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Special New Harry Potter Event Hits Houston, Bringing the Wizarding Buzz Back

Is the Magical Night Hype Real?

BY // 03.26.19

A magical, immersive dining experience is headed to Houston — and its organizers solemnly swear they are up to no good. The Wizard’s Brunch and Dinner is set to take the Space City by storm on October 5th, bringing the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life.

It may not be quite as exciting as getting your acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Hedwig, but it’s pretty darn close. It’s time for fantastic meals and where to find them. The Boy Who Lived, the fans who ate.

Wizards, witches, muggles and squibs are welcome to attend one or two three-course meals, alongside character impersonators and fortunetellers. Participants are encouraged to wear their best robes and even bring a wand, if they want.

Don’t worry, you’ve got months and months before you have to head to Ollivanders.

There’s a daytime meal for brunch, fun for the whole family, or an adults-only dinner at night in a Great Hall-inspired venue.

Tickets are roughly $100 and first-come, first-serve. We’re not sure what they cost in galleons, sickles and knuts.

Tickets aren’t available quite yet, but you can sign up for the waiting list on the event’s website. The Wizard’s Brunch is offering three tickets to the event on Facebook, for one lucky winner who tags two friends.

The menu remains unknown. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? Hagrid’s Rock Cakes? Chocolate Frogs? Knickerbock Glory? But we’re guessing Fire Whiskey will only be available at night for the 21-and-up crowd.

It won’t be included, though — the organizers promise a cash bar on site. Riddikulus, right?

Word on Diagon Alley is Immersive Events may need to get some things sorted. And we don’t mean into Gryffindor or Slytherin. There were complaints at two separate Australian events, one in Sydney, where the tickets went for $160 to $205, and one in Brisbane, whether the tickets cost $235.

Some Brisbane ticket buyers demanded refunds. Meanwhile, some Sydney Potter fanatics claimed it was poorly organized, it featured a weird “show,” and the food was cheap and came in small portions. Other attendees claim it was a great experience.

So, do you believe in magic?

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