Magic at Play’ Experience opens in Chicago on Friday. See Inside – NBC Chicago

Magic at Play' Experience opens in Chicago on Friday. See Inside - NBC Chicago
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Potions, butterbeer, charms, Hogwarts, the Forbidden Forest come to life in the new ‘Harry Potter: Magic in Play’ experience along the Magnificent Mile.

The interactive experience, which opened Friday, invites fans of the franchise to roam its grounds at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.

The 30,000 square foot space is filled with engaging games, exploration and sensory activations that recreate the magic of the series, from levitating a feather in a charms lesson to practicing quidditch at Hogwarts .

Butterbeer and merchandise will also be available for purchase.

“From the moment guests arrive, they are immersed in Harry’s story and actively participate in their own journey through innovative games, experiential settings, games and more,” said Peter van Roden, Vice – senior chairman of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, in a statement.

See images from the space below and get a preview tour in the video player above.

Photos: The ‘Harry Potter: Magic at Play’ experience opens in Chicago on Friday. see inside

The immersive experience, which is a production co-managed by Warner Bros. and Original X Productions, will remain open until May 14, 2023.

Standard tickets start at $37.50 for guests ages 10 and up. Passes for children ages 3-9 start at $29.50. Prices may fluctuate depending on times and dates requested, according to the event website. Children under 2 years old have free entry. Tickets are available for purchase now.

Here are the opening hours of the event:

  • Open some Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday and Thursday: noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: noon to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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