This summer, visit 'Potter' film settings

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 16 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 June, 2011, 12:00am
 

Calling all witches, wizards, squibs and muggles. From Saturday to July 17, for the first time in Asia, the public will be able to visit sets from the Harry Potter films, as parts of Times Square in Causeway Bay are transformed into Diagon Alley and Platform 9 3/4.

Fans are excited already. 'It sounds amazing and I can't wait!' says Brian Lee, 16, an avid Harry Potter reader who plans to come dressed as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. 'I've always wondered what it would be like to shop like a Hogwarts student in Diagon Alley.'

At the open piazza, visitors can enter Platform 9 3/4and board the Hogwarts Express, the train that takes young witches and wizards to the legendary school. For those preparing for the new school year, head to Diagon Alley in the second-floor atrium. Visitors can browse Ollivander's wand shop to cast spells with motion-sensor wands, and see moving photographs in the windows of Flourish & Blotts bookshop. The wizarding newspaper, The Daily Prophet, as well as the actual Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt broomsticks and costumes that appeared in the films will be shown.

Anyone showing up in witch or wizard costumes will receive a set of Harry Potter postcards, which can be stamped with the four Hogwarts house seals, and don school robes.

Please note: Times Square will not be held responsible for injuries caused by luggage trolleys or owl cages on Platform 9 3/4.

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