Harry Potter fans have descended on Universal Orlando this weekend not just to visit the ever-popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter and spy on the ongoing Diagon Alley progress, but to see celebrities and interact with all things magical.
“Harry Potter” film stars James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) are in town for the entire weekend, appearing in presentations and telling amusing stories from making the iconic movies.
During a kick-off event Friday night at Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios Florida, the cast watched clips and answered questions in front of a crowd of hundreds of fans. Watch the entire introduction and hilarious moments from the special event in the video below.
Video: Harry Potter stars Q&A kickoff at Universal Orlando for Celebration Weekend 2014
At the end of the Q&A session, Universal moved the topic to the Diagon Alley expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, repeating details just announced this week as well as announcing a few products that will be sold in Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
Video: Diagon Alley talk with Harry Potter stars + Weasley’s merchandise revealed at Universal Orlando
In addition, a press conference was held featuring most of the “Harry Potter” cast appearing this weekend answering even more questions in an intimate setting in the park.
Video: Harry Potter stars interviewed at Universal Orlando
The Celebration of Harry Potter continues throughout the weekend at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure with presentations open to all guests of the park at no extra cost. Other exciting panels include wand dueling demonstrations and a look at the creation of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (more on those soon). In addition, a Harry Potter Expo with special booths and entertainment is located in Soundstage 33 at Universal Studios Florida (more on that soon too).
More photos from the Celebration of Harry Potter 2014:
(Photos and video by Ricky Brigante and Karin Yarnell)