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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience makes U.S. debut

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.

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 on the estate of Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. (in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area) starting Oct. 29, 2022.

The experience will be open Mondays–Sundays, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., and lasts 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 will be released on July 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., but fans who sign up for the waitlist will unlock exclusive access to secure tickets. Click here for more information.

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