Harry Potter fans in New York City can soon have the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which returns to Discovery Times Square this holiday season.
Since its run in New York City in 2011, Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been significantly updated with artifacts from the series including the final film, and will include a few select holiday themed surprises, according to Discovery Times Square (DTS).
This new stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition’s return to North America after a year-long international tour. Opening date and ticketing information will be released in the upcoming weeks.[ Also Read: J.K. Rowling to Launch Harry Potter Reading Club ]
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films.
Original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, will be on display for the first time along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios Japan, in partnership with Warner Bros. and Universal Parks & Resorts, announced that they will be bringing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Japan, marking the global expansion of this themed entertainment experience that started at Universal Orlando Resort nearly two years ago. (Read: Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Coming to Japan)
“From the moment visitors step inside Harry Potter: The Exhibition, they are immersed in the incredible world depicted in the blockbuster films,” said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Returning to New York, the exhibition will give the legions of fans and visitors from around the world yet another special opportunity to experience the magic of Harry Potter this holiday season in Times Square.”
Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor common room—and more.[ Also Read: Harry Potter Magic for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals… ]
The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, and now experiencing a successful run at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands through September 30, 2012.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition tours major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City’s first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world’s defining cultures, art, history and events.