On the Road to the Wizarding World Hollywood: Universal's First Video Look
November 19, 2015, 3:18 PM ·
Universal Studios Hollywood today uploaded a video overview of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opens officially next spring.
The video features the Hogwarts Express conductor briefly describing the shops and restaurants in Hollywood's version of the village of Hogsmeade. In case you can't watch the video, or haven't memorized this already, the line-up includes:
The Three Broomsticks ("Keep your eyes peeled for the house elves darting about." Whaaa?)
Hog's Head Pub
Dervish and Banges
Zonko's Joke Shop
The video also mentions the Tri-Wizard Spirit Rally and Flight of the Hippogriff, but makes no mention of the land's centerpiece attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, which will be housed in Hogwarts Castle.
Based on the blackout date calendar that Universal released with its recent annual pass program changes, we are looking at a mid-March opening for the Wizarding World Hollywood. All Universal has said officially so far is "Spring."