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Hogwart's Castle image

Universal Orlando has released a photograph of the nearly-complete exterior of Hogwarts Castle, the centrepiece of its new Wizarding World of Harry Potter area.

The Wizarding World is set to open this Spring at Islands of Adventure, with the towering Hogwarts finally providing Universal with an icon to rival the Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle. The castle will be home to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, a new multi-million dollar attraction based on the Potter stories.

Hogwarts Castle photo

Image © 2009 Universal Orlando Resort

Universal recently began recruiting staff for the Wizarding World, suggesting that it is on track to open the new area in its original spring timeframe. This should mean an opening prior to the key Memorial Day weekend at the end of May, although there are indications that the area may be open by April.

Full details of the attractions, restaurants and shops that will form part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter can be found in TPT's recent news story.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter using the box on the right of this page.

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It looks awesome I can't wait to go and see it for real!

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