Confirmed: A New Harry Potter Theme Park Is Opening in Tokyo

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(SPOT.ph) With all the things happening this year, it's as if 2020 was stretched into a whole decade. We just can't wait for it to be over, and we'll take any good news that's about the not-so-distant future. Take for example a confirmation by Tokyo-based Kyodo News that a Harry Potter theme park is coming to Japan in the "first half of 2023."

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The new attraction will be located in Toshimaen, a 94-year-old amusement park in Tokyo owned by Seibu Railway Co. The plan is reportedly to make it a lot like the Warner Bros. Studios Tour London's The Making of Harry Potter in England, where you can explore the world of Harry Potter and see how the movie franchise was created by getting to check out costumes and recreated sets, walking up and down Diagon Alley, or handling your own magic wand.

The Harry Potter theme park in Tokyo will closely resemble the Warner Bros. Studios Tour in London, including a recreation of Diagon Alley.
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You can check out Harry Potter's bedroom under the stairs.
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Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.'s plans of opening a Harry Potter theme park in Asia was already revealed in February through Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. And while the pandemic caused setbacks in all operations around the world, construction is pushing through as soon as Toshimaen closes its doors on August 31. This is just a month after the amusement park's reopening on July 27, after having been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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