The 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter may be over, but we still have some tidbits to share over the next few days! We’ve just posted a bunch of photos from the weekend over on our Facebook page, so head over and check them out!
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
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Google Daydream VR Experience – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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!
TVLine is reporting that Tom Felton has been cast as a series regular in CW’s The Flash. He will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI agent at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation. Season 3 of The Flash premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c on CW. A short description of the show, for the uninitiated is as follows:
At 11, Barry Allen’s life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother’s death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend. When his latest obsession — a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention — causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.
Tom Felton has given Entertainment Weekly a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. The park has it’s Grand Opening on April 7th with Felton, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis and James and Oliver Phelps set to attend.
Pottermore has revealed some of the cast and crew from the Potter films that will be attending a Red Carpet Gala opening for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 5th. Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps along with composer John Williams will attend the Grand Opening event.
The attraction has been five years in the making, and features a stunning recreation of Hogwarts castle as well as Hogsmeade village.
Following in the footsteps of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan, the Hollywood attraction will bring back some of the fans’ favourite rides, as well as a few new surprises.
The park officially opens on April 7th but is currently doing “soft openings” where fans can visit the park with limited rides and stores open. Here’s a quick definition of a soft opening for those of you unfamiliar:
A soft opening is usually a less strenuous opening for the ride or attraction. It might not open at park open or might close before park close. It may open and close periodically throughout the day for minor adjustments or to run routine safety checks, although usually these closures are “soft” closures – they don’t clear the queue, they just cycle and empty cycle or stop the ride after everyone’s off for a moment or two. There may be private events, training or staffing requirements, repairs, media, or inspections that require the attraction be closed an entire day or more during this time. Certain effects or features might not be working yet.