Dec 08, 2016 10:32 AM EST

Experience Behind the Scenes Magic at Universal Orlando's 'A Celebration of Harry Potter' 2017

Experience Behind the Scenes Magic at Universal Orlando's 'A Celebration of Harry Potter' 2017
Universal Studios and Warner Bros. announced today it would once again host A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida from January 27 to 29, 2017.  The fourth annual event will   allow guests the opportunity to celebrate J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with a variety of exclusive experiences and attend the largest Harry Potter Expo in event history, featuring more partners and immersive exhibits than ever before.

While more talent will be announced at a later date, Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) is once again set to attend along with first time attendee Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook).  Both actors will join in the festivities though out the weekend.

Guest can also expect panel discussions and demonstrations including: 
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Harry Potter Film Talent Discussion
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Creating Creatures for the Harry Potter Filmswith Nick Dudman and Warwick Davis
  • Learn Wand Combat Skills with Paul Harris
  • Stories from Harry Potter: The Exhibition
  • MinaLima

Also included in the weekend is the Harry Potter Expo with events such as:
  • Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Sorting Hat Experience
  • Pottermore and Audible
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Scholastic
  • Google Daydream VR Experience - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Creative talent also set to appear at the event includes Nick Dudman, make-up and creature effects designer for the Harry Potter films; Pierre Bohanna, head prop-maker on all of the Harry Potter films; Paul Harris, the world's only Wand Combat choreographer; Mary GrandPre, famed illustrator for the Harry Potter books; and designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina of MinaLima, who established the visual graphic style of the Harry Potter films and of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Access to the Fourth Annual Celebration of Harry Potter is included with regular theme park admission/ annual/ seasonal pass but some activities and panels are on a first come, first-served basis. Exclusive event vacation packages are also available for purchase and include special benefits and reserved sections for the panels and demonstrations.

To join the conversation, use #HPCelebration. For more information about the event, tickets and available exclusive event vacation packages,  https://www.universalorlando.com/Home.aspx.
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