‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ returns to Universal Orlando with film stars

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Universal Orlando announced the return of the annual Potter fan event with members of the cast set to attend.

On Oct. 9, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced the return of “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” which will take place on Jan. 26-28, 2018.

This fan event is only available to experience at Universal Orlando, and will feature many experiences that will give guests the chance to celebrate their love for the Wizarding World.

For the first time in the event’s history, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) will be in attendance to the event, along with returners James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.

During the celebration, guests will be able to:

  • Experience and participate in the activities and displays at the Harry Potter Expo. Participants will include:
    • Pottermore
    • MinaLima
    • Harry Potter: The Exhibition
    • Scholastic
    • “Harry Potter & the Cursed Child”
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Attend Q&A session with select film talent
  • Enjoy panels and demonstrations that give fans a close look behind-the-scenes of the “Potter” films, including:
    • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – Discover behind-the-scenes secrets with award-winning Special Effects Supervisor, John Richardson
    • The Magic of Costumes in Harry Potter
    • Graphic Design for the Film: Creating Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
  • See the return of fan-favorite MinaLima, who provided graphic design of the “Harry Potter” films and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • Immerse themselves by visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and Dragon Alley, as well as ride the Hogwarts Express between the two lands

Vacation packages for the event are on sale now. On-site hotel packages start at $285 per adult per night, and include benefits like special access to the Harry Potter Expo, admission to a private reception in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, special access to demonstrations, panels and workshops.

Packages will also include a three-night hotel stay at an on-site hotel, and three-day, two-park, park-to-park tickets to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. There are also packages with special rates and benefits for Annual Passholders and Florida Residents. Packages are available for the Celebration on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit the Celebration of Harry Potter website.


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