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Attention Muggles: The Gringotts Ride Is Almost Here!

Attention Muggles: The Gringotts Ride Is Almost Here!

Originally posted 05/14/2014 01:35PM

Hang onto your broomsticks and raise a glass of butterbeer, Harry Potter fans: A thrill ride through Gringotts wizarding bank is coming almost as fast as you can say wingardium leviosa.

On Tuesday, Universal Orlando announced details of the new attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, which will anchor a newly expanded Diagon Alley area of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

While no opening date for the public has been announced – though VIP invitations have gone out for June 17-20 – it is expected to be sometime this summer.

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Online Hogwarts Courses Now Available for Tech-Savvy Muggles

UpdatePosted 04/15/2014 02:30PM

Online Hogwarts Courses Now Available for Tech-Savvy Muggles

Originally posted 04/15/2014 01:00PM

If you, like so many others, have vainly waited years for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry central to the Harry Potter franchise, then you're in luck.

Hogwarts is now offering online courses.

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Daniel Radcliffe on Long Locks: 'I Have a Whole New Sympathy for Women' | Daniel Radcliffe

UpdatePosted 02/24/2014 08:00PM

Daniel Radcliffe on Long Locks: 'I Have a Whole New Sympathy for Women'

Originally posted 02/24/2014 01:00PM

Harry Potter is under there somewhere.

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5 Harry Potter Characters Hermione Should've Married Instead of Harry or Ron | Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

5 Harry Potter Characters Hermione Should've Married Instead of Harry or Ron

Originally posted 02/05/2014 09:00AM

According to J.K. Rowling, Hermione made the wrong choice: In an interview conducted by actress Emma Watson, the young-adult author admitted that she regretted pairing off the brainy mudblood with Ron Weasley, a goofy ginger, instead of heroic warrior of destiny Harry Potter.

"For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron," Rowling said in the pages of British magazine Wonderland.

While we would hardly dispute an author's right to meddle with her work after publication, Rowling is, quite frankly, wrong.

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J.K. Rowling Confesses: Hermione Should Have Ended Up with Harry

J.K. Rowling Confesses: Hermione Should Have Ended Up with Harry, Not Ron

Originally posted 02/02/2014 12:20PM

Hold on to your Sorting Hats, Potterheads: J.K. Rowling has just rocked your world.

In a new interview, the Harry Potter author, 48, admits she regrets not having Harry and indispensable friend Hermione Granger get together at the end of the series, rather than Hermione and fellow BFF Ron Weasley.

Rowling's interviewer? None other than Hermione herself, AKA Emma Watson, who played the brainy heroine in all the Potter films.

"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," Rowling tells Watson for the latest issue of Wonderland, a UK magazine the actress guest edited this month. (Excerpts of the interview were just published in the UK Sunday Times.) "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."

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Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

Originally posted 01/24/2014 02:55PM

Since Universal Orlando Resort's Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in June 2010, its two rides, shops, restaurant and pub have been jam-packed with visitors – making the overcrowded acreage seem ripe for expansion.

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Emma Watson Gets the Approval of Boyfriend Matt Janney's Family

Emma Watson Gets the Approval of Boyfriend Matt Janney's Family

Originally posted 01/16/2014 09:55AM

Emma Watson hasn't been dating Matt Janney for very long, but she's already cast a spell over his family, who are excited about the new relationship.

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Emma Watson Dating Oxford Rugby Star

Emma Watson Dating Oxford Rugby Star

Originally posted 01/10/2014 10:00AM

Emma Watson has cast her spell on a new man.

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