Harry Potter Cast Reunite To Celebrating Opening Of New Ride At Universal


A bunch of the Harry Potter cast relived their Hogwarts school days this week as they reunited to mark the opening of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Ride, a new rollercoaster at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area of Universal Orlando.

Warwick Davis, who played Charms teacher Professor Flitwick across the movies, shared a selfie with many of his former students on Twitter. Namely, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).

“So fun to reunite with my ‘students’ from #Hogwarts at @UniversalORL for the opening of ‘Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure’,” Davis wrote in a touching, tongue-in-cheek caption. “They are all quite ‘charming’!”

Davis shared scenes with four out of these five stars from the first movie in the franchise, 2001’s The Sorcerer’s (or Philsopher’s) Stone, onwards. Lynch then joined the cast in the fifth film, The Order of the Phoenix, as fan favorite Luna. Memorably, Davis’ character was completely redesigned for The Prisoner of Azkaban, with Flitwick’s elderly appearance and wild silver hair and beard swapped out for short dark hair and a mustache.

Grint and Felton spoke to EW on the night of the event as well and revealed that they’d be more than up for returning as different characters – possibly as the fathers of Ron and Draco – for a theoretical new adaptation of the original novels by J.K. Rowling. Such a thing does sound likely in our age of reboots and Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, has even said that he thinks a do-over of the franchise will happen in time. And it’s something he also wouldn’t rule out being a part of.

For now, though, Harry Potter fans still have the next three entries in the Fantastic Beasts series to go.