UPDATED: Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience makes U.S. debut in two locations

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

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.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Images courtesy of Wizarding World

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.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience - Fish & Chips

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).

Click here for more information about the New York experience, and click here for more information about the Virginia experience.


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liss August 15, 2022 - 3:43 pm

Why those crime ridden cities? No thanks.

JC September 4, 2022 - 5:24 am

Fox News brainrot is a disease, don’t come, we don’t want you there.

JC September 4, 2022 - 5:29 am

36 dollars would be nice, except it’s 75…

Bernardine Lopez September 4, 2022 - 8:37 pm

I signed up early, but did not get email for exclusive tickets. I se $36 for tickets on this site; Feverup is charging $75. What gives?


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