The magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is growing! Universal Orlando Resort today revealed incredible new details on their new theme park, Universal Epic Universe. The new Wizarding World addition includes 1920s wizarding Paris and the British Ministry of Magic.

In the words of Severus Snape, “control your emotions!” for today’s news is going to knock your socks off.

Universal Epic Universe promises to be as exactly as it describes: epic. The park, opening in 2025, will boast five new immersive worlds for fans to discover, all to be found through the entryways of Celestial Park – an imaginative space full of lush living gardens and shimmering waters.


Through a set of majestic portals, guests will be able to journey onwards to other new extensions currently in the works, such as Super Nintendo World, How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, and Dark Universe. But most notably for you folks reading this on… The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic will be one of the new worlds you’ll be able to visit too! And it is set to be just as extraordinary as the existing attractions.

Yes, Universal Orlando and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment invite you to “explore the wider wizarding world” with a transcendent experience inside new immersive extensions, celebrating both Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts films. Here’s an extremely handy FAQ to give you the full lowdown.


What is this portal in Celestial Park? And what does it have to do with Harry Potter?

Celestial Park will be the heart of Universal Epic Universe, located only minutes away from Universal Orlando’s existing parks. This ethereal environment is inspired by astronomical and mythological elements, but also serves as a portal to other new worlds. Such as... The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic!

And if you look a little closer at the portal’s concept art… is that an Elder Wand we spy as part of its design? With the Elder Wand such a key catalyst for both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, you can expect this new park to celebrate the connections between both film series.

What will The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic involve?

The legendary iconography of the British Ministry of Magic is being brought to life at Epic Universe – but excitingly – will be blended with 1920s wizarding Paris, which as we know from the Fantastic Beasts films, boasts its own unique adventure. And first-time guests can be immersed in various other areas of the wizarding world too.

Which Harry Potter attractions does Universal Orlando Resort already have?

The two existing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter lands have already brought so many of our magical favourites to life – including Hogwarts Castle, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and Hogsmeade.

Rides include:

• Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey; a thrilling adventure with Harry and friends high above the castle grounds
• Flight of the Hippogriff; a family rollercoaster reminiscent of the iconic moment Harry rides Buckbeak
• Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, where you board a infernal cart to journey the subterranean vaults of Gringotts
• The Hogwarts Express, travelling between King’s Cross and Hogsmeade Station and the most recent addition...
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, where you’ll attend one of Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures classes atop a flying motorbike!

When is Universal Epic Universe coming?

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