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JK Rowling to Attend Harry Potter, the Exhibit?

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Posted by: sue
April 26, 2009, 07:38 AM

Following on our report from last night, previews begin today for Harry Potter, the Exhibit. NWI is giving a few new details on the event, and noted that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling reviewed the plans for the massive exhibit, which features over 200 props and sets seen in the Harry Potter films. The president of the Exhibit group is quoted as saying "Rowling reviewed the exhibit plans and may try to see the show during its five-month run. "She's got a very, very active schedule," Newquist cautioned." TLC is trying to learn more about this possible visit, and will update with more when we can.

While yesterday we learned of the new guide and photos, here, today new details about the Exhibit itself include: Fans visiting the event will be greeted by the Hogwarts Express
( "so you feel like you've arrived at Hogwarts," one source said.) Also, there will be floating candles in the Great Halls set display, Professor Slughorn's costume will be added from Half-Blood Prince, and there are to be video interviews with the special-effects teams and costume designers playing in various points of the exhibit.

Finally, the paper notes: "The museum will host Snape-worthy chemistry labs during the show's run. Children also can dissect owl pellets, and test their senses of smell and taste by sampling Bertie Bott-style jelly beans. Happily, grumpy Prof. Snape will not be in attendance to rap wayward pupils' heads. Since Warner Bros. Consumer Products is backing the exhibit, expect the show to exit into a giant gift shop."

Harry Potter, the Exhibit is taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago running April 30 - September 27 and is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. NO cameras are being allowed in the Exhibit. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged due to high demand. You can purchase tickets via this link.

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70 Comments

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280 Points

Oh I wish I could go, but as its in the USA, and I’m in Australia and my parents wont let me go, I can’t go. Why don’t they let it travil, like to the UK, where Harry Potter started and to other places, like Italy, France, Australia, Africa and many others that are great fans. Everyone wants to see it

Posted by HPfan13 on April 27, 2009, 08:04 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

I would love to try all those experiments.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 27, 2009, 11:45 AM report to moderator
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9765 Points

Fantastic! And I agree with MischiefManaged.

Posted by maera-kyrie on April 27, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!

i live abroad most of the time but hav the exhibit in the summer if u go 2 the UK!!!! or xmas. or easter!!!!!!11

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872 Points

I can’t wait to go!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 27, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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1616 Points

It would be very cool to visit while she was there

Posted by Jersey on April 27, 2009, 10:36 PM report to moderator
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2308 Points

Wish i could go!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 27, 2009, 11:46 PM report to moderator
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783 Points

if i could, i would go everyday and wait for jk rowling to go :D
but..i can’t

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on April 28, 2009, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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3121 Points

Would so love to be there, and walk in the world of HP.

Posted by DobbyWinkyKreacher on April 28, 2009, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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67 Points

OH YEAH!!! I am planning on going in August with the family in tow…. Too bad we can’t bring in cameras… Wha’s up with that?

Posted by Madam Malkin on April 29, 2009, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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