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‘Harry Potter’ Cast Talks Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in Special Opening Event Q&A!


Jun 19, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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During the day-long media event which ended with a spectacular opening ceremony and a magical demonstration at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park on Tuesday, June 11, Leaky had the opportunity to preview Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. As a part of our inside look at the attraction, Leaky correspondent Kathy Paz and …read more!

MinaLima to exhibit at inaugural ComicCon CCXP in Cologne, Germany


Jun 18, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Art, Events, MinaLima, Movie Art, News, Props-Sets

Magical world graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the dynamic duo behind the London-based House of MinaLima, will attend the inaugural ComicCon CCXP Cologne from 27-30 June 2019. MinaLima do a fair amount of amazing non-Potter-related design work, but we known them best as the creators of the iconic retro-style designs from the Harry Potter and Fantastic …read more!

Hold onto your skrewts! PotterCast #291 recorded live at the first PodX!


Jun 18, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fans, News, PotterCast, Wizard Rock

PotterCast has been podcasting since 2005, which makes it so ancient and venerable in podcast years, it’s like the Dumbledore of podcasts. In 2007, PotterCast went on a tour before Deathly Hallows was released, podcasting with live audiences from bookstores around the country.  Podcast tours were not a thing then; PotterCast was in the vanguard in so …read more!

Christian Coulson Stars In ‘Bite Me’, Currently Touring The U.S.!

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Jun 18, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Coulson, HP Cast, News

Following its Cinequest World Premiere and Best Feature Film Win at VTXIFF,  Bite Me, a subversive romantic comedy starring Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle), is currently on The Joyful Vampire Tour of America, changing how indepdendent films are distributed with a 51-screening, 40-city, 3-month RV tour of the U.S., running until August 6th. Find out how …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Sonia Friedman’s ‘The Ferryman’ Wins Tonys, ‘Cursed Child’ and Jessie Cave’s ‘Sunrise’ Nominated for Awards


Jun 17, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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The biggest news last week was the long-awaited opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure theme park. Leaky was there to bring fans all the exclusive coverage, including a review of the pre-opening media events, interviews with creative director Gary Blumenstein and art director Alan Gilmore …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Joins Netflix Special, Jude Law in New HBO Series & More!


Jun 16, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Casting, Depp, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Film Images, Harry Potter Round-Up, Law, Movies, News, Pattinson, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Smith, Spall, Television Programmes, Trailers

What a week to be a Potter fan! We had the privilege of attending the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando’s newest attraction Hagrid’s Magical Motorbike Adventure and brought you all the magical details from our trip! We interviewed the creative team for the ride including Harry Potter Art Director Alan Gilmore and Universal Creative Director …read more!

‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Hardback With Daniel Radcliffe’s First Autograph Up for Auction!


Jun 15, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

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A hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone boasting the signatures of the first film’s cast, including the first-ever autograph from a young Daniel Radcliffe, goes up for sale at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Stockton on June 26. The signed copy will be part of a Harry Potter lot expected to bring bids between £300-£500. …read more!

Revelio! Uncover the Secrets of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure!

Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure
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Jun 14, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Everyone knows that you should enter the Forbidden Forest at your own risk. It is a prohibition announced to all new students entering Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But apparently there was a time before magical creatures overtook the mysterious wood, and young wizards and witches roamed the grounds freely. In fact, there are …read more!

Behind the app with the creators of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”


Jun 13, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Games, News, Tech, Video Games

Whilst we are twirling our wands (sorry about the flying sparks, that was accidental…) in anticipation of the release of the new augmented reality mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, we can take a peek behind the scenes and read about the development of the game and its creators. Combining our love for all things Potter …read more!

The Exclusive Opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure!


Jun 12, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Leaky correspondent Kathy Paz and editor Dawn Johnson made their way to Universal Orlando Resort on Monday to cover the grand opening of the newest attraction in the wizarding world parks–Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure! We followed the development of this new ride from its announcement through its construction and were both honored and excited …read more!

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