Osaka — Muggles rejoice! Universal Studios Japan is opening a new park – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – next year, and there’s already a Hogwarts Express (kind of) lined up to take you there. A JR train decorated with Harry and wizard chums started operating on the JR Yumesaki line on February 1 to get fans excited about the new park.
The park will feature replicas of Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade village, and rides from the current Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida. Japan is the largest market for Harry Potter outside the US, and Universal Studios Japan hopes the new theme park will bring another million visitors to the complex.