In August, Magical DIStracations shared the news that vacation packages would be available for booking during the “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event being held at Universal Studios Orlando January 29-31, 2016! Now, we have even more excitement to share with you! The official blog of Universal Resort Orlando just announced the film talent line-up and Harry Potter Expo details.
The star studded line-up will include:
- Rupert Grint (portrayed Ron Weasley)
- Matthew Lewis (portrayed Neville Longbottom)
- Katie Leung (portrayed Cho Chang)
- Bonnie Wright (portrayed Ginny Weasley)
- Evanna Lynch (portrayed Luna Lovegood)
All of the film stars will be part of the third annual A Celebration of Harry Potter and will be participating in various parts of the event, including a Q&A for the fans. Guests will also be intrigued by the panels and demonstrations that will be held by Pierre Brohanna, Head Prop Maker, Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the films, Paul Harris, wand combat choreographer, and the creators and talent that have made Harry Potter: The Exhibition a global touring phenomenon.
Guests will also have access to the Harry Potter Expo, where they will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in an interactive mini-tour experience from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
- Try on the Sorting Hat and find out which house they belong in
- Interact with Pottermore, J.K Rowling’s digital behind-the-scenes masterpiece
- Share what Harry Potter means to them, color in a page from the brand-new Harry Potter coloring book, enter daily raffles and more at the Scholastic booth
Access to A Celebration of Harry Potter is included with regular theme park admission or with a Universal Orlando Annual Pass. Admission to certain activities are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will take place at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.
While most of the activities for A Celebration of Harry Potter will be open to all Universal Orlando park guests, Guests who purchase the exclusive event vacation packages will enjoy certain special benefits and reserved sections for the panels and demonstrations. To learn more about this annual celebration, you can find it here or on the Universal Orlando website.
DIStracted Tip: As The official blog of Universal Resort Orlando says, feel free to wear your favorite Harry Potter robe to become totally immersed in the celebration!