To all ‘Harry Potter’ fans out there, few places are more magical than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. The mind-blowing attention to detail at Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley attractions, which were designed with the assistance of ‘Harry Potter’ franchise production designer Stuart Craig, is out of this world. So it makes perfect sense that Universal Orlando would capitalize on the beautiful parks and massive fandom by adding new events. The parks have just announced details for ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ which will return from January 26-28, 2018.
The event is a convention just for Potterheads (and those who love them), where they can participate in festivities, Q&A’s, and more. Universal Orlando announced today that Stanislav Yanevski who portrays Viktor Krum in the films will be attending the event for the first time, alongside James and Oliver Phelps who played the Fred and George Weasley. More talent will be announced at a later date.
The 3-day celebration includes Q&A sessions with select film talent, unique and interactive displays from the Wizarding World at the Harry Potter Expo, special panels that offer a behind-the-scenes look, and of course all the rides you can ride and butterbeer you can drink – but try not to yak if you have too much!
The ‘Celebration of Harry Potter’ event sounds like a pretty immersive and fun fan experience, and of course Universal Orlando is also unveiling ‘Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ November 18 through January 6, during which all of the attractions will be transformed to celebrate the holidays and special events will take place. Can you imagine anything better than Christmas at Hogwarts, because I absolutely cannot! Happy Christmas to us all!
Special event packages for “A Celebration of Harry Potter” are on sale now!