UPDATED: “Harry Potter” cast members to appear at A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort!
Back in August, we reported on the announcement of Universal Orlando Resort’s second annual A Celebration of Harry Potter expo in collaboration with Warner Bros., which will be held at the theme park from January 30 through February 1. From the official press release, we now have more details on the event, including news on the members of the Harry Potter cast and crew who are set to appear!
From the Harry Potter cast, actors Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Michael Gambon (Prof. Dumbledore), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) will be in attendance. Also in attendance will be Paul Harris, who choreographed the wand combat for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, whose work can be seen on the re-imagined covers of the Scholastic-published Harry Potter books; and graphic designers Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina – also known as MinaLima – whose work can be seen in many of the props of the Harry Potter films.
Additionally, information has been released on some of the activities planned for the celebration, which will include a Sorting ceremony, photo opportunities in a re-creation of the Great Hall, a masterclass on wand combat, a Q&A session with members of the Harry Potter cast, and much more!
Be sure to check out the full press release below for more details on the event.
It has been revealed that for the first time the event will include autograph sessions! The autograph sessions will take place with some of the film talent who are attending the event. Although not much information on this has been released, the Universal Orlando blog states that:
On Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, a limited number of park guests will have the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from Harry Potter film talent. Details to come on how you can experience this.
Look out for more details soon.
Will you be attending A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2015? Did you attend it last year? What are you most excited to do? Be sure to tell us in the comments below!