Social Media Roundup: Fun at Universal Orlando Resort

Welcome back to another edition of Social Media Roundup! This week saw a number of Potter alumni reuniting in Orlando, Florida, for the opening of the newest attraction at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Warwick Davis, and Evanna Lynch were all in attendance for the opening of the new ride.



The stars took to social media to share the experience of the event with their fans, with James Phelps sharing the moment he and Oliver stormed the stage in a motorbike and sidecar.



The ride itself had also had rave reviews, with Oliver Phelps calling it the best ride in history!



While they were in Orlando, some of the alumni took the opportunity to explore the rest of what Universal’s Islands of Adventure has to offer. However, before he left the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, Oliver Phelps took a stroll through Diagon Alley to check on business at the Weasley twins’ joke shop.



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Checking on today business

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A trip to Jurassic Park is sure to have brought back some Hippogriff memories for Rupert Grint and Tom Felton!



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Not cool Blue

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James Phelps had a similar experience when he came up close and personal with Blue the Velociraptor.



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I’m smiling I promise… #touristday

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It looks like everyone had an amazing time in Orlando for the opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. For more of what the cast got up to, be sure to check out MuggleNet’s coverage of the event.

Away from Orlando, Warwick Davis had another fun Potter experience at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Davis was checking in on an exhibit of all of the characters he played in the series.



And what’s a trip to the Studio Tour without a cool photo opportunity? Davis relived his time as Griphook with the photo experience in the Lestrange’s vault in the new Gringotts expansion.



Across the pond, Matthew Lewis had fun visiting the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.



Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) partnered with a charity to bring Eid gifts to children in the hospital.



And finally, Bonnie Wright shared this adorable baby photo to show her support for World Surfing Day!



That’s it for this week’s Social Media Roundup. Check back next time to see what your favorite wizarding world stars get up to next!

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!

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