Opening Date and Location Announced for Harry Potter: Magic at Play
According to a press release from Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, Harry Potter: Magic at Play will make its worldwide debut at Water Tower Place in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, November 11. Additionally, tickets will go on sale very soon – or if you’re a Harry Potter Fan Club member, you can purchase them now.
Tickets start [sic] are slated to go on sale on Wednesday, August 3, at 10 a.m. CT at www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com. A special presale for members of the Harry Potter Fan Club is now available through August 2. Fans are invited to visit www.WizardingWorld.com to sign up and get more information. Tickets start at $37.50 for adults and $29.50 for children under 10.
We also have some more information about what visitors to Harry Potter: Magic at Play can expect.
At Harry Potter: Magic at Play, the journey begins at 4 Privet Drive. Explore the Dursley’s [sic] living room, taking care to not disturb anyone in the cupboard under the stairs; step onto a boat and prepare to cross the Great Lake to Hogwarts; attend some of Hogwarts’ most beloved classes, mastering ‘Wingardium Leviosa’ and levitating a feather in Charms, exploring the Potions dungeon with all senses and fending off a swarm of Cornish Pixies in Defense Against the Dark Arts; practice Quidditch fundamentals for all player positions; play amid Hagrid’s pumpkin patch and traverse the Forbidden Forest; and so much more. A multitude of iconic experiences and surprises await guests throughout the space as they forge their path through Harry’s journey.
The experience will also come with a gift shop, which will be open to the public as well as to those with tickets to the experience. As an added bonus, there will be butterbeer.
The gift shop will offer a wide range of bespoke and licensed items alongside themed food and beverage including the beloved [b]utterbeer. Visitors wishing to send word to friends and family about their magical experience can do so via owl post – a much faster alternative to Muggle mail.
Artwork for Harry Potter: Magic at Play in Chicago included with the press release notes that the experience will run in Chicago through April 2023.