Oliver and James Phelps Welcome Visitors to “Harry Potter The Exhibition” in Shanghai
Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been all over the world – from Chicago to Paris – since it first launched back in 2009. The latest stop for the exhibition is Shanghai, China, where the touring exhibition arrived this week.
The exhibition officially opens on December 5, but was welcomed in style to the city last night, during a premiere, by actors Oliver and James Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). James and Oliver have previously attended openings of the exhibition across the world, but this was their first visit -as well as the exhibition’s – to China. On the event and exhibition, James said:
It’s amazing to see so many hardcore Harry Potter fans in China. They love the Harry Potter films, collect the books and even dressed up as wizards and witches!
Oliver further commented
Seeing them eager to immerse themselves in the Harry Potter experience is overwhelming, the response to the exhibition during last night’s event was fabulous. This is our very first ever visit to China and we love Shanghai, it’s a beautiful city and spending time with fans surrounded by all the great costumes, props and creatures brought us lots of surprises and good memories from working on the films!
Visitors to the exhibition can see a large range of props from the films – as well as take part in a little game of Quidditch.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will display the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor™ common room, and fan favorites such as Harry’s wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder’s Map, Gryffindor school uniforms and an array of Quidditch™ equipment. In addition, fans will experience a collection of magical creatures like Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff, a Hungarian Horntail dragon, and even a Dementor. Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to try their hand at some of the activities experienced by students at Hogwarts™, such as pulling a screaming Mandrake from its pot or tossing a Quaffle in the Quidditch area.
Fans can visit from December 5, when the exhibition opens at 10 am. Find out more about the exhibition, including how to get tickets, here. Fans are advised to pre-book tickets before attending to guarantee entry.
More information can be found in the press release below.
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