Special Guests Announced for WWoHP Hollywood Opening!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is set to finally open at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday, April 7. To celebrate, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick/Griphook), and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) will be walking the red carpet for the Grand Opening event on April 5.
The former Potter alumni will be joined by a very special guest: Oscar-winning composer John Williams, who scored the first three Harry Potter films, including the iconic “Hedwig’s Theme.” Williams will be conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra for the event.
Following in the footsteps of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan, the Hollywood attraction will bring back some of the fans’ favorite rides, as well as a few new surprises! For example, the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey – which is featured at both the Orlando and Japan parks – will bring new state-of-the-art 3D-HD technology for the first time in the US, promising visitors a trip with a whole new dimension! Meanwhile, Flight of the Hippogriff will be Universal Studio Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.
Fans will be able to walk to Hogsmeade and visit all of Harry’s favorite haunts, such as Honeydutrite the Three Broomsticks, and Zonko’s Joke Shop. Oh, and be sure to pay a trip to Ollivanders to pick up your very own wand!
Until the opening day, you can check for regular updates on Universal Studio Hollywood’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also read our sneak peek review to get even more information! Are you excited to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood? Let us know your thoughts![toggle title=”Press Release” state=”close” ]Acclaimed Award-Winning Composer John Williams Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in Ceremonial Tribute as Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates the Highly-Anticipated Arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”
WHO: Legendary Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy award-winning composer John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Harry Potter film talent, including Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), along with Hollywood celebrities, including Viola Davis, Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer, “The Walking Dead”) and Chris Hardwick (host, “The Talking Dead”), among others. Also attending are Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood; Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts; Mark Woodbury, President, Universal Creative; Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal; Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
WHAT: A spectacular fireworks display will underscore the celebration of the highly-anticipated opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” at Universal Studios Hollywood, commemorating the West Coast debut of this immersive land.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” officially opens to the public on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 a.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Press call time for positioning on the red carpet
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Talent red carpet arrivals
7:45 p.m. – Press relocate from red carpet to event location within the land
8:15 p.m. – Program begins
WHERE: Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 90068[/toggle]