The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens at Universal Studios Japan

Tom Felton and Evanna Lynch with SMAP (USJ ambassadors) and Becky (Chairperson, USJ Fan Club) attended the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Japan, last July 14.

According to USJ official site, the stars joined the 1,000 Harry Potter fans and incanted the Lumos! spell together, illuminating Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade village. The spell set off a magnificent display of fireworks, colorful confetti, and thunderous applause from the crowd marking the historic moment of the opening of this 45 billion yen national level project and its economic effect of 5.6 trillion yen over ten years.

Some park features found in USJ Japan, and not present in its Florida counterpart include the Hogwarts’ Black Lake and live owls.

Other attractions include:

  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Flight of the Hippogriff
  • The Three Broomsticks
  • Inside Hogwarts
  • Hogsmeade

Check here for the complete list of attractions.




Video of the opening ceremony:

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