“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” Adds Stops, Extends World Tour to 2020

If you’ve had a chance to visit Harry Potter: The Exhibition on one of its many stops, you know what an amazing experience it can be. For those who are unable to make the journey to the Studio Tour in London, the Exhibition is one of their only chances to see props and costumes from the Harry Potter films. Now, Warner Bros. and Global Experience Specialists (GES – the company that executes the tour) have announced that the Exhibition, which has seen stops in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and more, will extend its world tour until spring 2020!

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is currently on display in Shanghai, and it has been revealed today that several more stops will be added to the tour after its run in Shanghai ends. We do not yet know which new cities the Exhibition will be visiting, but with an additional four years of traveling time, many more fans are going to have the opportunity to experience this truly remarkable exhibit.

Robin Stapley, VP of GES Entertainment, has said of the extension,

We are thrilled to extend the exhibition’s tour with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Harry Potter: The Exhibition has excited fans for the past seven years, and we are so pleased to continue the magic.

Have you visited Harry Potter: The Exhibition? Which cities do you hope it visits on its extended tour?

Press Release

HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION EXTENDS GLOBAL TOUR

WITH ADDITIONAL STOPS

Exhibition will now run through spring 2020

January 21, 2016 – Glendale, CA—Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Global Experience Specialists (GES) today announced the second extension of the global tour of Harry Potter: The Exhibition, a 15,000 square-foot experiential exhibition featuring thousands of authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. Harry Potter: The Exhibition can currently be seen at Super Brand Mall in Shanghai, China and will be followed by additional tour stops in cities to be announced.

Experienced by more than 3.5 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, Tokyo, Edmonton, Sweden, Cologne and Paris.

“We are thrilled to extend the exhibition’s tour with Warner Bros. Consumer Products” said Robin Stapley, VP GES Entertainment. “Harry Potter: The Exhibition has excited fans for the past seven years and we are so pleased to continue the magic.”

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.

Experience the world of Harry Potter!

From the moment you enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition you are immediately immersed in the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory, classrooms, including Potions and Herbology, as well as the Forbidden Forest and more are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series.

In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, the exhibition features several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair.

The exhibition is currently on display in Shanghai, China. Tickets can be purchased at www.harrypotterexhibition.com.cn.
About Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, and L’Oreal, GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past seven years, and for the sixth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.