PSA Potterheads: A New Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo in June 2023
One more reason to visit Japan.
by Ina Louise Manto | March 22, 2023
From Tokyo Disneyland, Studio Ghibli Park, and Super Nintendo World to Universal Studios in Osaka – Japan is home to theme parks that feed the inner child. Adding to this roster of exciting attractions is a new Harry Potter theme park opening in Tokyo on June 16.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter
The second of its kind worldwide and the first in Asia, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter will open in Toshimaen, Tokyo on June 16, 2023. The new theme park spans 90,000 square meters, which is larger than its twin in London.
There’s no need to fly farther anymore as the studio experience is closer. Studio Tour Tokyo will have the same exhibit and experience as the one found in London but with one new addition: a behind-the-scenes production of the Fantastic Beasts series. This theme park will also open the world’s largest Studio Tour Shop, so get your funds ready for some severe merch shopping.
But there’s no rush if you can’t visit on the day it opens in June or sometime this year – according to WBSJ Vice President Toshihiro Matsuo, this park will be open for 30 years. There are more reasons to keep on coming back to Japan!
What to expect in the theme park
Here are the attractions and experiences to look forward to at The Making of Harry Potter:
- Sets: Great Hall, Platform 9 ¾, Diagon Alley, Forbidden Forest
- Props: wands, The Goblet of Fire, Memory Cabinet
- Creature Effects: Dobby, Buckbeak, Goblins, Aragog
- SFX & VFX: Broomstick Flying, The Knight Bus, The Pensieve
- Costumes: Hogwarts Uniform, Albus Dumbledore, Yule Ball, Beauxbatons
- Art Department: Hogwarts Castle Model, Death Eaters
- Studio Tour Shop
After touring the studio, grab some snacks at the Chocolate Frog Cafe and The Backlot Café, or have an Afternoon Tea experience for 6,500 JPY for two.
How much will it cost?
According to the official website, Adult Tickets start at 6,300 JPY, which is approximately PHP 2,609.
Find more details here.
How can I buy a ticket?
Here’s to the Potterheads whose plans are already set in stone: you can start buying tickets to the theme park as early as March 22, 2023, on the official website. Tickets will not be available for sale at the attraction – no walk-ins, so keep your eyes peeled.
For more information regarding ticketing and updates, visit the WBS Studio Tour Tokyo’s official website.
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