Discover the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

December 15, 2017
Category: North Hollywood Tourist Attractions

Hollywood, California has attracted tourists for decades due to theatre glamor, energetic culture, world-class restaurants and its proximity to dozens of attractions, theme parks, beaches and more. During your stay in North Hollywood, be sure to explore Universal Studios and their exciting, Wizarding world of Harry Potter.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For wizards and muggles alike, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, located inside Universal Studios Hollywood, is a magical place to discover the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, the many shops of Hogsmeade, and to follow Potter and friends on whimsical, thrill rides that provide a first-hand experience very similar to the movie series.

Soar above Hogwarts on the ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a one of a kind ride using state-of-the-art technology. Here you can mount your own broomstick, enter through the castle gates, and follow Harry and friends to make your way down the passageways inside of Hogwarts to visit Dumbledore’s Office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Gryffindor common room, the Room of Requirement and more. Then, soar above the castle grounds, play a quick game of Quidditch and more.

Enter the Care of Magical Creatures grounds to meet Hagrid. He will give you instructions on how to safely approach a Hippogriff, and teach you how to ride Fang. Flight of the Hippogriff is a family-friendly roller coaster that dives and spirals around the hills, through the forest and a pumpkin patch and swoops past Hagrid’s hut for another action-packed flight adventure.

All items on the Hogwarts supply list can be purchased after a winding stroll through the cobblestone streets of Diagon Alley and into Hogsmeade shopping area. Stop by Ollivanders, Makers of Fine Wands since 382 BC, where you can observe a wand choose a wizard, and have one choose you as well. Visit the Owl Post for a variety of stationary, wizard writing implements, stamps as well as owl-related toys and gifts. Another must-stop for Hogsmeade visitors is Honeydukes. Shelves here are lined with treasures such as Peppermint Toads, Fudge Flies, Fizzing Wizzbees, Chocolate Frogs, Exploding Bonbons, wizard trading cards and more.

Stop by Three Broomsticks rustic tavern in Hogsmeade for delicious British fare, friendly conversation and to relax. This location provides a wonderful dining experience for the whole family. For those 21 and over, step behind Three Broomsticks and into Hog’s Head Pub for Pumpkin Juice, Wizard’s Brew, Firewhisky, Dragon Scales, and domestic and imported beers. Or for muggle treats on the go, stop by any Magic Neep Cart on the cobblestone for fresh fruit, cold beverages, bottled beers and other delicious snacks.

Comfort Inn North Hollywood

Centrally located near Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Burbank, Hollywood and Universal City, Comfort Inn proves to be a convenient and accommodating location for business travelers, individuals, and families. Comfort Inn provides guests with choice amenities, a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, friendly service, vacation packages and affordable extended stay rates.
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