If you’re still pretty glum about the fact that you didn’t receive your Hogwarts acceptance letter in the post, you don’t need to worry. After all, there are so many ways to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – and they’re even available for Muggles. It seems as though the magic is spreading across the world faster than we can say “Wingardium Leviosa,” as a new Harry Potter attraction is making its way to Tokyo.
Harry Potter In Japan
While it’s no secret that J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter book series – and the subsequent movie series – is extremely popular across the globe, there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s one of the most popular franchises that Japan has ever seen. Because of this, it was a no-brainer when these business mega-minds came together to rework an old theme park in Tokyo. They knew exactly what to fill it with.
Adding To The Family
While there is already the Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka, this new Harry Potter attraction will be a little different. It will be built on top of the once-popular Toshimaen amusement park that’s been standing proud for over 100 years and will be called the Studio Tour Tokyo – Making of Harry Potter. This experience will give viewers more of an insight into the movies and how they were made.
A Similar Attraction
Any Potterhead who has been to London will know that the UK is home to a very similar attraction – and it’s done pretty well for itself over the years. This Studio Tour will take you behind-the-scenes of the movies, allow you to check out the film sets, embrace the costumes, and stare at sculptures of some of your favorite characters. The new attraction is set to open in 2023.
Well, we’re already adding this date to our diaries.
Sierra Redmond is a journalist and a travel blogger. Knowing this, it doesn’t sound strange that her family decided to trade holiday gifts for an adventure in Mexico. They have also decided on doing it again in the future.
The Family’s Travel & Other Passions
The Redmond family is an active-duty military family, currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada, although they have had the pleasure of living in other places. Sierra Redmond loves luxury traveling, but it’s the food that gets her going. Let’s admit it, food tourism is the best kind of travel experience one can get.
Release the Holiday Dinner Hosting Pressure
Everyone who’s hosted a holiday dinner party knows the pressure that comes along with plans and meal preparation. There’s always something that will break when the guests arrive, there will always be a missing ingredient for the perfect recipe. In the rare case that everything runs smoothly, the pressure is still there, and it’s never too late for things to go wrong.
Traveling May Be Cheaper Than Holiday Gifts
When you choose to travel for the holidays, you’re not just releasing the pressure related to hosting or even being a guest but can also save money if you do it right. Think of a cruise getaway or an all-inclusive vacation.
When the whole family agrees on spending their gift budget on a travel experience, you don’t have to worry about late gift deliveries, packing, if the recipients will actually like their gifts, and so on. The best thing? A short trip for the holidays may even be the better option for your budget. At least, this is the Redmonds’ experience.
Cultural Awareness Is the Best Gift
Adopting the travel practice at an early age allows kids to live a life rich in culture, which is the best gift a parent can think of. Also, holidays are meant for families to spend time together and not worry about dinner preparations.