Vice President and General Manager of Warner Bros. Retail Destination Karl Durrant told EW:
"It's been a really tough period in people's lives and by opening the Harry Potter store in the heart of New York City,
we're looking forward to bringing some magic back into people's lives."
The store has three floors and is 21,000 square feet. It will house the largest collection of both exclusive Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products, spread across the 15 different themed areas.
EVP of Warner Bros. Worldwide Tours and Retails Sarah Roots said:
"The level of artistic detail and quality of the design inspired by the movies means Harry Potter New York will bring a completely new shopping experience to the city. With over 1,000 Wizarding World props on display (including some authentic items which featured in the movies), the incredible theming, along with experiences such as photo opportunities and the fantastic range of products, there will be something special for every fan."
Fans will be able to truly immerse themselves in the wizarding world with real experiences like stepping into Hagrid's boots, posing inside a London phone box, and even taking a trip to the Wand Shop itself. The store will be staked with unique items that will not be able to be purchased elsewhere.
Durrant also revealed:
"We have two virtual reality experiences will be able to reveal more about soon. One will take you on a journey around Hogwarts called 'Chaos at Hogwarts' and another that will put you on a broomstick where you can fly over the River Thames in London called 'Wizards Take Flight.'"
The company also revealed six new first look photos at the store on Tuesday. The Harry Potter Store Twitter account was also in on the fun. You can view the new images here:
Harry Potter Store New York on Twitter
✨Harry Potter New York, the world's only Harry Potter flagship store is officially opening on June 3rd! ✨ … https://t.co/rctK7aiE2o— Harry Potter Store New York (@Harry Potter Store New York)1618927256.0
Do not miss this one of a kind Harry Potter experience and take a trip to the store opening June 3!