Harry Potter: Magic at Play Is Traveling to Seattle

Harry Potter: Magic at Play is heading to a new location to share the joys of the wizarding world with fans across the US, leaving behind a successful run in Chicago, Illinois, to set up a new home in the Seattle area – in Bellevue, Washington, beginning November 10.

The interactive exhibit allows fans to experience Harry’s journey in a new way, playing games and exploring sensory attractions through the more than 20 touchpoints in the experience. The change of location hasn’t come with any announced changes to the exhibit. Fans can still expect to walk through the doors of 4 Privet Drive before hopping on a boat across the lake to Hogwarts and learning the basics of Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts. The exhibit was created by Warner Bros. Global Themed Entertainment and Original X Productions, whose CEO, Stacy Moscatelli, shared the team’s delight to be moving, saying that they “can’t wait to invite fans of all ages to experience the Wizarding World franchise in a new and exciting way.”



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During the exhibit’s debut in Chicago, fans could visit 30,000 square feet of wizarding world magic. The attraction was so popular that its time in the city was extended, meaning that it left only earlier this week. The venue in Chicago could also be rented for special occasions and celebrations, something that presumably will also be available at the new location. One thing that will definitely be moving along with the exhibition is the exclusive on-site merchandise store and butterbeer cafe, which are open to both ticket holders and members of the public.

Tickets for the new location went on pre-sale to members of the Harry Potter Fan Club yesterday, and general sale tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. PT, but you can sign up to the ticket waitlist now. Timed entry tickets to the whole exhibition are $29 for adults and $22.50 for children under nine. Are you planning a trip to visit soon?

Press Release

ON NOVEMBER 10, 2023

Tickets On Sale Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PST via www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com

Bellevue, WA (September 1, 2023) — This fall, wizards, witches and Muggles of all ages are invited to experience a Wizarding World of their own at Harry Potter: Magic at Play when it makes its West Coast debut B, WA at The Shops at The Bravern (11111 NE 8th St.) on Friday, November 10. 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 more than 20 touchpoints of hands-on magical interactivity including games, exploration, sensory activations and more that celebrate Harry’s own journey in discovering the wizarding world.

Timed entry tickets for Harry Potter: Magic at Play start at $29 for adults and $22.50 for children 9 and under. Tickets are slated to go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PST at www.HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com. A special presale for members of the Harry Potter Fan Club will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. PT via www.WizardingWorld.com.

“Following our global debut in Chicago, we are excited for Harry Potter: Magic at Play to make the Seattle area its second-ever home and we can’t wait to invite fans of all ages to experience the Wizarding World franchise in a new and exciting way,” said Stacy Moscatelli, CEO of OGX. “Our guests will have a hands-on adventure all their own, from the Hogwarts Boathouse to tossing Quaffles and searching the Forbidden Forest.”

At Harry Potter: Magic at Play, the journey begins at 4 Privet Drive. Explore the Dursley’s 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; discover 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; explore 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.

Ticketed and non-ticketed guests are also welcome to check out the on-site gift shop offering a wide range of bespoke and licensed items and a Butterbeer café featuring the beloved beverage and themed food items.

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

Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.