A Celebration of Harry Potter: Day 1

Jan 27, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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It’s been an eventful day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando, showcasing an array of props, talent and events – the weekend has only just started!

The livestream of the event from Universal, Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World was streamed in 360:

A global tweet-along to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two on Sunday was announced, which will be great for those not able to attend the celebrations in Orlando! 

A Magizoologist quiz took place to prepare people for a fast-paced weekend of fan events!:

The news that Eddie Redmayne will narrate the new edition of Fantastic Beasts was announced – we can’t wait to hear him talk about so many magical creatures in character!


Cursed Child showed off their stand at A Celebration of Harry Potter:

Sonia Friedman received an OBE and was named ‘Producer of the Year’ at The Stage awards for the third year running:

Scholastic also previewed their stand – complete with a wall of Muggle signatures:

Warwick Davis will be taking over Pottermore’s channel – check him out in the video below:

Share your memories using #ExpectoPatronum and they might be previewed on the interactive board!

We’ve know a big announcement is coming for a while, due to the hashtag #FollowTheSpiders, but what could it mean?!:

What would a Harry Potter event be without amazing cosplays? There’s certainly a fair few in Orlando! 

The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Blu-Rays were also announced:

Harry Potter Expo previewed their Sound Stage:

Tag your photos #HPCelebration to add to the mosaic:

Remember to visit MinaLima’s stand at the event and get your exclusive #HPCelebration pin. We’re SO happy the House of MinaLima will be staying open in London!

Be sure to meet the talented graphic designers tomorrow at their Meet & Greet:

Lastly is A Celebration of Harry Potter’s opening event! Be sure to tune in to watch in 360 on Youtube below!

****UPDATES: Opening Ceremony now finished – check below for updates!****

Pottermore released new Fantastic Beasts content on their website and announced TWO events happening in the U.K. this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London also announced their Forbidden Forest expansion, and told visitors to #FollowTheSpiders to see a full sized Aragog model at the Celebration of Harry Potter event! See more updates from the ceremony below:

We hope those attending enjoy the event – send us your photos and updates, we’d love to see your experiences!

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.