Hogwarts Castle is rising at Universal Studios Hollywood
Written by Robert Niles
Vertical construction is picking up at the west coast version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.Tweet
You can see Universal Studios Hollywood's Hogwarts Castle rising above the construction walls on the Upper Lot of the park. But head over to the park's Studio Tour for the best views.
From the bridge over to the tour entrance, you can get a great view of the site of the former Gibson Amphitheater, where the village of Hogsmeade is now under construction.
The view's even better from the exit path next to the tram tour station, where you're just a few yards from what will be the back of the Hogwarts Castle show building.
Finally, here's a closeup of the Hogwarts Castle construction.
Universal has not announced an opening date for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but construction on the Orlando and Japanese Potter lands took between two and three years each. We're just speculating now, but with construction starting last fall in Hollywood, that timeframe would put the west coast Wizarding World on track for completion sometime in 2016.
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