UPDATED: First Celebrity Guests Announced for A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018!

UPDATE November 20:

Bonnie Wright has now joined the list of Potter actors attending A Celebration of Harry Potter! She last attended the event in 2016.



We already knew that Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter would be returning in 2018, and now we have the first announcement of which Potter stars you can expect to see at the event!

Weasley fans will be excited to know that Celebration veterans James and Oliver Phelps will be returning to the event, but the big news is that Stanislav Yanevski, who portrayed Viktor Krum, will be making his first appearance at the annual Orlando extravaganza!



If those announcements weren’t exciting enough, Universal has also revealed that more talent will be announced soon – keep an eye on us for all the latest news!

Vacation packages for the Celebration are on sale now and range from $189 per night for Annual Passholders to $599 per night for those who want to splurge on the ultimate Potter weekend. Daily park-to-park tickets or Annual Passes will also get you into the event if you aren’t looking to book an entire package.

As in the past, there’s a ton for fans to love about the Celebration, including:

  • Q&A sessions with select film talent (complete talent lineup will be announced at a later date)
  • Interactive and unique activities and displays from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World at the Harry Potter Expo
  • Special panels and demonstrations giving fans a close look behind the scenes
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Plus, ride the Hogwarts Express between the two lands with a park-to-park ticket.
  • And much more!

You can bet that we’ll be there with bells on January 26-28 – can we count on seeing any of you in Orlando?

Press Release


Special Event Packages On Sale Now - Available Here

Orlando, Fla. (October 2, 2017) – Today, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. announced the return of “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” on January 26-28, 2018. This ultimate fan event can only be experienced at Universal Orlando Resort and will feature an array of interactive and engaging experiences that will allow guests to celebrate their love for the stories from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.

For the first time in event history, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) will attend the special event and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, alongside returning fan-favorites James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). More talent will be announced at a later date.

During the 3-day celebration, guests will also have the opportunity to:

  • Attend Q&A sessions with select film talent (complete talent lineup will be announced at a later date)
  • Experience and participate in the interactive and unique activities and displays from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World at the Harry Potter Expo
  • Enjoy special panels and demonstrations giving fans a close look "Behind-the-Scenes"
  • Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal's Islands of Adventure and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios
    Florida. Plus, ride the Hogwarts Express between the two lands with a park-to-park ticket
  • And much more!

Celebration vacation packages are on sale now. On-site hotel packages start at $285 per adult per night, including tax, and include exclusive benefits such as special guest access to the Harry PotterExpo, admission to a private evening reception in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, special access to panels and demonstrations and special access to new Workshops – more details coming soon.

Packages also include three-night hotel accommodations at a Universal Orlando on-site hotel and three-day two-park, park-to-park tickets to Universal Studios Florida AND Universal‟s Islands of Adventure. This package also includes special rates and benefits for Annual Passholders and Florida Residents. Packages are available on a first come, first served basis. For complete details and other packages available, click here.


About Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.

Universal Orlando's theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world‟s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. And now open is Universal Orlando‟s third park, Universal's Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal‟s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal‟s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, feature a total of 5,600 rooms and are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Guests can experience Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk's newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.

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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.