Wizarding World Grand Opening Celebration: Photos, videos, highlights and more

Tonight, Universal hosted a major event inside the theme park which featured appearances by the stars of the films, composer John Williams and author J.K. Rowling.

Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), Bonnie Wright (Ginny), Tom Felton (Draco), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Matt Lewis (Neville), James Phelps (Fred), Oliver Phelps (George), and Warwick Davis (Flitwick, Griphook) were all in attendance. Composer John Williams performed a selection of songs at the event as well, and Warwick Davis led the Frog Choir.

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High-res photos, video and highlights are available below:



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– 9:10 pm – Author J.K. Rowling arrives
– 9:50 pm – Warwick Davis (Prof. Flitwick) directs Frog Choir
– 10:01 pm – John Williams directs Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
– 10:06 pm – Michael Gambon, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, James & Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright arrive via Knight Bus
– 10:08 pm – Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint arrive in Ford Anglia
– 10:10 pm – Dan leads crowd, stars in casting Lumos to reveal Hogwarts, set off light show and fireworks around Hogwarts Castle