Universal Studios Japan on track to break record visitor numbers thanks to “Harry Potter”
Who wouldn’t want to go see a real Hogwarts Castle? Universal Studios Japan opened its own Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction back in July of last year, and since then, the park has seen a steady increase in visitor numbers.
Since the beginning of the fiscal year in April, the theme park, located in Osaka, has attracted over 10 million visitors and is on track to surpass its record of 11 million visitors by March. This record was set in 2001, the park’s opening year.
A USJ Co. spokesman, Johta Takahashi, said that their Potter-themed castle and village certainly attributed toward these numbers. In July alone, there were over 800,000 visitors, a record number for a single month, thanks to the opening of the Wizarding World.
Mr. Takahashi also said that Universal Studios Japan’s visitor increase is also thanks to an overall increase in visitors to Japan, with many more tourists coming in from places like China, South Korea, and Taiwan. The park also held Halloween and Christmas events, which also helped raise its profile.
Have you been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, in Japan or Florida? Do you have plans to in the future?