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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Christmas Party Celebrates Launch of Wizarding World Gold
Posted by Megs

On Tuesday, December 3rd, a special Christmas party was held at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to celebrate the launch of Wizarding World Gold.

Fans enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience with dinner in the authentic Great Hall set and Wizarding games on Platform 9 ¾ with surprise guest host, Warwick Davis. The Wizarding World Gold Christmas Party is the first in a series of exclusive events for Gold Subscribers, with more to be announced in 2020. 

Gold subscribers who snapped up the tickets earlier this month through the new Wizarding World app were welcomed with a drinks reception that took place next to an enchanting installation of the re-imagined Sorting hat which floated in front of them, in situ for one night only.

The atmosphere peaked when host for the evening, actor Warwick Davis, who portrayed Professor Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films, turned up to surprise the guests at the start of the evening, leading fans through to the truly magical Great Hall set, decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Guests enjoyed a two-course Christmas feast – which at one point was interrupted by Death Eaters who skulked through the room.

Guests also watched as an artist brought their visions of ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World’ to life on a mural next to the original Hogwarts Express locomotive and played games such as ‘Wizarding Mr & Mrs’ hosted by Warwick Davis himself. 

Fans went on to explore the Studio Tour after hours, discovering the filmmaking secrets behind Christmas in the Wizarding World with a tankard of Butterbeer, before dancing the night away on a starlit dancefloor under the gaze of a giant model of a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon suspended above.

Wizarding World Gold is the spellbinding annual subscription that offers fans the opportunity to enhance their free Official Harry Potter Fan Club experience, offering a host of exciting benefits such as: personalized welcome gifts, exclusive content, access to all 7 Harry Potter eBooks, collectible pin badges, exclusive discounts, early access, priority booking and the chance to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the Wizarding World Gold Christmas party.

Filed Under: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Warwick Davis, Wizarding World Gold
Photos: 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter
Posted by Megs

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!

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Universal Orlando Resort, Warwick Davis
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 Orlando Resort, Warwick Davis
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
Warwick Davis’ Wizarding World Documentary To Air This Weekend
Posted by Megs

A new documentary by Harry Potter actor Warwick Davis will be premiering on ITV. Fantastic Beasts and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World will air from 4.30pm – 5.30pm this Saturday, November 26th. Warwick interviews cast, crew, J.K. Rowling, and fans. Be on the lookout for our founder Megan who may be shown at the Fantastic Beasts New York premiere.

Warwick Davis explores the phenomenal popularity of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, with exclusive access to the cast and creators of her new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He meets star Eddie Redmayne on the set of the new movie, and catches up with J.K. Rowling at the world premiere in New York.

A clip of Warwick interviewing fans at the Fantastic Beasts premiere may be seen below or on our brand new Facebook. Go like it!

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Harry Potter Films, Warwick Davis
Cast Attending Wizarding World Hollywood Grand Opening Revealed
Posted by Megs

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.

Filed Under: Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, John Williams, Tom Felton, Universal Studios Hollywood, Warwick Davis, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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