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Harry Potter New York Opens Up Virtual Reality Experience for Hogwarts Fans

The protagonists of Harry Potter series: Harry, Ron and Hermione.

The protagonists of Harry Potter series: Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Visitors will get an option to choose from two virtual reality experiences based in the Harry Potter world: Chaos at Hogwarts and Wizards Take Flight.

Harry Potter New York opened up its virtual reality experiences for fans of the franchise, starting July 15. The adventures designed for visitors will involve interactive experiences related to the school of Hogwarts, set inside the Harry Potter store in New York.

According to a report by Timestravel, visitors will get an option to choose from two virtual reality experiences: Chaos at Hogwarts and Wizards Take Flight. The adventures will be in the form of immersive experiences, transporting fans into the magical world of Hogwarts and its most famed settings from the Harry Potter books.

The Chaos at Hogwarts option will allow visitors to walk through the Hogwarts castle and its walls. The Wizards Take Flight experience will involve a flight on one’s own broomstick around the Hogwarts castle. To top it off, fans will also get a chance to combat the villains of the franchise who are called Death Eaters.

Tickets can be booked on the Harry Potter New York website. They are worth $34 each, inclusive of access to the store. There are some rules that have been listed: guests have to be at least 10 years of age or older, at least 48 inches in height, and anyone under 13 will have to be accompanied by an adult. The guests must arrive half an hour before the slot that they have booked and comfortable shoes are recommended.

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first published:July 17, 2021, 11:07 IST