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One of the best experiences I've ever had is when I went to Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, FL. I got to drink some butter beer, I went on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, went on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, I rode the Hogwarts Express, travelled to Diagon Alley, went inside Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, saw the Sorting Hat, and got a lot of pics.

OK, OK. Enough of that.

Here's what I want to talk to you about.

My point is Universal Orlando Resort is AWESOME. Not just the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They had awesome food, fun rides, and a magic show. So if you want to go on vacation, you should go there. But not this summer.

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're gonna love this:

This weekend, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Katie Leung, who all had prominent roles in the Harry Potter films, are going to Universal Orlando Resort this weekend for three days. It will feature a free-form expo with Potter-related partners and more structured activities such as panels and demonstrations.

The celebration is included in regular admission, but Universal recommends that guests get a two-park ticket as some activities are in Universal Studios theme park and some are in the neighboring Islands of Adventure.

Both parks — and their respective Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions — will be involved in a photographic scavenger hunt.


Radcliffe in a fast-sequenced Quidditch match.
Radcliffe in a fast-sequenced Quidditch match.

I'm not going to make it there, but in case you can still make it, I wanted to inform you of the awesome news.


Will you be going?


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