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WWoHP opening just days away; new details on Friday’s festivities

With the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter fast approaching (only three days!), we’ve been learning more and more about Universal Orland’s plans for Friday’s unveiling:

  • Universal Orlando has announced via Twitter that legendary film composer John Williams will help grand open the park.
  • The actual Knight Bus featured in the films has been shipped from the U.K. and is now on display in the park.
  • Fans can watch the grand opening celebrations unfold live at this link.

To learn more about the park, click here! And to all of our readers who are attending the grand opening: enjoy!

Happy Birthday, Andy McCray!

Please join me in wishing HPFZ’s webmaster Andy McCray a very happy twenty-first birthday (June 14)! Andy, we truly appreciate the commitment that you have made to this site and its visitors. Even as you grow older and near graduation, you show relentless enthusiasm toward improving HPFZ and the fandom as a whole.  We raise our butterbeers to you on this day, and wish you the very best in your future endeavors. Happy birthday, mate!

‘The director shouts cut for the very last time’

Principal photography for the two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films wrapped today (June 12), marking “the end of an Era” in the words of Warwick Davis. He tweeted:

The end of an Era – today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ – ever. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! x …and goodbye Griphook!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will hit theaters on November 19 of this year, with the second part bowing on July 15 of next year.

‘Deathly Hallows’ footage shown at MTV Movie Awards

A brand new teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts one and two was shown last night at the MTV Movie Awards. Check it out below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMYUGowrKcY

HP cast visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Emma Watson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Robbie Coltrane and Matthew Lewis recently visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida.

See Hagrid’s Hut at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal has sent over a photo of Hagrid’s Hut from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida. Check it out below. The theme park opens on June 18.