“Harry Potter, The Exhibition” to Open in New York City on the 5th April 2011 Before Going International

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Mar 10, 2011

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Harry Potter, The Exhibition will stop next in New York City for five months from the 5th of April this year until the 5th of September. A press release issued by Warner Bros. announces that the exhibition will open at Discovery Times Square as the tour’s last North American stop before it goes international:

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011,
and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a
time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets
early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can
be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street), through the
website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866)
987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is
$25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children
(4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.

You can read the full press release below:

Harry Potter fans in New York City can rejoice, as they will soon have the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Discovery Times Square on April 5, 2011. The previously unscheduled stop in New York City will serve as the tour’s final North American destination before going international. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at DiscoveryTS.com, at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, will be on display, along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

“From the moment they step inside, visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition are immersed in the fantastic world brought to life in the blockbuster films’ said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “New York is the perfect location for our last stop in North America. We think fans will be thrilled to have one more opportunity to experience firsthand the magic of this incredible exhibition.”

Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets”including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor common room”and more.

“We are pleased to offer east coast fans this bonus destination of the exhibition, all housed within the perfect venue’ said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES. “There is no better way to celebrate the imagination and creativity of the Harry Potter film series than to actually walk among the iconic costumes and props that helped bring the world of the films to life.”

“We are excited to present New York residents and visitors with this special presentation of Harry Potter: The Exhibition designed specifically for a venue of this magnitude. We’ve saved the best for this last stop – this finale will be the biggest and most magical’ said James Sanna, president of Discovery Times Square.

In addition to Harry Potter: The Exhibition’s additional North American tour stop, fans will also be eagerly awaiting the April release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ’ Part 1 on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD and the much-anticipated theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ’ Part 2 in July.

The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston and then to Toronto and is now back on the East Coast due to popular demand following a wildly successful run in Seattle. The exhibition tours major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office, through the website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866) 987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the heads up!





52 Responses to “Harry Potter, The Exhibition” to Open in New York City on the 5th April 2011 Before Going International

Avatar ImagePWilly says: Simply fabulous! I may have to book my tickets now...Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Its a cool thing!!Avatar ImageTGTSNBN says: Just remember, if you want to come along with a large group of HP fans (in robes!) then check out The Group That Shall Not Be Named. www.hp-nyc.comAvatar ImageVerdande says: Squeee! I'm going to New York this summer. This is awesome!Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: Bilmey, this is brilliant! It's going to be a birthday present for me ;] !Avatar ImageXyra44 says: AWEOME! I thought Seattle was supposed to be the last spot. So happy it will be in New York City (I was hoping for Philadelphia). Will have to look into tickets. :)Avatar Imageshawfr says: Awesome! I seen it in Chicago and Toronto...now I think a NY trip is in order :)Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Oooh, I wonder if they're already sold out for Easter break...Avatar Imagegaminette says: I saw it in Boston - it's incredible! Can't wait to see it again (several more times) on my own turf!! ^____^Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: I'm surprised this never went to the south or southwest. Avatar ImageEllorgast says: I really hoped it would hit Vancouver after Seattle. Why is Toronto the only Canadian city that got it? :(Avatar ImageAnnaGrace says: Ah, this is so exciting! It might be extremely difficult to swing, but I would love to make this happen. I've always wanted to go to NYC, and The Exhibition gives me the perfect excuse. :)Avatar Imagesirius17 says: Finally one i can go too!Avatar Imageykaitot says: It's going international sometime right? Ooh, I do hope it stops anywhere near my placeAvatar Imagehprocks2700 says: Sweet I saw the one in Toronto and I'm going to New York this year!Avatar Imagecleothyla says: I went to the Seattle one 5 times. Going to see it multiple times was such a good thing as sometimes we missed things on the first go around and saw new things set up. My hubby was really into everything. We dressed up almost every time. Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: It's an awesome exhibit! HAVE FUN!!Avatar ImageSybilT says: Wow, is this exciting! New York is a place I can get to. Maybe the same day as I go to see "How to Succeed in Business."Avatar ImageQuidditchChick82 says: I honestly don't understand why this never came to the southern half of the country. Really, there are HP fans down here too, and not all of us can afford or have the time for a trip like that.Avatar Imagel.lovegood says: I finally know what I am gonna do for my birthday! :)Avatar Imagecrikeyhunter says: Just Got my tickets online! Way to go Leaky! Thanks!!!Avatar ImageOgg_the_Groundskeeper says: oooo i went to the Seattle one and it was SO COOL! i really want to see it again... i may just have to squeeze that into my schedule, even if it is all the way across the country. Avatar ImageRosie016 says: great it is staying in th US a it longer, but wish it woulkd have gone south for a bit. Avatar ImageFresca says: Go and see it if you live in New York! I saw it in Toronto and it was great, very interesting stuff on display! Avatar Imagemistypaws5 says: I think im going :))) its close :DAvatar ImageFree Elf says: Wow... I was soooo mad that there wasn't going to be a stop in New York, but now there is and I'm soooooo going!Avatar ImageTarana says: "Before going international" Well? Come on then. Where? When? How many European countries? Surely not only Britain, but mainland Europe as well? Aagh. Just three words, to tease the non-Americans. Why is it all in the States anyway? Wizarding World, The Exhibition... I mean, I think it's nice for the American fans, but we would like some things like that, too, you know.Avatar Image123quarters says: I too was really hoping it would come to Philly (then I would have gone every weekend) but I'll make the trek out to NYC once now...Can't miss this one!Avatar Imagemaddison says: Sounds amazing !!!!Avatar Imageteamsnape says: Aaaah! This is good timing, for I am going to New York this summer!Avatar ImageSnapeluvva says: I saw it several times in Boston. Totally wonderful! Definitely worth it for a true fan. Really cool to see many actual costumes, wands used, displays of treats from Honeydukes, replica of Hagrid's hut and Harry and Ron's room, have a go at repotting screaming mandrakes, and much more, including shopping for lots of HP related stuff in the gift shop. My best find was a Marauder's Map extra large size coffee mug. When filled with hot liquid, Marauder's Map magically appears. They fly off the shelves so get one when you can. Have fun! I just got back from Universal and am longing for one more butterbeer.....Avatar ImageMySongIsLaughter says: Why does everything always happen in the US :( Couldn't it come to London, or even more appropriately Edinburgh?Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: i do agree with ykaitot!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: I'll be in new york this april/may, wonder if i can convince my parents to take me :)Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Awesome! After coming to the Ontario Science Center it's going to New York!Avatar ImageChaseT says: I can't wait to see where else it's going!Avatar Imagepottershrink says: Witches and wizards around the world send our prayers for help and healing to the people of Japan. Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Time to head to Europe after this I thinkAvatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: So sad it did not come to DC area! Should be in Smithsonian :(Avatar ImageSorceress25 says: Yay!!! my husband just bought tickets for us to go!!!! I'm so excited!Avatar ImageGryffindor Lioness101 says: I saw this in the Science Centre it was awsome! :)Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: love how they came to floridaAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yesssssssssssssssss finaly i have been waiting i was so nervous that is wasn’t going to come before it left to go across seasAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yesssssssssssssssss finaly i have been waiting i was so nervous that is wasn’t going to come before it left to go across seasAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: yesssssssssssssssss finaly i have been waiting i was so nervous that is wasn’t going to come before it left to go across seasAvatar Imagehewy says: Is Warner Bros aware that there really are states in the southern part of the US? After all they are located in CA and there are more than a few states between CA and Illinois and southe of the Mason Dixon line and we are not all wearing invisability cloaks. Get a clue folks!!!!!!Avatar Imageladydars says: Oh no! I'm only in NY for a stop-over on my way to the UK after Leaky Con! How sad that I won't be able to see it... Unless "International" means it'll come to Australia.. in which case I'll be stoked! But I won't hold my breath. Just cos Hermione's parents came here, doesn't mean the Exhibition will...Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: OMG I HAVE TO GO! Only living an hour and a half train ride this is my chance<3Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Woo hoo! It's finally close by!Avatar Imagered bull hats says: thanks for sharing.http://www.hats-club.com Avatar Imagewanda1 says: I saw this exhibit in Chicago about 2 yrs ago, and it was fantastic!! It was really interesting to see all the clothes, props, and "screaming mandrates"!! You pull the knobs up, and they scream. The great hall is fantastic--a must see!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That's just amazing! I really can't wait to see it! I wonder what all the stuff would be displayed. =]

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