This week is the VIP & Media Preview Week for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando has opened up the preview for all to join in!
While this event is not open to the public, Universal Orlando has given fans front row seats with in-depth highlights, along with live webcasts featuring stars from the Harry Potter films. While hundreds of media and VIPs from around the globe descend on Universal Orlando Resort for this invitation-only event, you can enjoy all the highlights wherever you are!
Here’s a preview of some of what you’ll find on the Universal Orlando blog and online this week, along with all the social media contacts your Harry Potter-loving feed could want.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
LIVE The Diagon Alley Red Carpet Event — Join the stars of the films on the red carpet with an exclusive live webcast with host Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent for Fandango.
Click here to watch the webcast Wednesday at 8pm EST
Off The Carpet — After the event is over and the red carpet has been rolled away, Universal Orlando will have exclusive photos from behind the scenes for you.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
LIVE All Aboard: A Journey on the Hogwarts Express with Oliver and James Phelps — Staring at 12pm EST, James and Oliver Phelps (who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) will share with you their trip on the Hogwarts Express. Start at Hogsmeade Station, join them in their carriage for the ride, and finish up at King’s Cross Station in London.
Click here to watch the webcast Thursday at 12pm EST
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
LIVE Behind the Bricks: A Tour of Diagon Alley with Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis & Alan Gilmore — At 3pm EST, head into Diagon Alley with Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films), Matthew Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films) and Alan Gilmore (Art Director of the Harry Potter films and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). Get your first look at some of the incredible establishments and amazing details of every wizard’s favorite part of London.
Click here to watch the webcast Friday at 12pm EST
STAY CONNECTED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Throughout the entire week, you can follow along with #DiagonAlleyPreview on the official Universal Orlando social channels:
Harry Potter Film Talent
Bonnie Wright @thisisbwright
Evanna Lynch @Evy_Lynch
Domhnall Gleeson @DomhnallGleeson
Matthew Lewis @Mattdavelewis
James Phelps @James_Phelps
Oliver Phelps @OliverPhelps
Warwick Davis @WarwickADavis
Tom Felton @TomFelton
Host for The Diagon Alley Red Carpet Event (Wednesday, 8–9pm)
@davekarger Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent for Fandango
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