Interviews with the Harry Potter movie stars and Wizarding World designers

During the three-day opening ceremonies for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we had a chance to interview most of the film stars, Universal creative designers and directors from the films who helped create the new area in Islands of Adventure. Here’s a wrap-up of all our video interviews.

Some members of the press were able to sit down in the Three Broomsticks restaurant and interview Harry Potter film stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore).

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and other Harry Potter stars discuss Wizarding World, movies and more

Next up were actors Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick).

Warwick Davis, Bonnie Wright and other Harry Potter stars discuss Wizarding World, films and more

We also sat down with some of the designers of the Wizarding World and the Harry Potter film series.

Q&A with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter designers and Harry Potter film makers

On opening day we were able to get a couple of exclusive interviews just as the first guests were entering Hogsmeade. Here’s Art Director Alan Gilmore who not only worked on the Wizarding World, but also two of the films.

Opening day interview with Harry Potter Art Director Alan Gilmore in the Wizarding World

We then got reactions from Universal writer and show director Michael Aiello.

Opening day interview with Wizarding World of Harry Potter Show Director Mike Aiello

Finally, here’s a wrap-up video of all the major activities provided by Universal. Included is a short clip of J.K. Rowling giving her thoughts.

Opening overview of Wizarding World of Harry Potter with J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe & more

• For more on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, get a copy of the Summer 2010 Orlando Attractions Magazine.

• Special thanks to Jimmy Strater for shooting and editing our Wizarding World grand opening videos.

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