Harry Potter fans can never get enough of the Wizarding World. Though it may be difficult (er, or impossible) for us measly muggles to re-create spells, one thing we can bring to life is the food and drink mentioned in the books. Though...Show More Summary
We recently got a look at the inner workings of how J.K. Rowling mapped out Harry Potter, and now we're taking a look at the secrets of the Wizarding World fandom. Let's use the term "secret" loosely, though, because if we're being honest,...Show More Summary
A while back, I pointed readers to Ayn Rand’s version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, helpfully published by The Toast’s Mallory Ortberg. It satisfied those of you who never understood why Harry didn’t slough off his legions of parasitic friends. Now, The Toast brings us the conclusion to the series, in which Harry’s […]
Many of us who are now raising kids grew up along with Harry Potter. It would have been impossible for the wizarding world imagined by J.K. Rowling not to have had an impact on us, and that impact surely extends to our lives as parents, not just to our occasional temptation to whisper 'expecto patronum' to ourselves on bad days. Show More Summary
A pair of subtle but significant changes to how Universal Studios Hollywood issues annual passes may signal just when the movie theme park plans to open the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016.
Just a few months after Universal Studios Japan launched its new Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction, the park has now announced that they are moving forward in building a new destination all together. Click To Continue Readi...
Soon, Hobbiton will have some competition for those coveted Lord of the Rings tourism dollars. After the success of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and other movie theme parks, it comes as no surprise that Middle Earth is getting a park of its own. Show More Summary
By Robert Niles: It feels as though we can almost taste the Butterbeer as construction continues on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. The arch leading into Hogsmeade Village is complete, and we can see the frame of Hogwarts Castle's astronomy tower behind it. Show More Summary
For years, the world has wondered if Kim Kardashian is a wizard; after all, she managed to morph a sex tape scandal into a billion-dollar celebrity career Now, finally, the answer is clear: Yes, Kim is the long-lost sister of Draco Malfoy of House Slytherin (perhaps heir to the Chamber of Secrets). Show More Summary
The world of Harry Potter is a magical place filled with Quidditch Matches, Dementors, Wizards, House Elves, Centaurs, Deatheaters, and more. There are so many impossibly awesome things it may seem hard to think that any of them could be real. Show More Summary
As few of you may recall, Universal Studios reported a spike in revenue with the construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade several years ago. It appears that the new Diagon Alley addition of the theme park is proving to be as magically profitable. The Chicago Tribune tells of a 38% increase in...read more!
By Bryan Wawzenek: An interesting thing happened on my recent visit to Universal Studios Japan. After the park gates opened, the vast majority of visitors sprinted to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter before the land was closed for timed ticket entry only, as I expected. Show More Summary
Aww, how sad! Michael Gambon is probably best known to the wizarding world for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films (except the first two, in which the character was portrayed by the late Richard Harris). [ Related: Harry Potter's Robbie Coltrane Hospitalized ] But the multiple award-winning actor has been tearing up the boards [...]
By Bryan Wawzenek: On a recent trip to Osaka, my wife and I decided to swing by Universal Studios Japan to learn what all this ?Wizarding World? fuss was about. Oh, who am I kidding? USJ?s newly added Wizarding World of Harry PotterShow More Summary
In 2012, J.K. Rowling released The Casual Vacancy, her first novel to take place outside the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The book’s sales were very good; its reviews were not. Still, Rowling’s name is strong enough to weather aShow More Summary
When it came to creating authentic live entertainment for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, the folks at Universal Orlando Entertainment really went by the book. "Which book?," you ask. "Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secret." A single sentence from that 1998 J.K. Show More Summary
J.K. Rowling's fascinating notes for Harry Potter revealed - Tech 9 style rules for girls with small busts - Fashion Real-girl nightstands to inspire your bedroom decor - Home Over the pill? Facts about nonhormonal birth control - Love...Show More Summary
The park has seen 10 million visitors so far this financial year, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction the big draw. read more
Though we haven't seen a new Harry Potter book since 2007, we remain die-hard fans. We've been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, share Dumbledore's wisdom on our phone cases, and have even gotten inked up in the name of the Boy Who Lived. Show More Summary
J.K. Rowling is someone that has given people so much with Harry Potter and the entire wizarding world that she created for him and his friends. Some have wondered though if there were all types of wizards at Hogwarts, and now Rowling has come forth and admitted that there were indeed both Jewish and gay J.K. Show More Summary