2017 Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort Video Recap

The 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter kicked off at Universal Orlando Resort this past weekend, and the Wizarding World was filled with Potterheads for the event. Highlights of the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter weekend included the appearance of several stars from the films including Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Jason Issacs (Lucius Malfoy), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook), and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom). Universal Orlando invited us to cover the weekend long event, so continue reading for photos and VIDEOs of the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter.

2017 Celebration of Harry Potter

2017 Celebration of Harry Potter, photo courtesy Universal Orlando Resort

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London occupied a large portion of the expo and gave fans a taste of the “Making of Harry Potter” tour in Leavesden, England complete with hand crafting of wands, costume and makeup displays, and a photo-op with a Aragog the spider.  Speaking of spiders, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced a Forbidden Forest expansion opening March 31, 2017.

Graphic design artists MinaLima displayed several screen used props such as the Marauder’s Map, Daily Prophet, posters and prints.

And, of course, there was a gift shop selling exclusive themed merchandise for the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter.

During the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter opening event, the film stars gathered on the Music Plaza Stage and set off dazzling finale with a flick of their wands.  It was perhaps the best opening night ceremony ever. What do you think?

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you need to visit Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter is a fantastic way to bond with fellow fans.  Be sure to check out our tips & tricks for maximizing your enjoyment of Diagon Alley.  We’ll continue to add more videos of the 2017 Celebration of Harry Potter as we finish editing.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!