Muggles, get ready to travel to New York City this summer! Warner Bros. will open the world’s first-ever Harry Potter flagship store in New York City in Summer 2020. Accio, wallet!
The store will be home to “the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world,” according to the statement. Fans can also purchase personalized robes and a wand from a brand-new range of designs that will be specific to the New York store. In addition, the store will be selling some popular products from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks aka Universal Studios, including Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and other wizard gifts. With three more Fantastic Beasts films still to be released, we’d also expect the store to become the center for all new merchandise for the movies.
“This will be the largest dedicated Harry Potter store in the world and will become a must-visit fan destination where Harry Potter enthusiasts can engage with interactive experiences and numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic,” said Sarah Roots, SVP Worldwide Tours and Retail, Warner Bros., in the press release.
While this flagship store will also offer interactive experience and have a chance of numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic. While it’s not announced yet and no rendering of the interior of the store. There are a few possibilities like a virtual reality dueling experience, life-sized statue of Hagrid to pose with, a wand duel with another wizards, and the list of possibilities is endless.
Roots added that the company chose New York City because its “a cutting-edge retail environment and a community that embraces innovative experiences.” It would make sense to have such a grand store open in London, but until that happens, it might be good to plan a summer trip to NYC. Let’s hope there will be more magical stores in other cities in the future.
This will be the first and the largest flagship store right in Flatiron district in Manhattan. More information and details will be posted soon as they come. Meanwhile, you can still visit Hogwarts at Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal Studio Hollywood, and at Universal Studio Japan. And of course you can visit the only one Diagon Alley right at Universal Studio Florida.
Source: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London