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Spellbound in Seattle: Harry Potter Magic at Play – A 2023 Interactive Experience for Kids and Adults

Harry Potter Magic at Play Seattle Bellevue Girl posing with her wand at the interactive Swish and Flick exhibit where a feather will slowly raise up in a glass container

Step into a world of magic and enchantment at the Harry Potter Experience in Seattle, located at The Shops At The Bravern in Bellevue. This immersive attraction is the perfect destination for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Whether you’re a die-hard Potterhead or a curious Muggle, the experience promises endless excitement, photo ops, and fun for the whole family.

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The Magic Begins

This unforgettable experience is perfect for all witches and wizards, young and old. Get ready to explore over 13,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that celebrate your favorite places and moments from Harry’s adventures. So come on down and don your best Hogwarts robes, it’s time to unleash your inner witch or wizard! Don’t miss out on this magical journey from Privet Drive to Platform 9¾™. The Harry Potter™: Magic at Play exhibit is only here in Seattle until May 2024, so don’t hesitate and book your tickets today.

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Books and Outfits

Hey there! If you’re looking to revisit the wonderful world of Harry Potter and get a refresher on the series, we have just the thing for you! We highly recommend the Harry Potter illustrated editions, especially for young readers. With J.K Rowling’s amazing storytelling and Jim Kay’s stunning illustrations, you’re in for an enchanting reading experience that both new and old fans will appreciate. These lavishly illustrated full-color editions are perfect for kids who are just starting to dive into the magical universe of Harry Potter. We hope you enjoy rediscovering the magic of Hogwarts!

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  1. Disguise Harry Potter Hermione Granger Girls Costume
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    We've got the perfect costume for your little magician. We choose the Hermione costume for daughter, which features a fully-printed schoolgirl uniform that made her look and feel just like her favorite Harry Potter character. Add this awesome outfit to your cart and let the magic begin!

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  2. Wizarding World Harry Potter, 12-inch Spellbinding Harry Potter Wands
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  3. Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses Knit Gryffindor Scarf & Pom Beanie Set
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    Have you ever wanted to show off your love for Harry Potter in a fashionable way? Look no further than this fantastic scarf and beanie set! Whether your heart belongs to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, you'll be able to represent your favorite house in style. Not only will you look cool, but you'll also attract the attention of all kinds of people - from muggles to fellow wizards! 

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How Do I Get There?

The Harry Potter Magic at Play Experience can be found on the first level next to Prada at The Shops at the Bravern in Bellevue, which is only a 20-minute drive from Seattle! We suggest coming early since finding your way from the underground parking garage to the exhibit can be a little tricky. If you are lucky to find yourself near the green, yellow, or purple elevator, those will bring you closest to the Harry Potter exhibit. If you made it to the red elevator like us (which was the furthest) it’s a great way to explore the shopping center as you need to walk across the second floor and loop around to the other side. So, come and explore this beautiful shopping center and make your way to the magical world of Harry Potter.

Magical Photo Ops

I hope you’re ready for a magical time and some amazing photo ops! You won’t want to miss the chance to sit under the Sorting Hat™, stand by Dumbledore’s podium in the Great Hall, and even soar through the air during a Quidditch™ match! Just wait until you see the kids conjure the Patronus Charm in the Forbidden Forest – it’s a sight to behold! Plus, having an older sibling by your side makes it even better!

Just a quick note, the digital photo packet is an add on to the general admission ticket. But the good news is that only one packet is needed per group, so everyone can get in on the fun! And don’t worry about posing – most of these photo ops are self-service, so you can take a few shots and perfect your best pose. Get ready to capture some amazing memories!

Interactive Exhibits

Once you step through the entrance, get ready to be transported into the magical world of J.K. Rowling! Explore Privet Drive, hop on the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾™, and soar through the air to catch the golden snitch. With hands-on activities like potion mixing and wand lessons, you’ll feel like a real witch or wizard in no time. 

As you make your way through the exhibit, experience magical creatures up close such as the mischievous Pygmy Puff. The Forbidden Forest is full of hidden wonders and surprises, including glowing Patronuses and scary Dementors. You’ll also find an incredible collection of props and artifacts from the Harry Potter movies that will transport you behind the scenes. For those seeking a challenge, try your hand at Quidditch or fly on a broom stick. And don’t worry about leaving the little ones behind – there are climbers and slides in the Dursley’s house, and they will have a blast exploring Hagrid’s hut too!

Butterbeer And Sweets

What an exciting day at the Harry Potter Experience in Seattle! As the day winds down, families can come together for a grand finale – a stop at the Butterbeer™ Bar to taste sweet treats inspired by the Wizarding World and shop for exclusive merchandise in the Harry Potter gift shop. I am sure your family will love to try some delicious Butterbeer, chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s ever-flavored beans, and wait for it…a chocolate wand! It’s like reliving Harry Potter’s first day on the Hogwarts Express all over again, when he bought one of everything. Don’t miss out on these magical treats – try them all!

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