Last night, James and Oliver Phelps – who portrayed Fred and George Weasley – opened the 11th stop of Harry Potter: The Exhibition on its worldwide tour. MuggleNet was there – and we will be providing a special report soon – but the Phelps Twins also shared their thoughts during a media round table discussion.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition started showcasing props, sets, and other amazing items from the Harry Potter film franchise when it made its premiere in Chicago. Since then it has been on an international tour with multiple stops in the United States and Canada, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been experienced by nearly 3 million fans since April 2009, and it now opens its doors at Nya Parken in Norrköping, Sweden, as of Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. and will remain open until Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Stefan Papangelis, the CEO of Experience Norrköping, stated,
We are honored 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 Norrköping this summer.
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Official Press Release
Official Press Release
Harry Potter film actors James Phelps and Oliver Phelps welcomed the first guests to the exhibition during last night’s premiere.
Tickets on sale at www.harrypotterexhibition.se
Harry Potter fans in Sweden and throughout Europe can rejoice, as they now have the chance to experience Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which makes its European debut today at Nya Parken in Norrköping, Sweden. During last night’s premiere events, actors James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, were on hand to welcome the first guests as they celebrated the opening of the tour’s first stop in Europe. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.harrypotterexhibiton.se, at the Tourist Office, Källvindsgatan 1, Norrköping or by calling +46 (11) 15 50 00.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 1,400‐square‐meter experiential exhibition, where visitors can immerse themselves in dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Original artifacts, props and costumes from all eightHarry Potter films will be on display.
“Harry Potter: The Exhibition continues to be an enduring success and Warner Bros. Consumer Products is thrilled to bring this experience to Europe for the first time,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Immersed in the fantastic world at every turn, visitors to the exhibition will be amazed by the artistry and craftsmanship that brought the films to life from the moment they step inside.”
“The response to the exhibition during last night’s events was fantastic,” agreed James and Oliver Phelps. “We hope the rest of the fans in Sweden will have the chance to see this brilliant exhibition and experience this beautiful city.”
“This tour has been a labor of love for us at GES,” said Robin Stapley, vice president of creative for GES. “We are thrilled that we had the opportunity to extend the tour and give the Harry Potter fans in Europe a truly authentic and magical experience.”
Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been experienced by nearly 3 million fans since it made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009, followed by nine stops in North America, Asia and Australia. The exhibition opens today, Thursday May 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday, September 7, 2014.
“We are honored to be the first city in Europe to host this stunning exhibition,” said Stefan Papangelis, CEO, Experience Norrköping. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome all Harry Potter fans to Norrköping this summer.”
The exhibition requires a time‐entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure their preferred date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at Nya Parken box office, through the website www.harrypotterexhibition.se or by phone at +46 (11) 15 50 00. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is SEK 195 for adults, SEK 180 for students and youth (14-17 years) and SEK 160 for children (7‐13); children under 7 years of age are free of charge.