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Harry Potter™: The Exhibition about to begin international tour in Sydney

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Harry Potter fans across the U.S. can still visit Harry Potter: The Exhibition and step inside the famous wizard’s magical world, only through September 5 at Discovery Times Square.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.DiscoveryTS.com, at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.

The exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling on to Boston, Toronto and Seattle. Harry Potter: The Exhibition’s stay in New York City serves as the tour’s final North American stop before embarking on an international journey, kicking off in Sydney, Australia.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Parts 1 and 2, including Helga Hufflepuff’s gold cup, the sword of Gryffindor and the Invisibility Cloak, are on display, along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to ensure the best date and time. General public admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition is $26 for adults; $23.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free. VIP passes are also available for $49.50. For additional information, please visit the website.

About Discovery Times Square
Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City’s first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world’s defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, DTS has featured a renowned line-up of exhibitions including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop, King Tut: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs and now on display, Pompeii The Exhibit. Located at 226 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues) in the crossroads of the world, Discovery Times Square is produced and managed by Running Subway Productions. Stay up-to-date with Discovery Times Square and find out more about the latest exhibitions by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

About Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Las Vegas-based Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading provider of exhibition, event, and retail marketing services. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including the International CES, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, Genzyme, L’Oreal, and Simon Property Group. For more information, visit www.ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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