Fans of Harry Potter will soon be able to grab their wands, put on their robes, and step into the boy wizard’s world at a new theme park in Tokyo that opens on Friday.
The Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo is a recreation of a variety of renowned film locales, including Diagon Alley and the Ministry of Magic. It was constructed on the western side of the cherished Toshimaen amusement park, which will close in 2020 after 94 years of operation.
According to Torben Jensen, vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, the position near the Japanese capital is perfect, especially as worldwide travel begins to take up following the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Being the first tour in Asia and the increasing inbound visitors to Japan will also put us in the center of the regional market,” Jensen told the reporters during a tour of the park, claiming that it provided Asian fans a new dimension in the Harry Potter movie-making process.
“Being the first tour in Asia” also refers to the fact that it was the first Harry Potter Park tour in Tokyo to take place in Asia.
Tickets for adults were priced at 6,300 yen, which is equivalent to $45, and according to Jensen, they were sold out until August.