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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Set to Enchant Melbourne This Autumn

Excitement brews in the hearts of Wizarding World enthusiasts as the highly acclaimed Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience launches south of Melbourne in Mount Martha this autumn after its resounding success in the US and the UK.

This magical extravaganza, making its Australian debut, will commence its spellbinding journey on Saturday, April 6. Nestled within the captivating woods of The Briars Community Forest, Mount Martha, on the Mornington Peninsula, this immersive light trail promises an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages. Tickets for this whimsical adventure are now available.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic Forbidden Forest and featuring mystical creatures from the Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™ series, the enchanting lights will weave through the landscape, transforming it into a realm of wonder. Visitors will encounter beloved creatures such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifflers, reliving cherished moments from the Forbidden Forest and honing their spell-casting skills.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is designed for the whole family, offering a magical escapade into the Wizarding World. Upon completing the trail, guests will discover a themed village where they can indulge in delectable treats and beverages while perusing merchandise from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, ensuring an enchanting evening for all attendees.

The outdoor spectacle is the brainchild of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, in collaboration with Fever, and acclaimed theatrical designers Thinkwell and Unify. Its arrival marks the latest infusion of magic from the beloved franchise into Australian soil, following the enchanting run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Princess Theatre and national retail initiatives like the Magical Builders collectables at Coles.

“From the moment Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his adventures left a unique mark on popular culture,” says a representative from Wizarding World. “Over 20 years later, the Wizarding World is established one of the world’s best-loved franchises and boasts a passionate community of fans of all ages.”

The Wizarding World continues to evolve, offering a vast interconnected universe comprising eight blockbuster Harry Potter films, three epic Fantastic Beasts films, and the multi-award-winning stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Additionally, fans can explore state-of-the-art games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, and spectacular location-based experiences.

The Wizarding World portfolio includes iconic retail destinations such as the Platform 9 3⁄4 shops and Harry Potter New York, alongside immersive behind-the-scenes tours at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo. With a new Max Original TV series based on the Harry Potter books on the horizon, the Wizarding World continues to enchant audiences worldwide, welcoming everyone to explore and discover the magic for themselves.

Tickets for Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience are priced at $96 for adults and $79 for children (3-12), offering an opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the magic. For further details, visit hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/melbourne.

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