Rejoice, West Coast Harry Potter fans! You will no longer have to make a cross-country trip to Orlando, Florida to visit Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The LA City Council has approved NBCUniversal’s Evolution Plan, which means they can finally build the Harry Potter themed “land” in their Hollywood theme park. The plan has been in the works for about two decades but it’s finally been approved.
It’s not only about Harry Potter though, NBCUniversal will use new land to improve their studios and backlot facilities. Two hotels will also be built and will bring many jobs to LA County.
However, the big news for theme park fans is Harry Potter. As we know, Disney has pumped up their California theme parks with the addition of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street over in Disney California Adventure. Universal Studios, on the other hand, has only seen new rides been added but nothing on the scale of a Cars Land, which was an immense success for Disney.
Now that all changes. Universal Studios will have something that rivals Cars Land in Southern California, and in some eyes exceed Cars Land. Construction is expected to begin this Summer, but we don’t yet know what will begin construction. Universal will surely explain when and where Harry Potter will land in the coming weeks and months. [InsideUniversal]