A Hands-On Harry Potter Experience is Coming to Chicago
If you can't make it to Florida or California for the Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks, no worries! You can have a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter experience much closer to home!
A new pop-up experience called "Magic at Play" is headed to Chicago later on this year. The special event will take place at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue from November 11th of 2022 to May 14th of 2023. What exactly will the experience entail? The official website reads:
"Explore, climb, and play your way through three floors of fun inspired by Harry’s own adventures in discovering the wizarding world, packed with playful celebrations of your favorite places and moments."
The website also says that the experience is for all ages of Harry Potter fans, and will include "hands-on games, activities, and surprises." Guests will be able to order a Butterbeer or a treat from Honeydukes, plus make a stop at the Magic at Play Gift Shop, which will be open to the public. I cannot recommend Butterbeer enough! It's SO GOOD.
Tickets for the Harry Potter: Magic at Play experience will go on sale next Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Standard tickets will start at $37.50 for ages 10 and up, with tickets for ages 3 to 9 starting at $29.50. It's highly recommended that you buy your tickets in advance, since guests with pre-purchased tickets will take priority over walk-up customers. For more details about Magic at Play, you can check out the FAQ and join the ticket waitlist on the website HERE.