LONDON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Special Event Hosted by Warner Bros. to Feature Three Days of Cast Member and Filmmaker Appearances, Autograph Signings, Q&A Sessions and Film Screenings
Universal Orlando Resort announced today that a special UK holiday package will go on sale this Sunday the 31st of July that will give guests the opportunity to attend "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films." This special event will be hosted by Warner Bros. and will celebrate a decade of movie history by allowing fans to share their love for the Harry Potter films. The event will take place from Friday, 11 November to Sunday, 13 November, at Universal's Islands of Adventure, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
During this special event, guests can celebrate their favourite memories and stories of Harry Potter with filmmakers, cast members and fellow fans. While all theme park guests will be able to enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter during their visit, only a limited number of guests and those who buy a special event package will have access to exclusive benefits such as:
- A spectacular evening gala in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Autograph signings with stars from the Harry Potter films
- Q&A sessions with Harry Potter filmmakers and cast members, along with the creators of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Screenings of all eight Harry Potter films - including "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Part 2" - at the AMC Universal
Cineplex 20 in Universal CityWalk. Access to the screenings can be
added to the holiday packages for an additional fee.
Throughout the three-day celebration, guests will also be able to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter films come to life. They will enjoy experiences such as soaring above Hogwarts on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, sipping Butterbeer in Hogsmeade and being inside Ollivanders and seeing a wand choose its wizard.
The primary way to participate in celebration events is by purchasing a Universal Orlando special holiday package. Packages are extremely limited and go on sale at 5 p.m. on Sunday the 31st of July in the UK. There will be additional ways for a limited number of people to participate in celebration events. Stay tuned for more details.
UK packages for "A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" are only available with Virgin Holidays, Universal Orlando Resort's exclusive holiday partner. For more information on how to book one of the limited number of packages available, visit http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/celebration.
Premier Package - Starts at £1,299 per person
Holiday Package for A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films - 7-nights accommodation at selected hotels - Return Virgin Atlantic flights to Orlando, Florida - Universal 3-Park Bonus Ticket - More time to enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter http://www.virginholidays.co.uk/wizarding-world-of-harry-potter with Early Park Admission starting at 6 a.m. - Reservation to one in-park Harry Potter talent Q&A session (one per person) - Commemorative pin (one per person) - Harry Potter Blu-Ray set (one per room) - Reservation to one in-park Harry Potter cast member autograph session - Admission to the exclusive night time gala event on Sunday, 13 November - Breakfast at the Three Broomsticks
A CELEBRATION OF THE HARRY POTTER FILMS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO-2
Universal Orlando Resort
There are many ways to enjoy your holiday in Orlando - but there is only one Universal Orlando Resort. It is a completely separate destination featuring two theme parks, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a night time entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you are part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. You can be courageous, be outrageous - and be extraordinary.
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Harry Potter continues to be a global phenomenon. Each of the seven books by author J.K. Rowling has broken sales records, with the series to date having sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide, distributed in over 200 territories and translated into 70 languages The first seven Harry Potter films, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, have grossed more than $6.4 billion at the box office worldwide, making Harry Potter the largest-grossing film franchise in history.
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