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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

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    Universal Studios Hollywood has become the most exciting tourist attraction in Los Angeles. And there was a big announcement that will bring even more excitement to the landmark studio in the New Year.
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which debuted at the Universal Orlando resort two years ago, is coming to Hollywood. The attraction will be a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts. "The announcement of our partnership with Universal to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood and expand what already exists in Orlando is probably the best gift we could give the legions of Harry Potter fans worldwide," said Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. "Everyone involved with this projects is committed to continuing the enchantment of J.K. Rowling's masterful books as they were brought to life on screen in our eight films and dedicated to extending the magic of the experience for generations of fans to come."
    The big news was made over a Butterbeer toast in front of the Globe Theatre at Universal. Lots of VIPs and studios executives were on hand to raise their mugs with non-alcoholic Butterbeer to drink in celebration.
   On hand were California Gov. Jerry Brown, and actors James Phelps and Oliver Phelps who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Kids dressed as Hogwarts students also cheered.
    Ron Meyer, president and COO of Universal Studios said, "This is an incredible moment for Universal Studios and the millions of guests who visit our theme parks." Joining Meyer at the big announcement were Larry Kurzweil, president Universal Studios Hollywood, and Tom Williams, CEO-chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts.
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