Experience the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Land, explore iconic sets & discover what it took to bring the Harry Potter films to life at Harry Potter Land.
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Where Is Harry Potter Land Located?
According to Wikipedia, The fictional universe of British author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of fantasy novels comprises two distinct societies: the Wizarding World and the Muggle world.
In the novels, the Muggle world is the world inhabited by the non-magical majority, with which the Wizarding world exists coextensively, albeit mostly remaining hidden from the non-magical humans.
The plot of the series is set in 1990s Britain, but in a veiled and separate shadow society wherein magic is commonly used and practised, and those who can use it live in self-enforced seclusion, hiding their abilities from the rest of the world.
The term “Wizarding World” refers to the global wizard community that lives hidden in parallel with the Muggle world; the different terms refer to different communities within the same area rather than separate planets or worlds.
Any new works taking place in this universe are released under the “J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World” brand.
5+ Harry Potter Land You Should Visit
• The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a chain of themed areas at Universal Parks & Resorts based on the Harry Potter media franchise, adapting elements from the Warner Bros.’ film series and original novels by J. K. Rowling.
The areas were designed by Universal Creative from an exclusive license with Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area based on the Harry Potter series built at Universal Parks & Resorts’ Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, Japan.
• Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a walkthrough exhibition and studio tour in Leavesden, southeast England, owned by Warner Bros. and operated by their Studio Tours division.
It is located within Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, in Watford, in southwest Hertfordshire, and houses a permanent exhibit of authentic costumes, props and sets utilised in the production of the Harry Potter films, as well as behind-the-scenes production of visual effects.
The tour is contained in Soundstages J and K, which were specially built for the attraction, and is separate from the studio’s actual production facilities.
• The Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort, also called Walt Disney World or Disney World, is an entertainment resort complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, near the cities of Orlando and Kissimmee. Opened on October 1, 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a division of The Walt Disney Company.
The property covers nearly 25,000 acres (39 sq mi; 101 km2), of which half has been used.
The resort comprises four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom), two water parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon), 31 themed resort hotels, nine non-Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping center Disney Springs.
• Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is a multiple-launch steel motorbike roller coaster located at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade section of Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park.
The attraction opened on June 13, 2019 and was manufactured by Intamin, and features both indoor and outdoor characteristics.
It is the sixth Harry Potter-themed attraction created for the resort, which Universal described it as “a highly-themed roller coaster that will take us into a different corner of the wizarding world, where guests will encounter some of their favorite characters and creatures”.
The attraction replaced the Dragon Challenge roller coasters, which closed on September 4, 2017.
At $300 million, it is also the most expensive roller coaster ever built, surpassing the previous record of $100 million by Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the longest roller coaster in Florida at 5,053 feet (1,540 m) and holds a record-breaking seven launches.
• The Hogwarts Express
The Hogwarts Express is an 1,800 mm (5 ft 10+7⁄8 in) broad gauge cable railway, people mover, and attraction within the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, United States.
The route runs 676 meters (2,218 ft) between Hogsmeade station in the Islands of Adventure theme park and King’s Cross station in the London area of the Universal Studios Florida theme park.
It provides a connection between the Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade areas which, together, form The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, based on the Harry Potter film series.
• Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort, commonly known as Universal Orlando or simply Universal, formerly Universal Studios Escape, is an American theme park and entertainment resort complex based in Orlando, Florida.
The resort is operated by Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Comcast’s NBCUniversal.
Universal Orlando is the second-largest resort in Greater Orlando, after nearby Walt Disney World Resort. Universal Orlando covers 541 acres of land.
• DisneyLand Park
Disneyland is an amusement park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.
• SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando is a theme park and marine zoological park, in Orlando, Florida. It is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
When combined with its neighbor Discovery Cove and Aquatica, it forms SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando, an entertainment complex consisting of the three parks and many hotels.
In 2018, SeaWorld Orlando hosted an estimated 4.594 million guests, ranking it the 10th most visited amusement park in the United States.
• Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular, also known as Waterworld or Waterworld Stunt Show, is an attraction based on the 1995 film Waterworld found at Universal Studios Hollywood (1995), Universal Studios Japan (2001), Universal Studios Singapore (2010) and Universal Studios Beijing (2021).
The original attraction opened at the same time as the film. Although the film was considered a critical and financial disappointment, the show was highly praised, winning a 1996 Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. The attraction remains highly rated by park guests.
• High Commission Of Australia
The High Commission of Australia in London is the diplomatic mission of Australia in the United Kingdom.
It is located in Australia House, a Grade II listed building.
It was Australia’s first diplomatic mission and is the longest continuously occupied diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom.