Los Angeles To Get Its Very Own Harry Potter Theme Park
Fantastic news, west coast Potter fans! You can stop saving up for that pricey trip to Orlando because Universal is planning on opening a second Wizarding World of Harry Potter location at Universal Studios Hollywood. The question is: How long will you have to wait to sip your first novelty cup of butterbeer?
According to the L.A. Times, Universal doesn't expect to open the park until at least 2015. The company is expected to reach a deal with Warner Bros., the studio behind the Potter film franchise, within the next few weeks.
It is not yet known where Universal Studios Hollywood will fit the Wizarding World, which features an impressively detailed Hogsmeade Village (complete with Honeyduke's candy store, Three Broomsticks Inn and butterbeer carts), Hogwarts castle (which houses the Forbidden Journey ride) and two other attractions -- the Dragon Challenge and Flight of the Hippogriff.
Earlier this month, Movieline had the pleasure of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where we spoke to Rupert Grint, Warwick Davis and director David Yates in honor of the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 home release.