Alohomora! Harry Potter New York will finally unlock its doors on June 3.
The anticipated themed retail shop, which is located at 935 Broadway in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, was supposed to open sooner, but was delayed due to the pandemic.
Thankfully, the wait is almost over—and it sounds like it will be well worth it.
Harry Potter New York will feature 15 themed areas, a pair of state-of-the-art VR experiences, as well as a number of seriously Instagrammable installations, such as a giant replica of Fawkes the Phoenix and a London-style telephone box.
It will also provide visitors with a can’t-miss shopping experience. Harry Potter fans can pick out everything from snacks to clothes to collectables—and even customizable wands. Whether you’re Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, you’re certain to find something you love.
“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 told Forbes recently. “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.”
The long-awaited opening of Harry Potter New York comes just weeks after New York greatly eased restrictions for travelers visiting the state.
“As we work to build our vaccination infrastructure even further and get more shots in arms, we’re making significant progress in winning the footrace between the infection rate and the vaccination rate, allowing us to open new sectors of our economy and start our transition to a new normal in a post-pandemic world,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a mid-March press release. “As part of that transition, quarantine for domestic travelers is no longer required, but it is still being advised as an added precaution.”
Will you be visiting Harry Potter New York when it opens on June 3?