[Press Release] Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. announces new business entity for the attraction and appoints Torben Jensen as General Manager
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. announces new business entity for the attraction and appoints Torben Jensen as General Manager
Sarah Roots, EVP Warner Bros. Worldwide Tours and Retail Destinations, said: “I am delighted to welcome Torben to Warner Bros. His wealth of experience will be invaluable to the development and launch of our world-class attraction opening in 2023. Building on the success of the London Studio Tour we are excited to bring something very special to Wizarding World fans here. ”
Torben Jensen commented: “I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity at Warner Bros. It is 20 years since the first film was released and Harry Potter continues to be one of the world’s most popular franchises. This attraction will give Japanese fans a new experience by taking them behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films and we look forward to welcoming local visitors as well as those from across the globe. ”
Masami Takahashi, President & Japan Representative of Warner Bros. Japan LLC., Commented:’Harry Potter is a very important film series for Warner Bros. Japan. I am thrilled to see the establishment of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo and cannot wait for its opening in Spring 2023. I trust that Torben will lead a very successful opening and the long-term business of the Studio Tour. Same as all fans around the world, I very much look forward to the opening in 2023.
Warner Bros. Studio Tours, operator of “The Making of Harry Potter” in London today announced the establishment of a new operating company for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter.
The newly formed business entity will own and manage the operation of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter, including the production and sale of retail goods, as well as the operation of restaurants. The facility covers an area of about 30,000 square meters, in the location of Toshimaen, Nerima-ku, and is scheduled to open in 2023.
The Studio Tour Tokyo will offer special features to enable visitors to deepen their understanding of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts worlds. Visitors will be able to explore the iconic movie sets that were actually designed and built by the creators of the Harry Potter series. Showcasing costumes and props, the indoor attraction will invite visitors to experience scenes from the films firsthand and discover how the world’s favorite book series was brought to life on screen. The attraction is surrounded by parkland which will be accessible to both visitors and residents.