The Second Annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Begins This Week At Universal Orlando Resort

"A Celebration of Harry Potter" weekend  kicks off at Universal Orlando Resort

A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

The second annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” kicks off Friday at Universal Studios Florida.  The event was so incredibly popular during its debut last year that Universal is bringing it back, and it will be bigger and better than ever!

The event runs Friday through Sunday at the park and features many Harry Potter inspired events throughout the park, including:

·  Q&A sessions with film talent and other special guests, including Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

·  A special opening event on Friday evening starring the Harry Potter film talent, MinaLima, and award-winning artist Kazu Kibuishi and more.

·  A live duelling demonstration and wand combat masterclass hosted by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, featuring the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer, Paul Harris

·  A live demonstration with award-winning illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, who will be drawing some of the Harry Potter characters on stage in this interactive panel hosted by Scholastic.

·  A look behind the scenes of the graphic props of the Harry Potter films with graphic designers, MinaLima

·  “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Expo with unique and interactive exhibits from Warner Bros., Pottermore, Scholastic,  MinaLima, Harry Potter: The Exhibition and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, including the opportunity to try on the Sorting Hat

·  Special kids’ discussions and interactive experiences such as an exciting duellingdemonstration and wand combat masterclass with Paul Harris, an interactive ‘Dance Likea Beauxbatons and Battle Like a Durmstrang’ experience, as well as Harry Potter film trivia

And of course, guests with a 2-park ticket get to enjoy the incredible worlds of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade and step aboard for a ride aboard the Hogwarts Express!

To join the conversation, use #HPCelebration on Twitter. For more information about the event and tickets, visit



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