A Weasley Family Reunion is Headed to the Midwest

Today, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright from the popular Harry Potter film series enjoyed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated, spectacularly themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

The actors Ð who portrayed siblings Fred, George and Ginny Weasley in the films Ð toured the new land with Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, and Alan Gilmore, Art Director of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Harry Potter films. During their visit, they:
¥ Took the journey between Hogsmeade Station and KingÕs Cross Station aboard the Hogwarts Express
¥ Stepped inside memorable shops within Diagon Alley, including the Weasley twinsÕ very own shop Ð WeasleysÕ Wizard Wheezes
¥ Encountered goblins at work in the ornate marble hall of Gringotts bank
¥ Sampled the worldÕs only Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean FortescueÕs Ice-Cream Parlour
¥ Dined on traditional British fare at Leaky Cauldron
¥ And more

Opening this summer, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry PotterÕs adventures to life. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride Ð Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. 

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Nov 26, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Phelps, Wright

Kansas City, Missouri is a long way from the magical comforts of the Burrow, but it looks like the Weasleys will be hopping the Floo Network next spring for the Midwest. The region’s largest and longest running comic book convention and pop culture event will be host to a wizarding family reunion when three Harry Potter fan favorites, Bonnie Wright, and James and Oliver Phelps appear at the 20th Anniversary of Planet Comicon Kansas City.

Planet Comicon released their first round of special guest announcements today including Bonnie Wright who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films:

  And James and Oliver Phelps who, of course, played Weasley twins Fred and George:

Not only was Leaky lucky enough to see Wright and the Phelps twins at A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando in January, we had the pleasure of attending Planet Comicon the past two years, where we met the incomparable Jason Isaacs, Harry Potter Death Eater Lucius Malfoy and the charming Matthew Lewis, Gryffindor hero Neville Longbottom. We also had the chance to mingle with hordes of costumed Con goers at the event, including the Potter super fan group Kansas City Potterheads who have produced this special message for the Weasley’s upcoming visit to Kansas City:

Will you be headed to Kansas City next March for a Weasley family reunion? If so, get your Potter cosplay ready and let us know how it goes. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Go to Planet Comicon Kansas City for more information and to purchase tickets including these special Cyber Monday deals:

Cyber Monday Planet Comicon Kansas City Tickets

To celebrate Cyber Monday and the 20th anniversary of Planet Comicon Kansas City, the following tickets are discounted until 11:59 p.m. tonight:

  •         20% off single-day adult tickets
  •         20 % off three-day adult tickets
  •         $20 three-day youth tickets
  •         Special pricing on Fast Passes and Merch Packages

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