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2019 Harry Potter celebration cancelled as Wizarding World works on new attractions

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Sep 10, 2018

Hey Harry Potter fans, would you like to hear the good news or bad news first? Don't worry, either way it'll be magical, because new updates are coming to Hogwarts.

The annual fan celebration at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter won't be happening in 2019. But don't worry, there's a pretty good reason — something new is brewing at the Orlando theme park. A new thrill ride and other yet-to-be-announced experiences are coming to The Wizarding World, which will keep the celebration event from taking place.

Currently, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida at Universal's Islands of Adventure has several fun rides in the Hogsmeade area, like the small roller coaster "Flight of the Hippogriff" and "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey," a full experience inside of Hogwarts that allows attendees to feel like they're flying above the castle.

For the last five years, fans have flocked annually to the three-day Harry Potter celebration at Florida's Wizarding World for panels with talent, special concerts, and behind-the-scenes looks into the theme parks. The celebration gave fans a chance to get a more in-depth look into the world J.K. Rowling created, and to interact with other fans as well. And all for the price of admission.

Hopefully the new additions will more than make up for the missed celebration. After all, can't we celebrate Harry Potter year-round? In the meantime, care to speculate on what the new thrill ride should entail?

(via Cinema Blend)