Harry Potter: Magic at Play Extends Its Run in Chicago

The interactive experience Harry Potter: Magic at Play, which debuted last November in Chicago, Illinois, was set to run through April. Fans of the Harry Potter films will be pleased to hear that its worldwide debut in Chicago is now being extended until September 4.

The first of its kind, Magic at Play gives visitors the chance to interact with the Wizarding World through more than 30,000 square feet of games, exploration, and sensory activations.

The experience includes entering the Dursleys’ living room at number four, Privet Drive, stepping onto a boat to cross the lake to Hogwarts, attending some of the iconic magical classes such as Charms, Potions, and Defense Against the Dark Arts, having a go at playing at each Quidditch position, entering the Forbidden Forest, and much more.



An on-site shop is also available to both ticket holders and the public, where you can purchase “bespoke and licensed items alongside themed food and beverage, including the beloved [b]butterbeer.”

MuggleNet volunteer Carolyn Jenkins visited Harry Potter: Magic at Play with her kids last year, giving us a detailed account of their fantastic visit and describing it as “by far the most fun my kids and I have had since going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort for the first time.”

Not only is Magic at Play available as a regular attraction, but if you have a special occasion coming up and you’re looking for a magical twist to amaze your guests, the venue can also be rented out for parties, events, and celebrations.

For those of you who thought you might have missed out on a chance to visit Magic at Play in Chicago, be sure to purchase some tickets so you can take a visit this summer. Tickets can be bought online and start at $29.50 for children ages 9 and under and $37.50 for adults.

Press Release


Tickets to the Critically-Acclaimed [sic] Experience On Sale Now at www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com

CHICAGO (April 25, 2023) — Chicago’s residents and visitors can now add some magic to their summer as Harry Potter™: Magic at Play will extend its worldwide debut run at Chicago’s iconic Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.) through Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023. Tickets are now available at www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com.

Created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Original X Productions (OGX), and co-presented by Fever, the first-of-its-kind experience allows fans of all ages to engage with the Wizarding World like never before through 30,000 square feet of hands-on magical interactivity, including games, exploration, sensory activations and more that celebrate Harry’s own journey in discovering the wizarding world.

Guests are welcome to 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; imagine attending 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 [p]ixies in Defense Against the Dark Arts; practice Quidditch fundamentals for all player positions; traverse the Forbidden Forest and discover hidden Patronuses; and so much more.

Ticketed and non-ticketed guests are invited to visit the on-site gift shop and café featuring a wide range of bespoke and licensed items alongside themed food and beverage, including the beloved [b]utterbeer.

Timed entry tickets for Harry Potter™: Magic at Play start at $37.50 for adults and $29.50 for children 9 and under. Tickets are available at www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com. Harry Potter™: Magic at Play is also available for full venue rentals for holiday parties, corporate events, and any other kind of celebration! For more information, reach out to events@harrypottermagicatplay.com.

For more information, please visit www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com, or connect on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.