Universal Orlando Resort welcomed some of the Harry Potter film stars yesterday to preview the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matt Lewis (Neville), Emma Watson (Hermione), and James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) were invited to walk the streets of Hogsmeade Village, check out the shops and restaurants, and taste Butterbeer for the first time!
Check out these photos and video, courtesy of our pals over at Attractions Magazine.
In this video, the Potter stars check out some of the most famous and iconic locations at Hogsmeade Village. Emma is chosen by a wand at Ollivanders – the first time we’ve seen this super cool effect! The stars taste some of the food selections at The Leaky Cauldron restaurant (featuring Fish & Chips, a British favorite), and try Butterbeer for the first time – complete with a frothy mustache! They also witness the street performers – students from the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and the Durmstrang Academy of Magic (featured in the fourth book and movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.) Finally, it looks like they receive a walk-through tour of the castle and the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey queue line.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens June 18th at Islands of Advenutre. The new island will be included with general park admission and with your purchase of Discount Islands of Adventure Tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website or Kissimmee Location, The Official Ticket Center. You may also call us toll-free at 1-877-406-4836.