Magic is coming to Hollywood, but it won't be on the big screen.
The magic and wonder of Harry Potter won't be contained to the East Coast for very much longer with the highly-anticipated opening of Universal Studios Hollywood's Wizarding World of Harry Potter in California next spring, but Universal is helping build the excitement with the first of a series of videos to provide an inside look on the park's latest addition.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTCqXu-HhiU
The video greets viewers with a Hogwarts Express Conductor waiting in front of the magnificent train that many Potterheads wish we got to ride after our 11th birthday.
The conductor mentions the ever-popular sites of the Three Broomsticks, Zonko's Joke Shop, and Honeydukes that every witch or wizard should visit while they're in Hogsmeade. He even mentions the Owl Post, where you can actually send letters from Hogsmeade with the nice postage stamp as proof (no word yet if actual owls are delivering these letters.) Although this is no Diagon Alley, there is a place for every young witch and wizard to come in and find the wand that chooses them.
At least at this Hogsmeade, we don't need a signed permission slip from our parents to enter. If the excitement from the new location and the video aren't enough, Universal also provides an interactive virtual tour so that fans can learn more about what's brewing for California next year.
Keep your eye out for the official opening date, Potterheads! What are you most looking forward to when you get to visit?