Like any good pop culture convention, the third annual Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Orlando Resort delighted fans with panel discussions from the stars of the film as well as sneak peeks of the latest film, FANTASTIC BEASTS. Rupert Grint made his first appearance at Universal Orlando since the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade opened in 2009, and revealed surprising news of one very special prop he nicked from the set. Continue reading for VIDEO highlights of the discussion as the Harry Potter stars that grew up with the films get back together to reminisce about their childhood.
Stars from the film including Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) were on hand for Q&A panels about the film, on stage appearances such as the opening night event, and even some impromptu mingling with the guests and posing for selfies with fans. In the videos below the film cast share what it meant to them to be a part of Harry Potter, whether they were sorted by Pottermore, and Rupert Grint’s stolen prop revelation.
While it was clear many of the now adult cast members have moved on from the films that took up a decade of their childhood, many of them still took the time to take part in the new Sorting Ceremony on Pottermore.
There was tight security on the Harry Potter set and all props were cataloged, but that didn’t stop Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) from taking a certain Golden Egg home with him. Listen to him tell the tale.
In addition to the film stars at Universal’s Celebration of Harry Potter there was wand dueling, an expo with movie props, costumes, and artwork, and of course exclusive Celebration merchandise. For more photos and details about the Universal’s Celebration of Harry Potter, be sure to check out this article, and if you are planning your first visit to Diagon Alley, take a look at our tips & tricks for maximizing your enjoyment of the Wizarding World.
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