[Updated 22 June 2021]
Just a month ago, we shared news of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making Of Harry Potter opening in 2023
. Today, we've got another piece of exciting news for Potterheads but this time, coming from the other side of the globe: The world's largest Harry Potter has officially opened in New York City!
Located next to the iconic Flatiron Building, the store will be home to the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products, according to Warner Bros. announcement. With three floors and over 21,000 square feet to explore, a magical time awaits visitors as they get to immerse themselves in the Wizarding World in the heart of the Big Apple.
Credit: Harry Potter New YorkThe store has 15 different themed areas, all of which offer plenty of Insta-worthy corners for you to snap awesome pictures. You can pretend to be apparated into the Ministry of Magic by stepping inside a London phone box, "shrink down" inside Hagrid's boots or strike a pose with a wand from an interactive wand table.
There's also no missing the beautiful model of Fawkes the Phoenix - at 220 pounds (that's almost 100kg!) hanging from
the ceiling. Fun fact: The phoenix was created by a team of specialist propmakers over the course of several months!
"The level of artistic detail and quality of the design inspired by the movies means Harry Potter New York will bring a completely new shopping experience to the city," said Sarah Roots, EVP Warner Bros. Worldwide Tours and Retail. "With over 1,000 Wizarding World props on display (including some authentic items which featured in the movies), the incredible theming, along with experiences such as photo opportunities and the fantastic range of products, there will be something special for every fan."Credit: Harry Potter New York
Besides that, visitors will also get to browse more than 50 wands inspired by the iconic series including the Golden Snitch wand (exclusive to Harry Potter New York). And as if that wasn't cool enough, there's even a "Personalization Area" where fans will be able to personalize a merch of their choice - from wands and journals to House robes. It's the ultimate dream for every Harry Potter fan!
Credit: Harry Potter New YorkFor those who love Harry Potter and have plans to visit New York when borders reopen, make sure to add this to
your bucket list and let your family and friends know about it ⚡️