In the video, Universal Creative exec Mark Woodbury walks through the waiting area for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and shows off the portrait gallery, featuring some of the school’s founders’ paintings which come to life.
There’s another look at Headmaster Dumbledore’s office, and a peek inside the defense against the dark arts classroom, where riders will see Harry, Ron and Hermione emerge from underneath an invisibility cloak.
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the centerpiece of the new themed area at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. The Wizarding World also includes a new restaurant, shops and a couple of pre-existing rides that have been re-themed to fit the Harry Potter vibe.
The grand opening for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is scheduled for June 18.