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).
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).
We also sat down with some of the designers of the Wizarding World and the Harry Potter film series.
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.
We then got reactions from Universal writer and show director Michael 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.
• 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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