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Tom Felton Also Added to Celebration of Harry Potter Lineup
Posted by Megs

Another cast member has been announced for the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter! Tom Felton will be attending for the first time this year.
He will join Jason Isaacs, Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis. The weekend includes:

  • Q&A sessions with an array of film talent, featuring A Celebration of Harry Potter newcomers Jason Isaacs and Warwick Davis along with returning talent Matthew Lewis.
  • A new Harry Potter trivia challenge and a Fan Art Walk where you can let your creativity flow onto a chalk art gallery.
  • An expanded Harry Potter Expo that has more than doubled in size, making room for more interactive displays and immersive exhibits created especially for this event. Expo participants will include:
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
    • Harry Potter: The Exhibition
    • Pottermore
    • Audible
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • Google Daydream VR Experience – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    • MinaLima
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Scholastic
  • New panels and demonstrations giving you an inside look at how the magic behind J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is brought to life. CLICK HERE for the full schedule of events.

Get your tickets now and join us at the fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort! If you can’t make it we’ll be reporting from the event all weekend!

 

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Tom Felton
Jason Isaacs Added to Cast Lineup for 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter
Posted by Megs

Universal has revealed the third and final Harry Potter cast member attending the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter. Jason Isaacs will be joining Matthew Lewis and Warwick Davis during various events throughout the weekend. The annual celebration features magical experiences for every Muggle, No-Maj, wizard and witch alike including:

  • Q&A sessions with an array of film talent, featuring A Celebration of Harry Potter newcomers Jason Isaacs and Warwick Davis along with returning talent Matthew Lewis.
  • A new Harry Potter trivia challenge and a Fan Art Walk where you can let your creativity flow onto a chalk art gallery.
  • An expanded Harry Potter Expo that has more than doubled in size, making room for more interactive displays and immersive exhibits created especially for this event. Expo participants will include:
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
    • Harry Potter: The Exhibition
    • Pottermore
    • Audible
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    • Google Daydream VR Experience – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    • MinaLima
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Scholastic
  • New panels and demonstrations giving you an inside look at how the magic behind J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is brought to life. CLICK HERE for the full schedule of events.

Get your tickets now and join us at the fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort! If you can’t make it we’ll be reporting from the event all weekend!

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Universal Studios Orlando, Warwick Davis
Celebration of Harry Potter Schedule Released
Posted by Megs

Celebration of Harry Potter
Universal Orlando Resort has released the schedule for the upcoming Celebration of Harry Potter. The 4th annual Celebration begins next Friday, January 27th and some packages are still available. Currently the only actors set to attend are Matthew Lewis and Warwick Davis. Alan Gilmore, MinaLima, Mary GrandPre, Nick Dudman and Paul Harris will also be in attendance to talk about their experiences with Potter.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

  • Harry Potter™ Expo – 9am – 5pm | Soundstage 33 and 21
  • Movie in the Park – 10am – 12:30pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Movie in the Park – 1:30pm – 4pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Opening Night Event – 7:15pm – 8:15pm | Music Plaza Stage

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

  • Harry Potter™ Expo – 9am – 3:30pm | Soundstage 33 and 21
  • Kids’ Dance Like a Beauxbatons, Battle Like a Durmstrang – 10am – 10:30am | Music Plaza Stage
  • WB Studio Tour London – Discover the secrets behind Creature Effects with Nick Dudman & Warwick Davis – 10am – 10:30am | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • Harry Potter™ Trivia – 11am -11:30am | Music Plaza Stage
  • Learn Wand Combat Skills with Paul Harris (Kids) – 11:30am – 12pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • MinaLima: Graphic Design for the Harry Potter™ Films with MinaLima – 11:30am – 12pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Harry Potter™ Trivia – 1:30pm – 2pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Learn Wand Combat Skills with Paul Harris (All Levels) – 2pm – 2:30pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Stories From The Exhibition: Taking the Audio-Tour Experience to the World – 3pm – 3:30pm | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • Harry Potter™ Film Talent Q&A – 4pm – 4:45pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • An Interview with Mary GrandPré – 4:15pm – 4:45pm | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • House Rally Meet-Up (Costume Contest) – 5:30pm – 6pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Evening Tribute – 6:45pm – 7:45pm | Music Plaza Stage

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017

  • Harry Potter™ Expo – 9am – 5pm | Soundstage 33 and 21
  • Kids’ Dance Like a Beauxbatons, Battle Like a Durmstrang – 10am – 10:30am | Music Plaza Stage
  • MinaLima: Graphic Design for the Harry Potter™ Films with MinaLima – 10am – 10:30am | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • Harry Potter™ Trivia – 11am -11:30am | Music Plaza Stage
  • Learn Wand Combat Skills with Paul Harris (Kids) – 11:30am – 12pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Learn Wand Combat Skills with Paul Harris (All Levels) – 2pm – 2:30pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • Stories From The Exhibition: Taking the Audio-Tour Experience to the World – 2:30pm – 3pm | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • Harry Potter™ Trivia – 3pm – 3:30pm | Music Plaza Stage
  • WB Studio Tour London – Discover the secrets behind Creature Effects with Nick Dudman & Warwick Davis – 4pm – 4:30pm | Toon Lagoon™ Amphitheater
  • Harry Potter™ Film Talent Q&A – 5:30pm – 6:15pm | Music Plaza Stage

HARRY POTTER EXPO:
Soundstage 21

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter™
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Pottermore

Soundstage 33

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter™
  • MinaLima
  • Stories from Harry Potter™: The Exhibition
  • Scholastic
  • Universal Parks and Resorts™
Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Harry Potter Theme Park, Universal Studios Orlando
Video: Warwick Davis’ Wizarding World Documentary
Posted by Megs

As we posted back in November, Warwick Davis made a documentary about the Wizarding World and Fantastic Beasts. The 51 minute documentary entitled Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is now available for viewing online.

Warwick Davis explores the massive popularity of JK Rowling’s wizarding world including a visit to Shapero Rare Books where he is surprised to learn how much a first edition Harry Potter is worth.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for finding the video.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Harry Potter Films, Warwick Davis
Alan Gilmore Gives Behind the Scenes Look at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood
Posted by Megs

In a new video posted by Pottermore, Harry Potter art director Alan Gilmore gives fans a behind the scenes look at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Filed Under: Harry Potter Theme Park, Universal Studios Hollywood
James & Oliver Phelps Attending Opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition – Netherlands
Posted by Megs

James and Oliver Phelps will be attending the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in the Netherlands on February 11th. They made the announcement over on Facebook (and their Instagram accounts) earlier today. Make sure to order your tickets to see the exhibition, at CineMec Utrecht, now at the Official website!

More information, translated from the website, may be read below:

Harry Potter ™ fans in Netherlands finally get the chance to step inside the famous wizard world of Harry Potter Harry Potter ™: The Exhibition! Since its world premiere in Chicago, the unique exhibition has more than 4 million visitors welcomed in, inter alia, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai and Brussels. And from February is Harry Potter: The Exhibition last seen in Netherlands: In addition CineMec in Utrecht Leidsche Rijn.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a 1400m2 experiential exhibition, where visitors as they come to be immersed in the world of Harry Potter.

Visitors walk through sensational sceneries realized based on the real Harry Potter film sets and witness the craftsmanship that lies behind the thousands of authentic props, costumes and magical creatures that were used in the iconic film series.

After an appropriate welcome some elect even placed in their proper department by Hogwarts sorting hat. Then the visitors start their journey along different favorite scenes from the Harry Potter movies. The exhibition includes scenes of the most popular locations from the movies, including the common room and dormitory of Gryffindor tower, classrooms such as Potions and Herbology and the Forbidden Forest.

Besides the beautiful scenery and displays there are also several interactive elements. In the Quidditch area visitors can toss a Quaffle.

In the classroom Herbology draw aspiring magicians their own Mandrake and can sit in Hagrid’s hut in his giant chair.

During this unique exhibition, you get closer to the special wizarding world than ever! Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a must see for young and old!

Filed Under: Harry Potter: The Exhibition, James and Oliver Phelps
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