Hogwarts is Hollywood bound. Even though the film franchise is finished, there’s still a place for wizards in Tinsletown, as Universal Studious announced this week that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will get an LA outpost.
The announcement came Tuesday with an event at Universal that featured James and Oliver Phelps, who play twins Fred and George Weasley in the films, as well as California Governor Jerry Brown, who stressed the importance of bringing imagination to the state. They also announced further expansion to the year-and-a-half-old Orlando Wizarding World, which only boasts 3 rides along with the interactive landscape.
At the very least, a new Wizarding World will bring delicious butterbeer to the West Coast, the fictional drink from the J.K. Rowling books that, unfortunately, is nonalcoholic in the parks, but tasty nonetheless. The event concluded with a toast of the stuff, along with a confetti blast and the Phelps twins posing for pictures with young fans dressed in full wizard robes.