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Universal Orlando announces another Harry Potter fan weekend event

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Published: August 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Universal Orlando has announced another special weekend event for Harry Potter fans.

The event will take place at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida Jan. 24-26. Vacation packages will go on sale Aug. 22 at noon Eastern time, and will include admission to a private evening event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as well as early morning entry to the Wizarding World, breakfast at the Three Broomsticks, and reserved admission to weekend events, in addition to three nights' hotel accommodation and a three-day, park-to-park Universal Orlando theme park ticket.

Universal hasn't yet announced which Harry Potter stars will attend the January event. Here are Rupert Grint (Ron), Tom Felton (Draco) and Michael Gambon (Dumbledore) at the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in June 2010.

Packages start at $675 per person for Universal's three on-site hotels and $395 for nearby partner hotels, based on two people in a room. (Rooms at Universal's Royal Pacific, the least expensive on-site hotel, start around $225 a night in January, otherwise. And a three-day, park-to-park ticket is $159.99 per person, online, for price comparison.)

Visitors with regular park-to-park tickets during the event weekend will be able to get into the Harry Potter film tribute on Friday and, on a first-come, first-in basis, the wand masterclass with choreographer Paul Harris and Q&A sessions with the movies' cast members and filmmakers on Saturday and Sunday.

Universal also ran a Harry Potter tribute event in November 2011. You can find more information about the upcoming event on Universal's website, at www.universalorlando.com/landing/harry-potter-celebration.aspx.

So, who's going?

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From on August 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM
I bet we hear more about Harry Potter Diagon Ally and that Cabana resort. Perfect timing to beat whatever Disney next big year promotion will be.

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