Universal reveals another guest, new panels for Harry Potter celebration

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:07 PM EST

Another member of the Weasley family is coming to next year’s A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.

Bonnie Wright will join previously announced guests James and Oliver Phelps and Stanislav Yanevski at the event, Universal said Monday.

Additional guests are expected be announced at a later date.

The three-day event includes panels, Q&A sessions with film talent and interactive exhibits at the Harry Potter Expo.

Some of the exhibits include Harry Potter: The Exhibition, featuring costumes from the films; The Sorting Hat Experience, where guests can find out whether they're a Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff; and Pottermore, featuring news and announcements and Harry Potter trivia.

There will also be an exhibit for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, giving fans an up-close look at the costumes before the play debuts on Broadway.

Scholastic will also set up a Muggle Wall, allowing fans to write their favorite Harry Potter memories.

In addition, three new panels have been scheduled for the event. Special effects supervisor John Richardson will share how flying broomsticks and fire-breathing dragons were created on set. Jany Temime, an award-winning costume designer, will talk about costumes in the films, while the creative minds behind MinaLima will share how they brought Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes to life.

Fans will also have access to attractions in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.

A Celebration of Harry Potter will take place Jan. 26-28.

For more information, visit UniversalOrlando.com.


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