The magical world of Harry Potter is finally here, as New York City gets its own shop full of witchcraft. The three-story, 21,000-square-foot Harry Potter of New York opened its storefront last month and gave fans the chance to experience immersive virtual reality experiences.
It was created by WarnerMedia in a joint effort with Dreamscape Immersive, a leading virtual reality company, the interactive software company Wevr and the British studio Keylight, and today released “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”. It allows fans to explore the world of magicians in two distinctive stories that bring the popular franchise of books and movies to life in new and impressive ways.
Encourage fans to enter a world of magic and interact with popular creatures, characters and locations from the Harry Potter series.
You can learn how to cast spells, select your own avatar, spot hidden Easter eggs and more.
For those who want to try out the two virtual reality adventures, each offers wheelchair accessibility. There are also a number of interactive experiences, such as a wheelchair accessible London phone booth for taking pictures, themed mirrors for selfies, the opportunity to “step on” Hagrid’s skin, a rather large recreation of Nagini (who sometimes whistles at Parseltongue), also as a scavenger hunt throughout the warehouse that includes movie props.