More Harry Potter coming to Universal in Orlando and California

Fans dressed as students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry make a butterbeer toast Tuesday in Los Angeles as Universal Parks & Resorts announces a Harry Potter attraction will come to Universal Studios Hollywood; no date was set.

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Fans dressed as students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry make a butterbeer toast Tuesday in Los Angeles as Universal Parks & Resorts announces a Harry Potter attraction will come to Universal Studios Hollywood; no date was set.

Universal Orlando will expand its Wizarding World of Harry Potter, while the theme park sensation is reinvented and replicated in full at Universal Studios Hollywood in California. No opening dates for either project were released when announced Tuesday at a Los Angeles news conference. But part of Universal's license with Warner Bros. and author J.K. Rowling requires its Potter attractions be updated to reflect the final episode of the series that was released earlier this year. "It will take years for us to create something on the scale and scope we envision," said Tom Schroder, Universal Orlando spokesman. The news led to speculation on theme park blogs already bubbling with guesses about what will replace the Jaws attraction, closing Jan. 2. Potter's mid 2010 opening triggered a 52 percent attendance boost at Universal's Islands of Adventure park through the first half of 2011.

More Harry Potter coming to Universal in Orlando and California 12/06/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:01pm]

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