A theme park in Tokyo based on the Harry Potter movies was shown to the press today, ahead of its opening to the public on Friday.
According to The Japan Times, the “Making of Harry Potter” attraction has been built in Nerima Ward in the centre of the city. It has taken over from the 30,000-sq-m Toshimaen park, which closed for business in August 2020 after nearly 100 years.
The new park takes the form of a Warner Bros Studio Tour. This will show visitors a “wizarding school” set, complete with props that will allow them to enter the fantasy world of the books and movies.
Visitors can shoot videos that will be projected onto a screen, making it appear that they are part of the background of the movie series.
In addition to the replica sets, visitors can eat at restaurants serving British delicacies such as afternoon tea, fish ‘n’ chips, and roast beef.
Warner Bros said it will be the largest indoor Harry Potter attraction in the world, and the first Warner Bros Studio Tour to open in Asia.
The studio comments: “Building on the success of Warner Bros Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter, which has welcomed over 17 million visitors since opening in 2012, the Studio Tour Tokyo will feature exclusive sets only available at this location.”