During the LeakyCon Harry Potter fan conference, presented by The Leaky Cauldron, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, after hours! The Harry Potter fan conference runs from July 13-17th in Orlando, coinciding with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. II.
Open only to conference attendees, the “Open at the Close” event will allow fans to explore the Wizarding World from 10PM to 1:30AM on July 13th. Admission to the special event is not included with LeakyCon attendance, and must be bought separately at LeakyCon.com. Tickets are $120 per convention attendee, and $125 if purchased after June 1. My understanding is that they’re already half sold out!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and shops will be open; there will be shows from the Frog Choir and TriWizard guests, and more. Buy sweets in Honeydukes, get your wand from Ollivander’s, send mail from Hogsmeade, and unlimited free Butterbeer and Pumpkin Juice!! Universal will also be providing a special meal including Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Coddle, Soda Bread, Strawberry Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Pumpkin Tarts and other traditional British fare.
This sounds like an amazing event with a very limited attendance. LeakyCon reports that 2,000 tickets will be available for the “Open at the Close” event, with approximately 3,000 attendees at the LeakyCon conference. They said “if” there are any tickets available after June 15th, that attendees will be able to buy tickets for guests and loved ones. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.
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