Discover the Magic: Exploring Chicago’s Harry Potter Experience

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Laboratory of Witchcraft and Wizardry Magic

Attention all Harry Potter fans! You’ll be thrilled to know that Harry Potter: Magic at Play has arrived in Chicago, offering a magical experience that’s the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing the world of Harry Potter in real life

Wizarding Harry Potter World in Magic at Play
Wizarding World Harry Potter in Magic at Play

Located at Water Tower Place on 835 Michigan Ave in Chicago, Illinois (zip code: 60611), this immersive experience brings the beloved Wizarding World to life like never before.

Magic Tubes Lamp
Magic Tubes

Spanning three floors and covering 30,000 square feet, this immersive experience takes visitors on a captivating journey, from the humble beginnings of Privet Drive to the grandeur of Hogwarts.

Hogwarts Potions-Making Room - Magic at Play Chicago
Hogwarts potions-making room – Magic at Play, Chicago,

Created in collaboration between Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Original X Productions (OGX), Harry Potter: Magic at Play aims to engage both young fans and their parents, summoning a sense of wonder and excitement that will leave you spellbound.

Harry Potter Magic at Play Chicago Experience
Harry Potter Magic at Play Experience, Chicago.

The adventure begins at 4 Privet Drive, the Dursley family’s home, where visitors can explore the now-iconic bedroom under the stairs.

4 Privet Drive Magic at Play Harry Potter
4 Privet Drive Magic at Play

At King’s Cross St. Pancras Station, the Hogwarts Express awaits, and guests can snap photos at Platform 9 ¾. But the real magic happens inside the attraction.

Hogwarts Photo for memory
Hogwarts Memory Photo

The boathouse recreation takes guests across the Great Lake and to the gates of Hogwarts, while inside the Great Hall, twinkling candles and house banners create a truly enchanting atmosphere.

Magic Room in Wizarding World
Magic Room in Harry Potter Wizarding World

And for a truly unforgettable photo opportunity, guests can even sit beneath the Sorting Hat.

Magic at Play Hogwarts Sorting Hat Harry Potter
Magic at Play Hogwarts Sorting Hat

Magic at Play has been designed to cater to the youngest Harry Potter enthusiasts, providing an interactive and hands-on experience that encourages visitors to play and explore.

Magic Tea Fountain Attraction
Magic Tea Fountain

With activities ranging from mixing potions in Hogwarts’ classrooms to levitating feathers with wands in Charms, there’s something for everyone.

Potions Cabinet at Hogwarts
Potions cabinet at Hogwarts.

The creators of the attraction wanted to give parents an opportunity to introduce their children to the beloved stories and characters, and Magic at Play allows families to do just that.

Harry Potter Magic at Play Quidditch Arena
Harry Potter Magic at Play quidditch arena.

Visitors can even test their Quidditch skills, experiencing the thrill of each position.

Quaffle Pitch Experiencing
Quaffle Pitch

The Forbidden Forest has just opened its gates, offering an enchanting experience like no other. With a lantern in hand, you can explore the forest and encounter formidable foes along the way. But don’t worry, you can discover the power of the Patronus that lies within you!

Molly Weasley Quote for Harry Potter
Quote by Molly Weasley from the movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.

Hagrid’s pumpkin patch is another stop along the way, where you can listen for his presence in his hut. And finally, you’ll find yourself in a maze where surprises await – including encounters with “fantastic beasts“.

Cornish Pixies - Magic at Play Chicago
Cornish Pixies – magical creature, Magic at Play Chicago.

The experience caters to all ages, with children crawling through the roots of the Whomping Willow and sliding around the Weasley homestead, The Burrow, while parents observe from nearby seating. Don’t miss out on this magical adventure in the Forbidden Forest!

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Harry Potter Magic At Play
Harry Potter Magic At Play Experience

Lego, the beloved toy company, has once again partnered with Magic at Play to bring Harry Potter fans an exciting new experience at their latest attraction, The Lego Mirror of Erised.

The Lego Mirror of Erised
Attraction The Lego Mirror of Erised

This interactive exhibit allows visitors to create your own minifigure, selecting everything from hair color to their Hogwarts house.

LEGO Harry Potter – Characters and Minifigures
LEGO® Harry Potter – characters and minifigures.

What’s more, visitors can use spells such as “Lumos!” and “Immobulus!” to watch their Lego self move and perform enchantments in the magical mirror.

Wizarding World Lego with Magic at Play
Wizarding World Lego

Lego’s commitment to innovation in play has once again proven that there are endless possibilities when it comes to bringing imagination to life.

Magic Fly Lego Car
Magic Lego Car

The Wizarding World experience in the Midwest just got even better with the introduction of Butterbeer at the Butterbeer Bar. Whether you prefer it in a bottle or on draft, you can now indulge in the iconic drink that has become a staple for every visitor to the Wizarding World.

Wizarding World - Magic at Play Chicago
The Wizarding World of Hogwarts – Magic in Play Chicago.

But that’s not all – the experience also includes a shop filled with magical merchandise, and an Owl Post stop where visitors can send postcards to their loved ones.

Hufflepuff Merchandise
Hufflepuff merchandise – Magic at Play Chicago.

And the best part? Even without a ticket to the experience, anyone can still enjoy the shopping and Butterbeer offerings.

T-shirts with Gryffindor Emblems
Gryffindor Emblems

You can now purchase tickets starting at $37.50 for adult and $29.50 for children nine and under. This immersive experience will transport you into the enchanted world of Harry Potter.

World of Harry Potter  Magic at Play
World of Harry Potter Magic at Play

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore themed party rooms and enjoy various private celebration options, including full venue rentals for corporate events and holiday parties.

Themed party rooms – Magic at Play, Chicago.

And if you’re a die-hard fan like us, don’t forget to check out the exclusive merchandise available only at Magic at Play.

Harry Potter Souvenir Cup - Platform 9 3/4
Souvenir Cup – Platform 9 ¾

Located within Chicago’s Harry Potter: Magic at Play experience, the souvenir shop offers an array of enchanting items that make for great graduation gifts or unforgettable mementos.

Harry Potter Graduation Gifts and Souvenirs
Graduation Gifts and Souvenirs

Here, fans can find an array of captivating items to bring the wizarding world into their daily lives. From Magic at Play logo mugs and platform-themed mugs to a delightful platform necklace, visitors can sip their potions and wear their love for Harry Potter proudly.

Magic at Play Logo Mugs
Harry Potter Magic at Play logo mugs

The shop also offers a selection of t-shirts, magnets, and baseball caps featuring the iconic Gryffindor and Hogwarts emblems.

Magic at Play Magical Merchandise
Magic at Play magical merchandise.

For those seeking warmth and style, Hogwarts sweatshirts and knit socks are available, alongside a range of Spinmaster Wands for aspiring wizards.

Hogwarts Embroidered Crewneck Sweatshirt
Hogwarts embroidered crewneck sweatshirt.

Not to be forgotten, the shop caters to fans of Slytherin and Ravenclaw houses, with mugs, scarfs, t-shirts, and socks adorned with their respective emblems.

Hufflepuff and Slytherin Merchandises
Hufflepuff and Slytherin merchandise – Magical at Play Chicago.

While the Magic at Play shop offers a fantastic selection, those looking for even more options can explore the vast world of Harry Potter souvenirs on Etsy. From intricate artwork and handcrafted jewelry to collectibles and clothing, Etsy has great deals for Harry Potter lovers.

Slytherin and Gryffindor Long Banner Flags
Official Harry Potter banners of Slytherin and Gryffindor houses.

I recently found a fantastic Personalized Couple Heart Harry Fan Gift on Etsy with a 30% discount. For personalized school spirit scarves, head to Personalization Mall. With these options, fans can find the perfect souvenirs to commemorate their magical journey through the wizarding world.

20% Off Harry Potter Witharding World
20% Off Harry Potter Witharding World

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you won’t want to miss the magical world that awaits you at Harry Potter: Magic at Play in Chicago.

Pantry Experience at Hogwarts
Hogwarts Pantry Experience

From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll be transported to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and surrounded by enchanting sets that will make you feel like you’re truly living and breathing in the world of Harry Potter.

Flasks with Magic Potions - Magic at Play Chicago
A magic potion every step of the way in Harry Potter: Magic at Play, Chicago.

And for the young and young at heart, there are interactive activities that delight and engage, igniting the power of imagination and rekindling the magic of play. This exhibit is a must-see for anyone who wants to step into a world of wonder and enchantment.

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