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
Though it’s been over seven years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Potter enthusiasts’ interest in the wizarding world remains as strong as ever. In a public Twitter chat with her readers, J.K. Rowling took the...
It's easy to feel like a wizard in a world of muggles when you're Jewish at Christmastime. J.K. Rowling gets it. So she was quick to reply when a Jewish fan tweeted at her with the following urgent question about wizard religion: @jk_rowling my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. Show More Summary
The Harry Potter universe didn't end with the publication of the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Since 2011, J.K. Rowling has hidden new updates to the wizarding world on Pottermore, her website that explains and enriches the history, technology, and lineages of the characters we've come to love. Before J.K. Rowling releases another feature on... More »
The last volume of the Harry Potter series was published in 2007, but author J.K. Rowling has returned to the wizarding world several times since. Most recently, she completed the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as confirmed by producer David Heyman. Show More Summary
Starting today, November 21, Universal Orlando Resort began serving hot Butterbeer to guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They were generous enough to offer some of the first Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks visitors complimentary cups of the new beverage. Show More Summary
It’s not often that Muggles get bragging rights over wizards, but today is one of those rare days. Universal Orlando has just announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now serving hot butterbeer, in addition to their regular offerings of cold and frozen butterbeer. Show More Summary
Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan get into their Gryffindor gear in these new Twitter photos! The One Direction cuties surprised fans by dressing up in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park on Tuesday (November 18) at Universal in Orlando, Fla. Louis shocked fans while working as an attendant on one of the rides, and [...]
If you've got a Harry Potter-loving muggle in your life, then consider your holiday shopping done. There are so many amazing items for fans of the wizarding world, from cute key chains to more high-end items like crystal balls and magic wands. With lots of options at every price point, you'll be sure to cast a spell with one of these goodies.
We’ve all seen wizards playing quidditch on broomsticks in the “Harry Potter” films, but these days, quidditch is a very real sport on college campuses across the world. The new documentary “Mudbloods” explores the root of the sport’s growth from a fantasy on a book page to a real-life hobby with its own World Cup. [...]