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Recap of A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 at Universal Orlando

by Banks Lee

a celebration of harry potter universal orlando 2016

This past weekend, fans from around the world came together at Universal Orlando Resort for the third annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter.”

As part of the opening ceremonies, a special fireworks show was held behind Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit set to the iconic music of the film series.

Opening Night Fireworks for A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016

The cast of Harry Potter sat down and answered some fan questions at a Q&A panel.

Harry Potter Cast Q&A at A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 Universal Orlando

With the recent passing of Alan Rickman, who portrayed Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, the attending cast and fans paid tribute to the actor in many ways. Below you can hear the casts’ thoughts about Rickman and see a gathering of fans outside Diagon Alley honoring Rickman’s legacy. The gathering was put on by the Potter fan site, Mugglenet.

Potter cast remember Alan Rickman at A Celebration of Harry Potter
Alan Rickman Tribute at Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Official MuggleNet Gathering

Did you know that there are now six different types of Butterbeer offerings inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? While we were at the event, we sat down to taste test each one.

Taste Testing every kind of Butterbeer offering at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

“A Celebration of Harry Potter” is an annual event that is free with admission to Universal Orlando. Be sure to watch for our segment about the event on the Feb. 4, 2016 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show.

A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016 photo gallery.
Photos by Matt Roseboom, Jonathan Rodriguez/Sublime Image and Ashton Smith:

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