Following a successful run in the U.K., Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its U.S. debut in October 2022 in both Westchester, NY and in the Washington D.C. area.
Created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with leading entertainment discovery platform Fever, award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators Thinkwell, and Unify, Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience promises a magical adventure for fans of all ages, allowing them to experience the magic of the wizarding world in a whole new way.
During the nighttime outdoor experience inspired by one of the Wizarding World’s most iconic locations, visitors will follow a magical light trail where they will discover illuminated moments from the Forbidden Forest, practice casting spells, and encounter mythical creatures from the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” series, including Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, Pygmy Puffs, and Nifﬂers.
Visitors will also find a themed village at the end of the trail where they can enjoy delicious food and drinks and shop for merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.
The Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience U.S. debut will take place in Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Westchester County, NY starting Oct. 22, 2022, and on the estate of Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. (in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area) starting Oct. 29, 2022.
In both locations, the experience will be open Mondays–Sundays, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., and last approximately 60-90 minutes (the walking trail takes about 45-75 minutes). Ticket prices start at $36 for adults and $25 for children. Kids under five are free.
Tickets for the Leesburg experience are already available; tickets for the New York experience will be released on Aug. 18, at 11:00 a.m. (fans who sign up for the waitlist will unlock exclusive access to secure tickets).