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Even More Magic Coming to A Celebration of Harry Potter

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    For the past few months, we’ve been revealing all of the panels, demonstrations and magical experiences you’ll be able to enjoy at A Celebration of Harry Potter. Today, we’re rounding out the event with the final details. It just keeps getting better and better!

    This unforgettable weekend kicks off on Friday, Jan. 26 with an enchanting performance featuring highlights from The Harry Potter Film Concert Series performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra during the Opening Event.

    Don’t worry … if you can’t attend this highlight performance, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities throughout the weekend to enjoy music from your favorite films! The new “Sound & Image: The Magic Behind the Music” panel includes a presentation by the talented people behind The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, who will discuss the films’ iconic scores.

    And of course, if you’re like me, your robe is ironed and ready for a stroll through the Harry Potter Expo, where guests will enjoy interactive displays, props, costumes and more.


    Here are the final additions to this year’s Harry Potter Expo lineup:

    • An all-new virtual reality experience featuring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Step into Newt Scamander’s case to explore the spectacular world of the film in a breathtaking cinematic virtual reality experience – including face-to-face meetings with six beasts!
    • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a mobile game launching under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games. Experience the magic of Hogwarts castle with a life-sized gallery wall, giveaways and hands-on gameplay. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to hear from developers of the game during a special panel presentation later in the weekend.

    Click here to learn about all of the experiences in the Harry Potter Expo.

    Rounding out the final activities you’ll be able to experience at A Celebration of Harry Potter are:

    • A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018 Scavenger Hunt – Throughout the weekend, guests will be tasked with searching for the answers to a series of clues hidden in both magical and Muggle locations throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. A fun experience for all Harry Potter fans, families and kids alike!
    • Hogwarts Houses Rally and Costume Showcase – This is your chance to shine onstage and showcase your house colors, passion and creativity in a competition for the best themed attire. Each contestant who is selected can be individual or group costume and will be judged on the quality and craftsmanship of their costume. Come dressed to impress in your wizarding world best! Click here for more details and guidelines on the Costume Showcase.


    Click here for the full list of panels and demonstrations at this year’s event.

    And don’t forget, we’ll be launching The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle show at Universal Orlando Resort during the weekend. Click here to learn more about this new projection mapping experience.


    If you find yourself not able to join us for A Celebration of Harry Potter this year, make sure to tune in to our live streams on the Universal Orlando Resort Facebook page and @UniversalORL Twitter.

    Take a screenshot to keep this live stream schedule handy:

    Universal Orlando’s Live Stream Schedule

    *Schedule subject to change

    Friday, January 26

    • 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM: A Celebration of Harry Potter Opening Event
    • 9 PM – The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle Project Experience

    Saturday, January 27

    • 10 AM – 10:30 AM – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: Special Effects Secrets with John Richardson (Panel)
    • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Graphic Design for the Harry Potter FIlm with MinaLima (Panel)
    • 2 PM – 2:30 PM – Learn Wand Combat Skills with Choreographer Paul Harris
    • 4 PM – 4:45 PM – Q&A Panel with the Harry Potter Film Stars
    • 5:30 PM – 6 PM – Hogwarts House Rally: Costume Showcase
    • 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM – A Celebration of Harry Potter Evening Tribute

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    • 10 AM – 10:30 AM – Dance Like a Beauxbaton and Battle Like a Durmstrang
    • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM –Harry Potter The Exhibition: Magic of Costumes
    • 2:30 PM – 3 PM – CineConcerts – Sound & Image: The magic behind the music, and the journey to construct a complete score live to picture (Panel)
    • 4:30 PM – 5 PM – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment: Explore Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Panel)
    • 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Q&A Panel with the Harry Potter Film Stars


    The best part about these activities and events is that they’re just a snapshot of all the excitement in store during this magical fan experience!

    Click here to learn more about A Celebration of Harry Potter and ticket options.

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    Source: Universal Orlando Blog

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