Dateline takes you to Universal Orlando this week as we look back at the Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. We were lucky enough to attend this magical event and have some stunning photos to share.

We sat in on a Q&A with the actors from the films. Here is Viktor Krum, played by Stanislav Ianevski.
Next up were Fred and George Weasley, played by the Phelps brothers.

Ginny Weasley, played by Bonnie Wright.

The cast shared some great stories about how much they enjoy visiting the Wizarding World at Universal, as it is much more realistic than the sets they worked on!

Next up was the opening ceremony of the event, which was star-studded, and concluded with a live orchestra playing music from the films synced to the movies.

We were then shuttled over to Hogsmeade, where we got to see the first public showing of the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.

This show uses high-tech, cutting-edge projections to display all four Hogwarts houses on the castle.


There are two shots of fireworks during every show.

The show is narrated by the Sorting Hat.

Overall, this show is a little short, but a ton of fun. The projections and music are spectacular. It has to be short, because if it weren’t, the congestion in the area would get very difficult to deal with.

This celebration is always one of the best weekends of the year at the resort. It is amazing to see the enthusiasm the Potter franchise continues to elicit from the fans. I certainly think it all warrants Universal continuing to expand the Wizarding World. What about you?