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First photo: Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal

A first look at Universal Orlando Resort's Hogwarts

A first look at Universal Orlando Resort's Hogwarts castle, the star attraction in its newest attraction to open this spring, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Photo Credit: Universal Studios Orlando

This just in from Universal Orlando Resort: A sneak peek at its Hogwarts Castle, still under construction at the theme park, which will unveil its newest attraction, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter later this year.

Though details are mostly under wraps, Universal's creative team vice president Mark Woodbury said that the experience for visitors that awaits inside Hogwarts, "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey"  will the "crown jewel" of the attraction, utilizing brand new theme park technology.

Elsewhere in Wizarding World, Universal says visitors will be able to roam Hogsmeade Village, shopping at Zonko's for joke props or stopping into Ollivander's for a "interactive" wand-fitting experience. Dining choices within this branch of the park will range from Three Broomsticks (think British fish and chips) to Hog's Head, where visitors will slurp- you guessed it- Butterbeer.

Universal Orlando Resort has not announced an official opening date for the park. 

Photo by Kevin Kolczynski/Universal Studios Orlando

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