Here’s What to Expect from “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” in Lisbon
Potterheads in Lisbon, Portugal, have been eagerly awaiting Harry Potter: The Exhibition since it was announced in September. The excitement reached its peak after the special guests were announced. Even if you missed the grand opening, one thing’s for sure – this is going to be a very magical event indeed.
Fans readied themselves for some mischief with James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), who attended the grand opening on November 16, along with Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the films’ graphic designers.
Oliver Phelps and Mina made sure to share some snippets of the exhibition on their Instagram feeds to fuel fans’ curiosity.
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The exhibition promises to make you feel like you’re actually walking through the halls of Hogwarts. Potterheads attending the 1,500-square-meter experiential exhibition will be greeted by an exhibition host, after which some lucky fans will have the opportunity to be Sorted into one of the four Hogwarts Houses. After the Sorting is over, guests will be led through a tour of the most memorable scenes from the Harry Potter films. These scenes include the Forbidden Forest, Potions, and Herbology class, as well as the famous Gryffindor common room and dormitory. All these scenes will showcase thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures that were used in the films.
For those who want to learn more about what went down behind the scenes in the making of the films, an exclusive tour is available. It will give you a first-hand look at how the films were made and provide you with some commentary from the producers as well as the costume, prop, and creature designers.
The exhibition opened on November 16 and will run until April 8, 2020. If you’re ready to grab some Floo powder and make your way over there, keep in mind that timed-entry tickets are required. The last entry will be one and a half hours before the exhibition closes for the night. You can grab tickets on the exhibition’s website.
Are you going to the exhibition? What would you most like to see? Let us know in the comments.