Japan's Seibu Group is considering phasing out toshimada park, an amusement park in Tokyo's Maima district. The park is expected to be transformed into a disaster-resistant Harry Potter theme park.
Most of the land has been bought by the Tokyo Metropolitan government for the theme park, which has been in talks with Warner Brothers, a leading American film company, to build a "Harry Potter" theme park. A formal decision is expected this spring. The "Toshimada Park" opened in 1926 and became a famous amusement park in the capital of Tokyo, thanks to its numerous rides and swimming pools. The park is operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Seibu Railway Corporation.
The harry Potter theme park is scheduled to open in Tokyo in the spring of 2023, on the site of an urban park called Toshimaen, which will be closed in 2020.