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'Harry Potter' theme park set to open in Tokyo in 2023

Seibu Holdings and Warner Bros. to build on site of Toshimaen amusement facility

The Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo first opened in 1926. Warner Bros. will turn part of the site into a Harry Potter theme park, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to make the remainder into a large park. (Photo by Arisa Moriyama)

TOKYO -- Seibu Holdings plans to open a theme park featuring the popular movie franchise Harry Potter as early as spring 2023, Nikkei learned Monday.

The Japanese company is in talks with U.S. movie studio Warner Bros. and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to finalize the plan. The company will close its Toshimaen amusement park in stages after 2020 and build the Harry Potter park on the site.

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