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Harry Potter stars to appear in Universal Orlando ‘Celebration’ event following Wizarding World expansion announcements

in Entertainment, Events, Islands of Adventure, Movies, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando

From January 24 – 26, 2014, Universal Orlando and Warner Bros will host “A Celebration of Harry Potter” – a special event that will celebrate all of Harry’s adventures, from the beloved books to the feature films. Just announced to appear at the event will be “Harry Potter” film stars James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).

Update: Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) & Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) will also be at the event.

The celebration takes place just one day after the recently-announced webcast that will reveal new details about the Diagon Alley expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While in town, the Phelps twins and Lynch are likely to be involved in that big reveal.

Lynch was just at Universal Orlando a few weeks ago for the unveiling of the latest “Harry Potter” stamps from the United States Postal Service. A big Potter fan herself, she’s always eager to take part in special events and meet with fans.

Included in the special 3-day event will be a variety of experiences, such as a Harry Potter Tribute on Friday night, a Harry Potter Expo, panel discussions with film talent and crew, and more.

Creative talent set to appear includes Kazu Kibuishi, the award-winning artist who recently re-imagined the Harry Potter book covers, and Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films.

Access to “A Celebration of Harry Potter” is included with regular theme park admission or with an annual pass. Those without an annual pass can experience the full offering with a 3-day park-to-park ticket. Admission into panel events will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Update: The schedule of events has been revealed for the Celebration of Harry Potter event:

Harry Potter™ Tribute
Friday, January 24 at 7:30pm
Universal Studios® – Music Plaza Stage

My Life on the Harry Potter™ Film Set: Talent Q&A’s
Saturday, January 25 at 10:00am & 2:00pm
Sunday, January 26 at 3:30pm
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater

Duelling Demonstrations & Wand Combat Masterclass with Paul Harris
Saturday, January 25 at 3:30pm
Sunday, January 26 at 11:30am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater

Graphic Design for the Harry Potter™ Films with MinaLima
Sunday, January 26 at 11:30am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater

Bringing the Harry Potter™ Films to the Theme Park – Set and Prop Design
Sunday, January 26 at 10:00am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater

3 Comments

  1. Jeff Lynch

    I never knew they were really twins. I thought that it was one actor who played both roles, George and Fred.

  2. Sam

    Why don’t we have official Harry Potter events like this in the UK

  3. Susan Shinkai

    There is also an “exclusive” event on Saturday Night open only to those who purchased the package. I’m going but I don’t really know what will happen. If it’s anything like the last event, they’ll have a red carpet for the guests so we can get photo and autographs. We also had a performance by the Hogwarts choir and fireworks. Looking forward to it whatever it turns out to be. I certain butterbeer will be involved.

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