If you’re planning a visit to Japan, you need to drop by the new Harry Potter amusement park that will be open in 2023 in Tokyo. Muggles and fans of the series will be excited to know that they can discover how Harry Potter films were made in this latest expansion of the multibillion-dollar wizarding franchise.
Don’t confuse it with the first Making of Harry Potter film-studio park outside London. That one opened in 2012 and attracted 6,000 visitors a day before the coronavirus pandemic. This soon-to-be-open park will give visitors an insight into what went on behind the scenes during the production of the eight Harry Potter movies. It’s also modelled on the original permanent studio exhibition in Britain.
The Studio Tour Tokyo will stretch across 30,000 square metres (323,000 square feet), with its walking tour taking visitors through Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. As we speak, it is being constructed on the site of Toshimaen amusement park, set to close in late August, according to the US movie studio and Seibu Railways, which runs the Japanese park.
If one park isn’t enough, there are also other Harry Potter theme parks created by Universal Studios in Orlando and Hollywood in the United States, and Osaka in Japan.
The adventures of the wizard world of Harry Potter and his magical friends grew into a global phenomenon from the books about the boy wizard by British author J.K. Rowling with seven volumes published between 1997 and 2007.
Source: AFP Relax News