The best thing to come out of this announcement however, isn't the opening of yet another theme park area in California. While the arrival of the Forbidden Journey is a huge bonus, the real importance of the Wizarding World announcement is that soon (well, 4 years from now) we'll be able to have Butterbeer on the West Coast. If you've never had one, I
So a four year wait begins today. Universal Hollywood can really use this addition, as outside of the tram ride, pretty much everything in the park today pales in comparison to it's Orlando companion. Of course, in four years it's very possible that Harry Potter will be dated technology, and the West Coast will be playing catch up again. I'm not sure what the shelf life is on theme park attractions, but I can't imagine that you get to be top dog for very long unless you've got a steady stream of new attractions. Perhaps while they're waiting for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to be built, Universal Hollywood could build a temporary attraction to maintain interest. I'm thinking something like "Butterbeer: 3D". That would be enough to make me buy a seasons pass on it's own.