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Wizarding World website updated with virtual walk-through

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Universal’s official Wizarding World of Harry Potter website has a new feature. From the main page, if you click on Hogsmeade, you’ll be taken to an eye-level view just inside the entrance. From here when you move the mouse pointer left, right, up or down, your view will change, letting you virtually look around.

You can click to move to one of three spots in Hogsmeade. While it won’t let you enter any buildings, you can click to read more information about the surrounding shops, restaurants and rides.

This isn’t like a typical virtual tour, in that it wasn’t created with actual pictures. It’s a walk-through of the computer rendering. But it allows you to see some views we haven’t seen before, such as the snowman in the screen-shot above and the view looking back at the entrance from inside and the entrance to Dragon Challenge.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is set for a grand opening on June 18, but it’s expected to have soft openings before that date. For more new details on the Wizarding World, be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Art Director Alan Gilmore.

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