UPDATED: Group of students get preview of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan

UPDATED 6/15/2014: A new article was recently released that indicated new features were to be included in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Japan that would not be included in the Orlando or Hollywood parks. The Black Lake, which fans will recognize from the books as the water feature underneath Hogwarts that can be viewed via the Slytherin common room and is home to the giant squid, will be one such unique feature of the Japan theme park.

A recreation of a bathroom that Harry and the rest of the Hogwarts students and faculty would use at the school will also be a unique feature, along with a visitor’s photo op area of the train that Harry first boarded to attend Hogwarts, according to the article.

In addition to this new information, a new poster was released on Universal Studios Japan Facebook page for the park, which you can see below:

WWoHP Japan

To read the new article, click here.


Around 60 lucky elementary school students from Japan were invited to attend a preview of the new Wizarding World theme park set to open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on July 15.

According to Kyodo News, the children were invited to this special tour on June 8 by USJ Co., the operator of Universal Studios Japan. They got to explore Hogwarts and taste Butterbeer before the general public.  Check out the gallery below to see some photos taken at the event!

Universal is also going to open a Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016, as well as the expansion to the original park in Orlando sometime this summer. Check out our theme park section for all the latest news!