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With Diagon Alley just around the corner, Universal hosts wand combat class

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With Diagon Alley set to open this summer at Universal Studios Florida, the park appeased wizarding fans in the meantime with A Celebration of Harry Potter. This event included an expo with exhibitors like Scholastic and Pottermore.com, as well as various presentations featuring some of the actors and various topics related to the films.

Who hasn't watched the movies and wondered what it would be like to be in a duel or get involved in wand combat? Some lucky fans at the celebration got to find in person in the Dueling Demonstration and Wand Combat Master Class with choreographer Paul Harris.

Click the video accompanying this article to peek in on the class, held at Islands of Adventure. Not only did the participants get to learn from the world's only official Wand Combat Coordinator, but they got a special treat: a visit from Mark Williams, also known as Arthur Weasley, himself.

Williams wasn't the only celebrity on hand at Universal Orlando Resort for the event weekend. Jump to this article for a video of the morning question and answer session with movie cast members, or click here for a video of the afternoon session.

If you'd like an overview of the entire celebration, including the expo and discussion panels, jump to this article.

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