Tag Archives: Wizarding World

“SpeakBeasty” Episode 6: “There’s Something About Eddie”


Was Eddie Redmayne the right choice for Newt Scamander? Will there be more diversity in "Fantastic Beasts" films? What the heck is a Hoop Snake?! All this and more on Episode 6 of "SpeakBeasty"! Read More »

Seven Types of People You’ll Meet at A Celebration of Harry Potter

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A Celebration of Harry Potter is taking place at the Universal Orlando theme parks January 29-31. Crowds at events such as these always have a few stand-out individuals. Here is a list of the types of people you can expect to see if you're planning on going to the Wizarding World at the end of the month. Read More »

Happiness in the Darkest Times: On Terror and “Harry Potter”


It's been a terrible weekend, and no one has the answers. But among the pages of our favorite books are reminders of the kinds of people we want to become when the unthinkable happens. Read More »

Universal Studios Hollywood Reveals New “Harry Potter” Signature Art

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The West Coast is already getting hyped for the Wizarding World experience when Universal Studios Hollywood opens in spring 2016, and even though the opening is months away, near-completed construction on Hollywood's Hogwarts Castle means that promo materials are on their way! Universal has recently released the first signature art for Hollywood's Wizarding World, and though it's nothing we haven't seen before, it's still a thrill to see the words "Coming Spring 2016" at the bottom of the flyer. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Taylor – August 30, 2015


Meet Fan of the Week Taylor, a 22-year-old Ravenclaw from Georgia! Read all about her first adventure to Diagon Alley, find out which prop from the films she wishes she could have had, and apply to be next! Read More »

Fan of the Week: Ethan – August 23, 2015


Meet new Fan of the Week Ethan! He's a Gryffindor from New York with a great (and to many others, familiar) story of how he became a fan! Check out his profile and submit your own to be next! Read More »

“MuggleCast” Episode 278: “Hogwarts Goes Hollywood” now available!


Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Los Angeles park continues as our MuggleCast hosts eagerly await its completion. An offer is reportedly officially on the table for actor Eddie Redmayne to play Newt Scamander. As usual, there are plenty of J.K. Rowling tweets to sort through, and your hosts wax nostalgic for the first time in a special segment called "Magical Memories." All of that and more on this, episode 278 of MuggleCast. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Joining your world #MyMagicalWorld


Once we discover our magic and believe in our magic, it is time to find our magical world. For Harry, that world lay beyond a brick wall on a street called Diagon Alley. Read More »

If pictures could move


I’ve always thought the moving pictures of the wizarding world are one of the most interesting differences between Muggle and Wizard lives. When you think about it, we take pictures to capture a moment in time. Even our moving pictures taken on film or SD card have limitations. They are still a specific moment and the people within them can’t branch out of what has been recorded. Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: The Hulk and the Snorkack

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Want to see Matt Lewis get punched by the Hulk? Then check out this week's Twitter roundup! Also includes a sneak peek of Diagon Alley and Tom Felton working it in yet more Burberry. Read More »

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Universal has done it again! New additions to the Wizarding World include interactive wands. Read More »

Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort – Opening on June 30?


After much speculation over when the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando Resort is going to open, we have our first piece of hard evidence - or do we? Read More »

UPDATED: Group of students get preview of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan


Around 60 lucky elementary school students from Japan were invited to attend a preview of the new Wizarding World theme park set to open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on July 15. Read More »

New details and concept art emerge for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts’


New concept art, videos, and information are released regarding the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride as well as the Diagon Alley grand opening. You can read all about it right here. Read More »

J.K. Rowling to attend Japan theme park opening


Yesterday, Universal Studios announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan will open this July. Today, in a clever bit of sleuthing, SnitchSeeker has revealed that J.K. Rowling committed to attend this grand opening as early as last November. How exactly did this news break? Read More »

Knight Bus spotted on London waterfront at WWoHP Orlando

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As we previously reported, the Knight Bus was spotted arriving at its new home - the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando - last week, ready for the new expansion opening this summer. Now we can reveal to you, thanks to "Orlando Attractions Magazine", that the purple triple-decker bus has now parked up on the attraction's replica of the London waterfront. Read More »

The Knight Bus arrives at Diagon Alley in Orlando


That's right! The Knight Bus now has a home at the brand new Diagon Alley expansion at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. There have been some more details released about its purpose and position in the new park. Read More »

New construction photos of Forbidden Journey at Wizarding World Hollywood


Some exciting new photos showing the construction of the Forbidden Journey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood have been released! Read More »