CONFIRMED: 3rd Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park is Coming to Osaka, Japan in 2014
By: byx speaks
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the third Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park sets to be opened in Osaka, Japan in 2014.
Last December, Universal Studios announced that the second WWOHP Theme Park would open in Los Angeles after the success of the first WWOHP in Orlando.
LA Times reports:
Universal Studios Japan on Thursday will unveil plans to build the first international version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the blockbuster attraction that has drawn millions of fans to Universal’s Orlando resort and is coming to Los Angeles.
The Osaka destination — expected to begin construction in the next few weeks with a planned opening in late 2014 and an expected cost of about $500 million — brings Hogwarts Castle and rides including Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey to the boy wizard’s biggest market outside of the United States.
They updated the news with the comments of J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter' author:
In a statement, Rowling gave her stamp of approval to the newest addition to her Harry Potter empire:
“I was delighted to experience and enjoy the attention to detail, creativity and superb craft that went into the first Wizarding World in Orlando,” she said. “I am equally delighted that the same level of expertise and enjoyment will translate to the new park in Japan.”
'Harry Potter' stars James and Oliver Phelps (who play Fred and George Weasley), attented the event in Japan, where Universal Studios announced that the 3rd WWOHP will be in Osaka.
It's a good news especially for all Potterheads or Harry Potter fans in Asia & Pacific. We can now experience the magical world of Harry Potter.
Oh by the way, here are the concept arts for the park: daytime and nighttime:
Source: Los Angeles Times Photos via MuggleNet
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