Wizards, witches, and yes, even muggles can explore 30,000 square feet, interacting, climbing, and playing their way through the Wizarding World, feeling as if they are part of Harry’s world. Don’t miss out on your chance to embark on an incredible journey to Hogwarts™ on the Magnificent Mile until Labor Day!
“The response to Harry Potter: Magic at Play’s debut in Chicago has been overwhelmingly positive amongst both longtime Wizarding World fans and young fans discovering this world for the first time,” said Stacy Moscatelli, Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer of OGX. “We can’t wait to share this special experience with first-time and return visitors alike at Chicago’s beautiful Water Tower Place.”Step into a magical universe and discover the fascinating Wizarding World of Harry Potter™! Get your tickets now!
Guests of Harry Potter™: Magic At Play will begin their journey at 4 Privet Drive at a stunning replica of the Dursley residence, right before they reach a slew of photo ops at the famous King’s Cross St. Pancras Station. It’s a must to snap pics at the famed Platform 9 ¾™ and in front of the Hogwarts Express™.Embark on a magical journey to Hogwarts™. Accio adventure!
Next, you can climb in a boat just like first-year students and journey to Hogwarts™. You’ll be mesmerized as soon as you step inside the great hall with tons of floating candles, enjoy walking through the portrait hall, and of course, get sorted into your house.
After class, you’ll want to blow off some steam with some activities, so venture to the Quidditch games to discover the sport, find your ideal position, take lots of spectacular photos, and play several other fun games too.
Before heading out, make a stop to the gift shop on the main floor, which is open to the public. Scoop up exclusive merchandise like the Harry Potter™: Magic At Play wand, t-shirts and capes celebrating your house pride, hats, and more! Finally, don’t miss the Butterbeer shop because it wouldn’t be a Harry Potter™ experience without trying it!
The experience lasts around 90 minutes, but guests can go at their own pace if they want to explore for longer. Premium tickets are also available, which include priority entry, an exclusive Magic at Play tote bag, an Owl Post 3 postcard set to recount your experience to family and friends, and an item/coat to check.
This adventure has enthralled guests of all ages, with one reviewer saying, “Magic at Play had the best parts of the London studio tour brought to Chicago. It’s not just for Children, it’s for the kid inside of everyone.” Another fan loved how you could explore Magic at Play at your own pace.
Harry Potter:™ Magic at Play has already received five-star reviews from attendees who have experienced this exclusive event in Chicago.
Molly L. – “Such a great experience! All of the staff members were fun, inviting, and helpful. My family and I had a blast! 10/10 would recommend!!”
Jen B. – “Thank you for not overselling each time slot. It was wonderful to enjoy the exhibits without being too crowded.”
Isa L. – “I really enjoyed the experience as a whole. It was truly magical. My favorite part was going through the classroom floor and potions.”
Want to see more of the experience? Check out Magic at Play’s Instagram here!