What To Expect From This Year's Celebration Of Harry Potter At Universal Studios

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Universal Studios has been putting on "A Celebration of Harry Potter" for the last several years, and each year the major theme park finds extra special reasons for fans to participate. With that in mind, recently Universal Studios Orlando revealed what the theme park has planned for "A Celebration of Harry Potter 2018," and it includes a couple of fan-favorite twins. Yes, James and Oliver Phelps will be attending the next year's celebration. Here's what else we know about the big shebang.

Per an announcement from the Orlando-based theme park, the three-day event in 2018 is going to be held between January 26 and January 28. So far, Universal is confirming that Stanislav Yanevski, who played Viktor Krum, James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley, and Oliver Phelps, who played George Weasley, will definitely be a part of this year's celebration. Regardless, we should note the official announcement also mentions that more names may be surprises at the Universal Studios event.

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If you are familiar with "A Celebration of Harry Potter," you may already know that Universal intermixes fun panels with extra magical stuff going on in the Hogwarts portion of the famed theme park. There's also an expo, sort of like what a con has, in which props and more can be perused by the fans. Previous years have seen people like Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis attend, so there should be plenty to look forward to this time around. Although we will say that the Weasley twins are a huge get!

If none of that appeals to you, there are rumors--and we note again, rumors--that Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 footage could very well premiere at the event.

The official Harry Potter film Twitter also got in on the fun, confirming the Phelps news while also including a fantastic gif. Check it out, below.

If you weren't planning to head to Universal Studios Orlando this January, the good news is that the Harry Potter event is becoming a major thing for the park, and there should be more coming down the pipeline in the future. If you are interested in heading to the theme park this January for the fifth year of " A Celebration of Harry Potter," you can take a look at booking packages, here. Or, if you are like the rest of us muggles and will have to wait for the next J.K. Rowling-universe project to hit the big screen, take a look at what we know about the Fantastic Beasts sequel.

Jessica Rawden
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