Harry Potter theme park in Hollywood

Plans have been unveiled to open a Harry Potter based theme park in Hollywood, California.

'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' already exists in Orlando and now Warner Bros. and Universal have announced plans to take the same idea to the West coast of America.

It's also been announced that the current theme park in Florida is to be expanded.

Warner Bros CEO Barry Meyer said: "The announcement of our partnership with Universal to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Hollywood and expand what already exists in Orlando is probably the best holiday gift we could give to the legions of Harry Potter fans worldwide".

"Everyone involved with these projects is committed to continuing the enchantment of JK Rowling's masterful books as they were brought to life on screen in our eight films and dedicated to extending the magic of the experience for generations of fans to come."

Author JK Rowling is also rumored to be pushing for a similar theme park to be opened in the UK.