07 Dec '11, 12am

Pictures: Universal Studios to build Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park

Pictures: Universal Studios to build Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park

Actors James (left) and Oliver Phelps pose with fans following an announcement of the new 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' attraction to be built at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles Dec 6, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LOS ANGELES (AP) - Universal Studios will spend several hundred million dollars to build a Harry Potter attraction inside its existing Hollywood theme park in hopes of mimicking the success of a similar park in Orlando, Florida. Executives announced the project on Tuesday with much fanfare, spraying confetti and hoisting mugs of the wizardly brew butterbeer. The attraction, based on the Warner Bros movies about the boy wizard in J.K. Rowling's novels, will create more than 1,000 jobs at Universal and even more indirectly from an expected boost in tourism, officials said. At the same time, Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter will get an expansi...

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