If you needed another excuse to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL, then we're at your service. The fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter is upon us again, and the three-day event looks more amazing than ever before. Potterheads can participate in festivities all weekend long at their second home — aka the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando.
What is A Celebration of Harry Potter?
According to Universal, the event gives 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."
When is the event?
The celebration runs from Jan. 27-29, 2017.
What are some of the special activities throughout the weekend?
Guests can attend panels with Harry Potter actors like Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook), and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), along with other creative minds behind the series. Attendees can join award-winning makeup effects artist Nick Dudman in learning how creatures were brought to life in the Harry Potter films, get glimpses into the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's West End London production, and so much more!
What are some activities fans can participate in?
Fans can learn wand combat skills with the world's only wand combat choreographer, Paul Harris, and can test their Harry Potter knowledge with a Scholastic Trivia Challenge (you'll have a chance to win a Harry Potter prize pack!). Guests can also get sorted by the Sorting Hat, join friends for Quidditch-inspired photo opportunities, and experience the magic of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a Google virtual reality experience. There will also be, for the first time, a Fan Art Walk through part of the park.
Well, we know what we're asking for this Christmas! You can find out more information about the event on Universal's A Celebration of Harry Potter page.
Check out the video from last year's event, and get excited for the upcoming festivities!