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‘Harry Potter theme park’ coming to Hollywood

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‘Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood’ is the new theme park of Harry Potter which is going to be conjured by Hollywood at Universal Studios. The Harry Potter theme park features a Hogwarts castle as its centrepiece alongside roller-coasters and other rides.

Warner Bros and NBC Universal has together revealed that ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ that will be built at the Universal Studios Hollywood site with the attractions that are similar to the money-spinning Potter theme park opened in June 2010 at Universal’s resort in Orlando, Florida. However, the new Harry Potter theme park could take about 3-4 years to construct and is likely to cost about $100 million dollars that also creates more than 1,000 jobs and is expected to boost the tourism to the Los Angeles area.

As per the news of the officials, the Hollywood park will be centred on Hogwarts castle and also features the rides and other attractions based on the adventures of British boy wizard and his friends who use sorcery to battle evil. Besides, J. K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter book series have sold about 450 million copies worldwide and the eight movies from Warner Bros. studios have taken more than $7.7 billion at global box-offices. Harry Potter movies are the largest-grossing films of franchise in history.

Besides the expansion of the Potter franchise, Walt Disney follows the announcement in September that a theme park based on 2009 ‘Avatar’ id due to being in 2013 in a section of Disney World in Orlando. Avatar is the highest grossing single movie in history.

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