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Universal Orlando’s ‘Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure’ Thrill Ride Gets Opening Date!

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Feb 21, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Looks like the rumors were true! After leaked documents revealed a plan for a Hagrid-themed coaster replacing the Dragon Challenge in Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, speculation on the motorbike carts and magical creature theme has been confirmed today, as the park announced the opening date and released a new official photo …read more!

Alfonso Cuaron Looks to Oscar Gold

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Feb 21, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Alfonso Cuaron, BigNews, Events, Fandom, Fans, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Honors/Awards, Movies, News

Alfonso Cuarón is up for four personal Oscars at the Academy Awards for his Spanish-language labor of love Roma, which he wrote and directed. Cuarón also helmed the cinematography for the project when a scheduling conflict left his longtime collaborator Emmanuel Lubezk unavailable. The resulting film has been the darling of this awards’ season, winning …read more!

Hamleys in London Gets Half-Term Wizarding World Make-over!

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Feb 19, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fans, News

Potter fans are in for a treat this Spring half term in London! Hamleys’ flagship Regent Street store has been transformed into a giant playground, featuring plenty of Wizarding World excitement! Until March 3rd, visitors at Hamleys toy store will get to enjoy a timetable of exciting activities, with seven floors of live entertainment, workshops, toys and prizes: “Kids can …read more!

Which of the Hallows do you want most? If it’s the invisibility cloak, you’re in luck…

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Feb 18, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Products

Well, sort of.  There’s always a catch.  The Invisibility Cloak Illusion Costume from Wow! Stuff works in conjunction with an app to make it appear that you have disappeared.  It uses Wow! Stuff’s Meta-Chrome Green Screen technology to work its ‘magic’. The Cloak will be available on July 1, with the deluxe version retailing for $70. …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Jude Law Talks Aliens and Superheroes, Emma Watson’s Feminist Foreword & More!

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Feb 17, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Fogler, Harry Potter Round-Up, Heyman, Interviews, Law, Movies, News, Producers, Rankin, Richardson, Round-Up, Shaw, Television Programmes, Tennant, Trailers, Watson

Crimes of Grindelwald is finally available to purchase digitally in the U.S. (including the extended cut!), and USAopoly are releasing a Harry Potter edition of Scrabble, and nothing else matters this week. Well, unless you count the unconfirmed leaked images of Universal Orlando’s upcoming Harry Potter ride, this year’s Wizarding World Valentine’s celebrations, and the fact that Daniel Radcliffe appeared on 2 …read more!

Is niffler a valid Scrabble word? It is in the Harry Potter edition from USAopoly!

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Feb 17, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, Fun - Games, Games, News

Have you tried to use words from the Potterverse when playing Scrabble with your friends and family and had them reject words for spells and magical creatures with an exasperated “That’s not in the dictionary!”?  Well, revenge will be sweeter than a treacle tart when Scrabble: World of Harry Potter is released this spring.  Retailing …read more!

U.S.’Crimes of Grindelwald’ Digital Giveaway & Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Clip!

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Feb 15, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Home Video / DVD, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Media, Movies, News, Videos

Today’s the day! Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is officially available in the U.S. for digital download, including the HD Extended Cut edition, with behind-the-scenes and deleted scenes features, and five lucky people could get free digital access to both the first and second film in our latest giveaway! DIGITAL RELEASE GIVEAWAY: Today we’re hosting a special …read more!

RUMOR: Universal’s New Hogsmeade Attraction–Has the Forbidden Finally Been Revealed?

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Feb 13, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, News, Opinion, Rumor, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Since Universal announced plans to dismantle the popular Wizarding World fixture the Dragon Challenge to begin construction on a new attraction in Hogsmeade, speculation over the thematic possibilities of such an endeavor have run rampant. Leaky regularly reported on progress in the Orlando theme park, discussing developments as major elements began to take shape, though …read more!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Hallmark, Hogwarts Mystery & Universal Orlando!

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Feb 13, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Studio Tour, Video Games, Warner Bros., WB Shop, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Looking for last-minute Valentine’s Day inspiration? Hallmark and Universal Orlando have got you covered, and even Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are celebrating the occasion this year! Wizarding World Valentine’s Cards At Hallmark Hallmark launched Harry Potter Valentine’s Day cards for 2019, available in Hallmark stores and The cards are available now in Hallmark stores and online, as …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Eddie Redmayne Supports Red Nose Day, Miracle Workers with Daniel Radcliffe Premieres on YouTube, Killing Eve and Harry Potter Comparisons Drawn and More!

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Feb 10, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Alfonso Cuaron, Casting, Charity, Directors, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Film Awards, Film Images, Films, Films - Trailers, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Kravitz, Melling, Miller, Movies, Oldman, Pattinson, Phelps, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Rankin, Redmayne, Round-Up, Shaw, Spall, Staunton, Television Programmes, Trailers, Waterston

Exciting Wizarding World news this week from screen, stage and show. Harry Potter, the Exhibition is heading back to Spain, ticket sales and a premiere date for Cursed Child San Francisco were announced, and just a week from the digital release of Crimes of Grindelwald there was news on the delay of Fantastic Beasts 3. …read more!



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