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Harry Potter cast members talk to the media at Universal Orlando celebration

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If you attend A Celebration of Harry Potter this weekend, you'll have a chance to take part in panel discussions with some of the cast members. The sessions take place on both Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, at Islands of Adventure, and they're included with your park admission.

However, on January 24, the cast came out for a special chat with the media, which you can see in the video accompanying this article. Please ignore the jerkiness in the beginning, as that stops after the first couple of minutes.

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) were all on hand to field questions about what it was like to work on the movies and how it feels to see that world come to life at the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks.

The cast members also appeared for fans on the main stage in front of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster for a big event kickoff. Despite chilly temperatures, they were on hand for a 90 minute discussion that included answering questions sent via social media and previewing some of the new merchandise that will be available at Diagon Alley when it opens later this summer.

They'll stick around for the whole weekend, with presentations on both Saturday and Sunday. Get in line early, as these talks are very popular and reach capacity for each show. To see what you can do at the expo part of the celebration, jump to this article.

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