Here’s a reason to travel to Macao this year — they’re now home to the Asia Pacific premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition, an interactive touring exhibition that brings the magic and mischief of the beloved Wizarding World to the region.
It looks like Potterheads have one more thing to be excited about in 2024, given that this is touted to be one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever presented on the franchise, as it spans more than 30,000 sq. ft., with over twenty celebratory galleries, held at The Londoner Macao®.
Currently available in the global cities of New York, Barcelona and Munich, the experience is created and developed by Imagine Exhibitions in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and EMC Presents. It previously debuted in Philadelphia over a year ago, and has welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors through its delightful doors.
As expected, visitors will be able to enjoy iconic moments from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, though it’s also up-to-date enough to include scenes from the Broadway production Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
To make each guest’s experience even more personalised, you’ll be given an exhibition wristband that supports the immersive design and technology throughout the experience, including selecting a Hogwarts House, picking a wand, and performing the Patronus charm. Competitive folks among us (or, Slytherins) will also enjoy earning points for their house across the numerous activities.
Highlights throughout the exhibition include the the Great Hall Gallery, complete with floating candles; experiencing Hagrid’s Hut and his oversized chair, alongside The Forbidden Forest and its slew of magical creatures; and an educational tour around the Hogwarts classrooms where one not only gets to spot iconic props, but also partake in brewing potions, potting a mandrake, and deterring a boggart using your own wand in Defense Against the Dark Arts class. You’ll even be able to slurp down a delicious cup of Butterbeer!
Over at the gift shop, because of course there’s one, visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be privy to themed merchandise that includes apparel, jewellery and edible treats, and on top of that, exclusive pieces not available at any other Wizarding World experience.
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Harry Potter: The Exhibition, open daily, 11am – 7pm at The Londoner Macao®. Tickets are priced from HKD/MOP 218 for adults and HKD/MOP 168 for children, available for purchase at macao.harrypotterexhibition.com and cotaiticketing.com. Visit here for more information.