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How You Can Win the Ultimate Harry Potter Experience

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | January 20, 2016

How You Can Win the Ultimate Harry Potter Experience

Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando

Universal Studios Hollywood and TripAdvisor are really making the magic happen. They have put together a contest that will send one lucky winner to experience a once-in-a-lifetime magical journey, experiencing Harry Potter around the world. The Ultimate Harry Potter Trip Around the World makes stops at the brand-new Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Hollywood, Calif., as well as the theme parks in Orlando and Japan and the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London.

Excitement has been building for the Hollywood iteration of the Wizarding World theme park. For more than five years, locals and guests alike have waited and watched as the characters and locations inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories have been brought to life and been masterfully recreated at Universal Orlando. Now, it's time for the West Coast to get in on the fun. As with the other parks, Hollywood's Wizarding World will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts Castle, which will serve as its iconic focal point.

READ MORE: California's Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sets Opening Date

Guests will be transported from the modern city streets of Los Angeles to a land of snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets of Hogsmeade. Here, visitors will find “merchants” hard at work, a train conductor welcoming new arrivals and a pub packed with hungry patrons. Guests will also find rides such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and the family outdoor coaster Flight of the Hippogriff.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will make its debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in hyper-realistic 3D-HD designed to further immerse guests in an already engaging storyline. The multidimensional thrill ride features a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visual effects. In this updated adaptation of the ride, guests will sport Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles as they venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiraling and pivoting 360 degrees along an elevated ride track on a whirlwind adventure of a lifetime.

READ MORE: Harry Potter Celebration Coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

The Ultimate Harry Potter Trip Around the World sweepstakes began last week, and fans have until Feb. 24 to register and enter to win at

The winner will receive a trip for four people, including airfare, four night accommodations at each location, ground transportation, two-day theme park tickets for each theme park and tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

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