potter™ fans, foodies, pranksters and magic-lovers alike! Explore our guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ for tips on where to get the best Quidditch™ gear, a frosty Butterbeer™, an enchanting wand, or even an authentic shepherd’s pie!

July 28, 2016

See what guests are saying about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Watch reactions to their first-ever experience in Hogsmeade and to the authentic and enchanting world from the Harry Potter stories.

May 24, 2016

Take to the skies with Harry Potter™ on a new 3-D Ride!

Make your way through the corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then experience an unforgettably thrilling adventure on the groundbreaking Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ ride that lets you soar above the castle grounds with Harry Potter™ and his friends.

April 22, 2016

Check Out Flight of the Hippogriff™, Our First Outdoor Family-Friendly Coaster!

Learn the proper way to approach a Hippogriff, before you take off on a family-friendly coaster that spirals and dives around the pumpkin patch, and swoops past Hagrid’s hut.

 

April 07, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is officially open! Check out this video of our Grand Opening Celebration!

March 01, 2016

Join the Hogsmeade™ Hunt!

Find each wizarding item on participating websites for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Universal Studios Hollywood to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™! Visit the Hogsmeade™ Hunt website every day and you can also be one of the daily instant winners of a Harry Potter™ Collectible Hero Wand!
 
Thank you for your interest. Hogsmeade™ Hunt has ended.
 

February 02, 2016

EZ Rez™ Offers First-Time Ever Date Specific Tickets, Early Entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Advance Online Purchase Savings

Starting today, Universal Studios Hollywood is introducing EZ Rez™, an innovative, easy-to-use online ticket purchasing system featuring an array of new consumer benefits.  In addition to affording guests the unique opportunity of booking date specific tickets, EZ Rez™ ticket holders will be able to benefit from early entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ when the immersive land officially opens on April 7. Early admission to the land will begin one hour prior to park opening.  As an added benefit, guests purchasing admission tickets and annual passes via EZ Rez™ will also enjoy premium savings with all advanced online transactions. Anytime admission tickets will continue to be available.

January 19, 2016

The Ultimate Harry Potter™ Trip Around the World

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
on April 7, 2016.

 

In celebration of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ opening at Universal Studios Hollywood, we’re offering Harry Potter™ fans a chance to win The Ultimate Harry Potter™ Trip Around the World .

 

Thank you for your interest. This sweepstakes has ended.

 

December 08, 2015

Just Announced! Opening April 7, 2016

The announcement you’ve been waiting for is finally here! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, 2016!

December 08, 2015

Our New Commercial Gives You a Peek into the Wonder That Awaits at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Watch as Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest wonder comes to life at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. The magic begins on April 7, 2016!

December 01, 2015

On December 8th, We’ll Share Very Big News!

Stay tuned for a very special announcement for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™!  #WizardingWorldHollywood

November 19, 2015

Make Your Way Through Hogsmeade™

Explore the village of Hogsmeade™ with the Hogwarts™ Express conductor and visit some of the wizarding world’s best-known shops and eating establishments, from Three Broomsticks™ to Honeydukes™ to Ollivanders™ wand shop.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Coming Spring 2016.

October 27, 2015

Explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Interactive Online Experience

Take a 360° virtual tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ coming Spring 2016.  Explore in depth the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™ and some of the wizarding world’s best-known establishments.  Explore Now

June 02, 2015

Hogwarts™ is Coming to Hollywood!

Universal Studios Hollywood™ Introduces “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” Bringing the Most Anticipated Global Phenomenon to California in an Authentic Entertainment Experience, Beginning Spring 2016. “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” Attraction, located within Hogwarts™ Castle, makes West Coast Debut.

May 22, 2015

Now Open – Feature Presentation

Here you’ll find merchandise from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, which will open at Universal Studios Hollywood in Spring 2016. Items include Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry attire, replica character wands from the Harry Potter™ films, and sweets such as Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans™ and Chocolate Frogs™.

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