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Universal Studios Diagon Alley Expansion Open Today

Posted by: Mel
July 08, 2014, 10:25 PM

The Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios Florida opened to the public today and, as expected, Harry Potter fans flocked to the park to see it:

Parkgoers stood in a snaking queue for at least two hours to get into the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley. Many then joinedContinued...

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Emma Watson Announced as Goodwill Ambassador

Posted by: Mel
July 08, 2014, 10:18 PM

UN Women has announced that Emma Watson will be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador to promote gender equality:

“We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women.Continued...

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New Harry Potter short story from JKR

Posted by: Catherine
July 08, 2014, 03:27 PM

As she promised at the beginning of Pottermore's Quidditch World Cup coverage, J.K. Rowling has published a Harry Potter short story. Like most new material from the Potter Universe, this short story has been posted on Pottermore as extra content. However, this time the new content is a short story of HarryContinued...

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Ginny Potter Will Comment Live on the Quidditch World Cup Final

Posted by: Mel
July 07, 2014, 08:42 PM

Ginny Potter will be reporting live from the Patagonian desert for the Quidditch World Cup final match: Brazil versus Bulgaria. The match will take place on July 11th and Ginny will be joined by a "familiar face" in the journalist's enclosure:

It’s Brazil versus Bulgaria for the 2014Continued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Semi-finals: Bulgaria vs. Japan

Posted by: Mel
July 06, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results of the last semi-final match, Bulgaria versus Japan, can now be read on Pottermore. Go to the Daily Prophet section to see which team will be advancing and which team will be playing the USA for third place.

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Semi-finals: Brazil vs. USA

Posted by: Mel
July 05, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results of the first semi-final match, Brazil versus USA, are in! Go to the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore to see which team will be advancing to the final round.

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Will be Shot at Leavesden Studios

Posted by: Mel
July 03, 2014, 08:49 PM

Though we know that the first film will open in New York, the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trilogy will be shot at Leavesden Studios in the UK, where all of the "Harry Potter" films were made:

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and WhereContinued...

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Pottermore Updated with Ludo Bagman's Take on the Quidditch World Cup

Posted by: Mel
July 02, 2014, 08:42 PM

Ludo Bagman is apparently still up to his old gambling ways, as Pottermore has been updated with new writing from J. K. Rowling concerning Bagman's take on the betting odds of the current Quidditch World Cup. You can see a quick breakdown of his opinion on the four remaining teamsContinued...

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Dan Radcliffe to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Posted by: Mel
June 20, 2014, 08:45 PM

Dan Radcliffe is among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015:


“We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fansContinued...

Star-Studded Wizarding World of Harry Potter Red Carpet Event Celebrates Diagon Alley

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2014, 09:51 PM

With less than a month until Diagon Alley's official July 8th opening, Universal Orlando kicked off the celebrations with a bang. Rolling out a red carpet across the London facade and welcoming media from near and far, they set up a livestream consisting of interviewsContinued...

Diagon Alley July 8th Opening Plus New Details

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2014, 03:29 PM

It finally happened. After two years of construction, months of guessing at dates, and weeks of false positives, Universal Orlando has finally given us an official opening date. The Today Show aired the announcement this morning, ahead of the red carpet event happening tonight. It's finally official:Continued...

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Video: Magic Windows in Diagon Alley Expansion

Posted by: Mel
June 17, 2014, 09:20 PM

As part of the Diagon Alley expansion, Universal will be selling wands that guests can use to cast spells around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When standing in certain areas, using the wands will result in a magical reaction in the Diagon Alley storefronts. Watch Bonnie Wright and JamesContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Japan vs. Nigeria

Posted by: Mel
June 10, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results for the Japan versus Nigeria quarter finals match are now available to read on Pottermore. Additionally, news on the return of Liechtenstein's mascot, Hans the augury, was posted last night in the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore.

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Food Options in Diagon Alley Expansion Revealed

Posted by: Mel
June 09, 2014, 08:44 PM

More details on what you can expect to eat - and drink! - at the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios Florida have been revealed. The menu for the Leaky Cauldron appears to be traditional British fare, while the drink options veer more into the magical and fantastical. Read here or below forContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Bulgaria vs. Norway

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:50 PM

The results of the very brief match between Bulgaria and Norway are now available to read on Pottermore. Go to the Daily Prophet section to see which team is advancing.

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