Magic Underway at Universal Studios

Jan 31, 2015

Posted by: Catherine


The Harry Potter Celebration at the WIzarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is well underway! Inside the Magic has uploaded many pictures from the events thus far, and conducted a small interview with Michael Gambon, James and Oliver Phelps, and Evanna Lynch. The pictures of the opening events can be seen here; Inside the Magic reports:

We had a chance to chat with the Potter foursome in a Q&A that followed that introduction, located inside Diagon Alley’s Leaky Cauldron restaurant. While Lynch and the Phelps twins have made many appearances at Universal Orlando throughout the construction of both sides of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this was Gambon’s first return since the original opened in 2010 and his first visit to Diagon Alley. From his initial first impressions immediately after stepping inside the Leaky Cauldron to his hilarious take on why he won’t be riding Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts while he’s here, Gambon definitely was the highlight of the interview session. He noted that Dumbledore didn’t exactly spend a lot of time hanging around Diagon Alley, so it was unusual for him to be there. And, he added, without his beard and robe he doesn’t entirely resemble his character, but being at Universal makes him miss the ensemble, wishing he had it with him to dress up. But Evanna Lynch isn’t quite so happy this trip, as she said she recently went vegan and is now unable to enjoy the delicious Butterbeer ice cream. These film stars will appear in presentations and autograph sessions throughout the weekend event.

The Harry Potter Film twitter feed is regularly tweeting key moments throughout the events. Some answers from the Film Actors Q&A can be read on their twitter, here.

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.