Recently, Socalthrills had the opportunity to experience a Sneek Peak of Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest addition, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a guided tour seen through the eyes of Alan Gilmore, Supervising Art Director for WWoHP and Art Director for the film series. This inside look shared a lot of insight into the new area as well as what guests will experience when the new area opens on April 7.
More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” has been masterfully recreated at Universal Studios Hollywood and will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.
There is a high level of quality that can be felt throughout the WWoHP. This creates a seamless blend of original movie props and other props made specifically for the area. Alan also mentioned, the use of original set props was to give guests the unique opportunity to touch and experience the same things the actors did while on set.
From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will transport guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen. We will have more info and a full review coming in April!