Universal Studios Has Announced the Opening Date for Wizarding World of Harry Potter

December 8, 2015 by Brian Champlin

This past June you may remember we wrote about the new Harry Potter themed attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood next year.

It’s called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it’s going to feature a signature ‘Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey’ 3-D adventure, a Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster plus a massive Hogwarts Castle recreation for visitors to explore. Needless to say, sounds pretty cool.


All we knew in June was the Wizarding World would be opening sometime in Spring, 2016.

Now we know the exact date.

Universal Studios announced today (with a special assist from Evanna Lynch aka Luna Lovegood) that the Wizarding World will open on April 7, 2016.

Watch the announcement video below:

No word yet on how the new addition to Universal Studios will affect ticket prices (season packages you purchase now are only good until February 11) but you can go to the official Universal website and sign-up for their email list if you want to stay apprised of updates.

For more insight into what the attraction will look like, check out the below preview video released by Universal this past June:

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