Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Global Experience Specialists (GES) are thrilled to announce the extension of the global tour of Harry Potter: The Exhibition with the first European stop in Norrkoping, Sweden, at Nya Parken. This marks the first of multiple new stops for the globally touring exhibition.
Experienced by more than 2.5 million fans, Harry Potter: The Exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009, followed by stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo. The tour was previously scheduled to conclude in Edmonton, Alberta, where the exhibition will be on display from November 23, 2013, through March 9, 2014.
Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products stated,
In its 5-year run, Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been experienced by millions around the world, and we are thrilled to extend the tour to Sweden, offering fans in Europe the opportunity to experience all of the incredible elements of Harry Potter’s world.
Robin Stapley, VP design and creative, GES added,
We are delighted to extend the exhibition’s tour and bring it to Sweden. Harry Potter: The Exhibition has excited millions of fans around the globe, and we couldn’t be happier to offer fans in Europe the unique opportunity to experience this truly magical exhibition.
Stefan Papangelis, CEO, Experience Norrkoping stated,
We are honoured to be the first city in Europe to host this stunning exhibition. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome all Harry Potter fans to Norrkoping next summer.
GES is partnering with Experience Norrkoping to bring this exhibition to Harry Potter fans in Sweden. In collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES created the 15,000-square-foot (1,400 square meters) experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props, and creatures from the films.
The exhibition opens at Nya Parken in Norrköping in May 2014 and will remain on display through September 2014. Early reservation tickets will be available beginning November 11, 2013, online at www.harrypotterexhibition.se.
MuggleNet will be at the next opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We will be spending some time with the Phelps twins, who will open the event November 21st. We will have a full report later this month.
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