Harry Potter fans get ready to have a next-level experience. Two new virtual reality experiences are opening at the largest retail location dedicated to all things Harry Potter. The Harry Potter New York store is now taking bookings for both Harry Potter: Chaos at Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Wizards Take Flight. Both of these new Virtual Reality experiences will open on July 15!
The first virtual reality experience, Harry Potter: Chaos at Hogwarts, will make every Harry Potter fan feel like they have been transported straight into Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. After missing the Hogwarts Express, Guests must make their way through London and to Hogwarts to help the adorable House Elf, Dobby.
Here is the official description of the immersive experience from the Harry Potter store website:
After missing the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station, an unexpected friend helps get us to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Students! Dobby needs your help after accidentally letting loose a case full of magical creatures.
Journey through Hogwarts Castle and cast spells with your wand to immobilize Pixies. Discover hidden secrets and find out if you can manage the Chaos at Hogwarts.
During this incredible virtual reality experience, Guests will get to see the sights that have become so familiar to them from the epic franchise. Not only will you be transported to King Cross Station and Hogwarts castle, but you will be able to pick your house and experience what life is like in places like the Gryffindor Common Room — but watch out for Cornish Pixies!
When it comes to Harry Potter: Wizards Take Flight, the name indicates that broom flying will be involved, but this is no ordinary flying lesson. Guests will find themselves in the Dark Arts section of Diagon Alley — Knockturn Alley — and from there, the danger will follow! Here is what invigorating experience awaits:
Keep your brooms steady and fly into the wizarding world. Meet Hagrid at Knockturn Alley and follow him through the skies of London while dodging and battling Death Eaters, casting spells with your wand.
Escape through the clouds and soar over the Black Lake towards Hogwarts Castle where you can fly freely around the magical grounds. Accio Firebolt!
Tickets are required to experience both Harry Potter: Chaos at Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Wizards Take Flight. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Harry Potter store website. Please note that the event may be very popular, and the site may use a virtual queue to manage all Guests who would like to purchase the VR tickets.
There are a couple of important things that Guests must take note of before booking their VR Experience. Guests who would like to experience either Harry Potter VR attraction must be at least 10 years old and 48 inches tall. Guests under 13 must be accompanied by an adult who also has a paid ticket. Guests in wheelchairs can purchase a ticket, but they must let the store know that they will be using a wheelchair, as there is only one spot for a wheelchair per experience time slot.
Currently, Harry Potter New York is using a virtual queue system to manage crowds inside its stores. However, Guests with a Virtual Experience ticket will just need to show their reservation confirmation and time to a store member, and they will be allowed in and taken where they need to go.
Harry Potter New York has not announced how long this virtual queue will continue, but be sure to secure your place in line, so you can experience all of the amazing things the Wizarding World has to offer!
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