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"Harry Potter, The Exhibition" to Open in New York City on the 5th April 2011 Before Going International

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Posted by: Rosi
March 10, 2011, 04:24 AM

Harry Potter, The Exhibition will stop next in New York City for five months from the 5th of April this year until the 5th of September. A press release issued by Warner Bros. announces that the exhibition will open at Discovery Times Square as the tour's last North American stop before it goes international:

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street), through the website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866) 987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.
You can read the full press release below:
Harry Potter fans in New York City can rejoice, as they will soon have the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Discovery Times Square on April 5, 2011. The previously unscheduled stop in New York City will serve as the tour’s final North American destination before going international. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at DiscoveryTS.com, at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 1 and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2, will be on display, along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

“From the moment they step inside, visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition are immersed in the fantastic world brought to life in the blockbuster films,” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “New York is the perfect location for our last stop in North America. We think fans will be thrilled to have one more opportunity to experience firsthand the magic of this incredible exhibition.”

Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor™ common room—and more.

“We are pleased to offer east coast fans this bonus destination of the exhibition, all housed within the perfect venue,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES. “There is no better way to celebrate the imagination and creativity of the Harry Potter film series than to actually walk among the iconic costumes and props that helped bring the world of the films to life.”

“We are excited to present New York residents and visitors with this special presentation of Harry Potter: The Exhibition designed specifically for a venue of this magnitude. We’ve saved the best for this last stop - this finale will be the biggest and most magical,” said James Sanna, president of Discovery Times Square.

In addition to Harry Potter: The Exhibition’s additional North American tour stop, fans will also be eagerly awaiting the April release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 on Blu-ray™ combo pack and DVD and the much-anticipated theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in July.

The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston and then to Toronto and is now back on the East Coast due to popular demand following a wildly successful run in Seattle. The exhibition tours major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and runs through Monday, September 5, 2011. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office, through the website www.DiscoveryTSX.com or by phone at (866) 9.TSXNYC (866) 987-9692. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.
Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the heads up!

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52 Comments

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31 Points

I went to the Seattle one 5 times. Going to see it multiple times was such a good thing as sometimes we missed things on the first go around and saw new things set up. My hubby was really into everything. We dressed up almost every time.

Posted by cleothyla on March 10, 2011, 05:11 PM report to moderator
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It’s an awesome exhibit! HAVE FUN!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on March 10, 2011, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

Wow, is this exciting! New York is a place I can get to. Maybe the same day as I go to see “How to Succeed in Business.”

Posted by SybilT on March 10, 2011, 05:36 PM report to moderator
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30 Points

I honestly don’t understand why this never came to the southern half of the country. Really, there are HP fans down here too, and not all of us can afford or have the time for a trip like that.

Posted by QuidditchChick82 on March 10, 2011, 07:15 PM report to moderator
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56 Points

I finally know what I am gonna do for my birthday! :)

Posted by shipleyweasley on March 10, 2011, 10:07 PM report to moderator
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187 Points

Just Got my tickets online! Way to go Leaky! Thanks!!!

Posted by crikeyhunter on March 10, 2011, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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46 Points

oooo i went to the Seattle one and it was SO COOL! i really want to see it again… i may just have to squeeze that into my schedule, even if it is all the way across the country.

Posted by Ogg_the_Groundskeeper on March 11, 2011, 01:41 AM report to moderator
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great it is staying in th US a it longer, but wish it woulkd have gone south for a bit.

Posted by Rosie016 on March 11, 2011, 01:39 PM report to moderator
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Go and see it if you live in New York! I saw it in Toronto and it was great, very interesting stuff on display!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on March 11, 2011, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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103 Points

I think im going :))) its close :D

Posted by mistypaws5 on March 11, 2011, 04:59 PM report to moderator
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368 Points

Wow… I was soooo mad that there wasn’t going to be a stop in New York, but now there is and I’m soooooo going!

Posted by Free Elf on March 11, 2011, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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“Before going international” Well? Come on then. Where? When? How many European countries? Surely not only Britain, but mainland Europe as well? Aagh. Just three words, to tease the non-Americans.
Why is it all in the States anyway? Wizarding World, The Exhibition… I mean, I think it’s nice for the American fans, but we would like some things like that, too, you know.

Posted by Tarana on March 11, 2011, 05:24 PM report to moderator
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27 Points

I too was really hoping it would come to Philly (then I would have gone every weekend) but I’ll make the trek out to NYC once now…Can’t miss this one!

Posted by ca93 on March 11, 2011, 06:24 PM report to moderator
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Sounds amazing !!!!

Posted by maddison R-O-A-R on March 11, 2011, 07:41 PM report to moderator
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Aaaah! This is good timing, for I am going to New York this summer!

Posted by Rachel Ravenclaw on March 11, 2011, 08:09 PM report to moderator
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