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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando Resort)

Type: Themed area
Open date: July 8, 2014
Status: Operating




The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Hollywood)
Type: Themed area
Open date: 2016
Status: Under construction



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Type: Film
Release date: November 18, 2016
Status: Pre-production

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I think this fandom went wrong the moment fans began…

I think this fandom went wrong the moment fans began...



I think this fandom went wrong the moment fans began congregating in echo chambers. We all like to hang out with people who share our beliefs—but when it’s just the same opinions being repeated over and over, people add onto those opinions until they morph into something awful and illogical. Take the two Snape camps, for instance. The anti-Snapers said “Snape was horrible and I don’t like him” until it became “Snape was worse than Voldemort and James deserves a medal for bullying him.” The pro-Snapers said “Snape was great and I love him” until it became “Calling Lily a Mudblood was no big deal and she would have easily forgiven him for that.” Neither opinion has any real basis in canon, but since neither camp tolerates dissent, there’s no one to challenge those bizarre ideas. 

I have an idea, though. Next time you see a confession that gives you a knee-jerk reaction (“Snape was awful,” “Snape was amazing,” etc.) pause. Read it again. Try and see it from the perspective of the person who wrote it. You’ll probably still disagree, and that’s okay, but your disagreement will be more informed and balanced than it was before. And as you try to understand this person you might consider your enemy, know that they might be doing the same thing for one of your confessions. 

New Globus Mundi Store at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando



Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

After a few weeks of construction around the House Elf Placement Agency, a new store was revealed at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. Just around the corner from the Wands by Gregoravitch shop (and across from the Carkitt Market stage where Celestina Warbeck performs), fans can now visit a new ‘travel agency’ Globus Mundi – latin for World of the Globe.

Here’s an old look at the House Elf Placement Agency. While the ‘office front’ was a cool backdrop for witches and wizards on social media, it wasn’t a featured attraction or ‘store’.

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Here’s a look at the new store front cleaned up, repainted, and sporting an street-cone orange decor. It definitely stands out from the rest of the store fronts in Diagon Alley.

Take a closer look at the rest of the store behind the cut!

In the books, we got a taste of what travel was like in the wizarding world from the Hogwarts Express departing Platform 9 3/4 to Hogwarts, the floo network, flying by broomstick, and apparating. Here, with a closer look at the windows, flyers show there’s even more ways to travel – all kinds of tours and deals witches and wizards can make no matter how they want to jettison around the world.

The travel agency provides plenty of services for wizards and witches:

  • Knight Bus Complementary Tepid Cocoa with Every Advanced Ticket Acquisition
  • Broom Tour City Breaks to Cork, Antwerp, Helsinki, Gothenburg, Bratislava, and Edinburgh
  • Express Silver Service Worldwide Wizarding Schools – Durmstrang 20 min. Castelobruxo 45 min. Uagadou 45 min. Mahoutokoro 1hr
  • Water Creature Guided Tours – Exclusive Sightings Arranged – The Loch Ness Monster – The Kraken – Mermaids & Mermen and More!
  • Heading West? We Assist with Wand Permit Applications Bonafide MACUSA Authorised Agents
  • Apparition Tours – Muggle London

On the other side of the store’s windows was a glowing display of the New York skyline – very retro!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter travel posters

The Globus Mundi store is pretty small, but like everything else in the wizarding world theme parks, there’s plenty of detail to catch your eye. The first is a shelf with new products like house theme backpacks alongside vintage-styled travel posters.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter travel posters

Wizarding World of Harry Potter travel posters
It’s fun to get a different view of the wizarding world from the Amazon to Japan…while we’ve ‘visited’ Scotland (where Hogwarts is located) and New York (in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) before.

Harry Potter Family Broomsticks

Glance upwards on the wall and you’ll see an advertisement for Fambus Station Wagon – a whole family can fly in style with this extended broomstick. I wonder if the Weasleys ever tried it…

Harry Potter Family Broomsticks

You can get a closer look at what the Fambus Station Wagon looks like on the actual ceiling.

And there’s no missing this big wall of clocks that are counting the minutes away in wizard communities around the world – New York, Paris, Beijing, London, Sydney, Berlin. The decor is complete with a dash of the iconic Harry Potter stars from the books too.

Further into the store you can see even more details like a second floor filled with desks and world globes, the ticket office (or cash register), world flags, and travel information.

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The travel agency has some pretty great merchandise with the store’s insignia on it including t-shirts, passport holders, mugs, and hoodies. Most of the other merchandise is Hogwarts or house-themed. 

Globus Mundi is an interesting choice for a new store since it’s not tied to a stand-out moment in the Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts series so far. But the store gets a lot of from guests who love the merchandise and the mystery of what it stands for. As the Fantastic Beasts series starts to take us further around the world than we’ve been before, it’ll be interesting if more international collectibles come along. If you’re looking for another amazing shop to visit at Diagon Alley in Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, be sure to check out Globus Mundi. 

Globus Mundi Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Johnny Depp speaks for the first time about involvement in ‘Harry Potter’ series, playing Grindelwald, casting controversy — Harry Potter Fan Zone

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Johnny Depp speaks for the first time about involvement in ‘Harry Potter’ series, playing Grindelwald, casting controversy Johnny Depp speaks for the first time about involvement in ‘Harry Potter’ series, playing Grindelwald, casting controversy

Actor Johnny Depp has spoken publicly for the first time about his involvement in the Harry Potter series, playing dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in both Fantastic Beasts and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, Depp spoke of his love for the Harry Potter series, bringing the character of Grindelwald to life, and controversies surrounding his casting.

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald

Were you a Harry Potter fan at all before all this?
I read the books when my kids were smaller and watched the films with them. The books were superb. What J.K. [Rowling] delivered is really a difficult thing to do as a writer — to create a whole new universe and a set of rules. And you pick it up in one fell swoop in the first book and first film. It’s a whole lot of information and I was amazed — you never felt like you were being slathered with exposition or being condescended to. It’s good literature and great writing in its own right.

You’re known for having a hand in creating your characters. We only got to see him briefly in the first film, did you have any say in his initial appearance?
I had an image in my head of the guy. The beauty of J.K. and of Yates is they put trust in me to a degree. J.K. and I had some really nice talks and I had some ideas and she just said, “I can’t wait to see what you do with him.” It was beautifully left as this open gift.

Another controversy surrounded your participation in the film. The director, studio, and Rowling issued statements of support. What was that like for you, and is there anything you’d say to fans on the fence about seeing the film?
I’ll be honest with you, I felt bad for J.K. having to field all these various feelings from people out there. I felt bad that she had to take that. But ultimately, there is real controversy. The fact remains I was falsely accused, which is why I’m suing the Sun newspaper for defamation for repeating false accusations. J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that’s why she has publicly supported me. She doesn’t take things lightly. She would not stand up if she didn’t know the truth. So that’s really it.

Read the full interview over at Entertainment Weekly.

Castium Revelio: Put On Your Red Shoes and Dance into 2019!

Helena Bonham Carter in Netflix season 3 of “The Crown”


There’s plenty to celebrate in the first Casting post of 2019! Put on your dancing shoes and help us celebrate in this Potter-centric edition. Castium Revelio!

It might have escaped your notice due to the holidays, but Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) celebrated her birthday on December 28. Her fellow cast members from Downton Abbey wished her well, including a new cast member from the upcoming film continuation of the series. Take a look at the birthday wishes featuring Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)!

 

 

Harry Potter Cast & Crew

Netflix released new photos from the highly anticipated new season of The Crown, featuring Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) as Princess Margaret. Bonham Carter takes over the role from Vanessa Kirby, who previously portrayed the younger version of Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of the show.

The new season is slated for an early 2019 release on Netflix.

Dawn French (the Fat Lady, Prisoner of Azkaban) recently appeared on Sky One to talk about the third season of her sexy series, Delicious. French portrays chef Gina Benelli, who finds herself still having an affair with her married ex-husband, Leo, a successful hotelier who has stolen many of her recipes to build his own career as a celebrity chef. If you’ve not seen the series, here’s a brief glimpse of what they get up to.

 

 

French and costar Emilia Fox chatted with Sky One about what fans can expect in the new season, what the most important ingredient of the series is, and why the series is so intelligent.

 

 

 

 

Delicious can be viewed via Sky One.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) is just about as cool as we always thought he was. As announced this week, Oldman has lent his voice to narrate the David Bowie mobile app, and he felt honored to have done it:

This brings the amazing David Bowie Is exhibition to a wider audience. It’s great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.

Available starting on January 8, the David Bowie Is augmented reality app allows fans access to the David Bowie Is exhibition’s costumes, videos, original works of art, and hand-written lyrics that had previously been on display up until July of 2018. Included in this new virtual reality version of the exhibition will be new and never-before-seen items that are exclusive to the app. You can check out the full press release here.

 

 

Oldman will also be returning to an award-winning role. The news broke on New Year’s Eve that Oldman would once again play Winston Churchill, a role that earned him an Oscar after 2017’s film Darkest Hour. He revealed his plans for two Churchill projects in a Radio 4 interview for Today:

I’ve only scratched the surface. I think that there’s another chapter here. Maybe a movie, maybe something on television.

The second project is a short story written by Churchill in 1947, in which the author is visited by his father’s ghost, and he must attempt to explain all that has happened to him in the years since his father has passed.

I’ve been working with Randolph [Churchill’s great-grandson] and I’ve adapted, with their kind permission, the short story ‘The Dream.’ I’ve been talking about maybe doing it as a sort of two-hander onstage.

Dame Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) is starring in BBC One’s political drama Years & Years as Vivienne Rook, a member of parliament (MP) who is branded by series creator Russell T. Davies as “one of that new breed of politician – an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster and a terror.” The six-part series is due to air on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on HBO in the United States. Here’s the series synopsis and a first look at Thompson in her role as Vivienne Rook:

As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.

 

 

Another first look this week from the BBC brings us brief glimpses of the new fare to be found on the network in 2019, and it features some very familiar faces. In the preview, we see the clips from the second season of Killing Eve, starring Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) and Henry Lloyd-Hughes, who portrayed Roger Davies in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (he’s in only one Killing Eve episode, darn it!), which will premiere on April 7 on BBC America. We also see the newest season of Peaky Blinders as well as the new psycho-thriller series MotherFatherSon, starring Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) as Kathryn alongside Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) as Walter. Kelly Macdonald (the Grey Lady) is also featured in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it clip as Sarah in Girl/Haji, which tells the story of a detective from Tokyo coming to London in search of his missing brother, who has been accused of murder.

Other dramas listed near the end of the preview that feature previous Potter cast members are Gentleman Jack, which tells the story of Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hallstars, and stars Gemma Jones (Poppy Pomfrey) as Aunt Anne Lister; a new version of The War of the Worlds that will feature Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) as an artilleryman; The Dublin Murders, which we told you about last month and stars Killian Scott from the C.B. Strike series; Summer of Rockets, a television miniseries following a Russian inventor and his family living Britain after the Cold War, starring Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) as Lord Arthur Wallington, Dame Maggie Smith‘s son Toby Stephens as Samuel, and Keeley Hawes from The Casual Vacancy as Kathleen Shaw; and a television miniseries version of Les Misérables that features David Bradley (Argus Filch) as Gillenormand and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Pontmercy.

Watch with us below!

 

That wraps this week’s MuggleNet Casting News. How excited are you about all the drama to be seen in 2019? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a message on Facebook, by sending us a tweet, or by commenting below. Tell us which project you are most looking forward to and why!

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando Resort)

Type: Themed area
Open date: July 8, 2014
Status: Operating




The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Hollywood)
Type: Themed area
Open date: 2016
Status: Under construction



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Type: Film
Release date: November 18, 2016
Status: Pre-production

DAILYPOTTER

DAILYPOTTER


// A B O U T • U S

This blog is a fan page about the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. Here you will find everything you need to know and remember this story how it deserves. Graphics, quotes, news, and so much more. We will never let the magic die.
We track #dailypotter
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Established: September 2010
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Owner: reyynas
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So on Christmas morning, I was visiting my family with my dog….

So on Christmas morning, I was visiting my family with my dog....



So on Christmas morning, I was visiting my family with my dog. And he kept running into the next room, barking as if someone was there. I soon realized he was trying to get my parents’ dog to jump up and investigate so he could take her spot on the sofa, and if that’s not pure Slytherin right there then I don’t know what is.