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As you all have surely heard by now, this weekend, Siam Paragon shopping centre unveiled something quite magical for Bangkok Potter fans: an officially licensed Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts) retail experience.

Beyond the mind bending reality that you could buy a wand at Ollivanders, a real Hogwarts House scarf or a life-sized Hedwig or Niffler plushie right here in Bangkok, the even bigger excitement for diehard Potterheads stemmed from the appearance of two Weasleys at the launch of “Christmas in Wizarding World” on Sunday—Fred and George Weasley, AKA James and Oliver Phelps, the actors who famously portrayed the magical twins in all eight of the Harry Potter movies.

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James and Oliver Phelps introducing the special Harry Potter themed retail experience at Siam Paragon

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A pile of House scarves

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A couple of plushie Nifflers sitting casually amongst Hogwarts scarves and Platform 9 3/4 tumblers

 

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Ollivanders

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Inside Ollivanders

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Wands from both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts storylines are available for purchase at Ollivanders, such as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Queenie and Newt's... as well as the hallowed Elder wand

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A mini Quidditch pitch

 

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Honeydukes

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Knickknacks galore!

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The grand unveiling of "Christmas in Wizarding World"

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Oliver and James Phelps

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James and Oliver among Thai fans

Thailand Tatler attended the press preview of this wizarding themed shopping experience a day ahead of the launch and we’re not going to lie: seeing Fred and George against the backdrop of Hogsmeade right before our eyes sparked up our Potter fever. So in case you were dying to know, here’s the Thailand Tatler team Hogwarts House breakdown:  

Gryffindor

"Brave. Courageous. Chivalrous. Daring. Bold."

Matt Wilde (features editor)
Patraporn Peekawitsanuporn (digital content and strategy manager)
Thanyathorn Mateekusonton (digital media sales executive)

Slytherin

"Cunning. Ambitious. Resourceful. Determined. Shrewd."

Mika Apichatsakol (head of digital/digital editor)

Ravenclaw

"Intelligent. Wise. Sharp. Individual. Witty."

Naphalai Areesorn (editor-in-chief)
Nicharee Phatitit (lifestyle writer)
Veerachai Charoenjai (graphic designer)

Hufflepuff

"Loyal. Patient. Fair. Hard-working. True."

Prijayanat Kalampasut (lifestyle writer)
Alisa Mekmanee (deputy editor)
 

Also, a fun fan trivia for you: did you know the James and Oliver Phelps are not in the same House in real life? While Oliver is indeed a Gryffindor like his character, George Weasley, James scored Hufflepuff on the Pottermore sorting quiz.

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Oliver and James Phelps wearing their "true colours".

Here's a clip of James talking about Thai fans at the press conference for "Christmas in Wizarding World". For more clips, visit our Youtube channel

The "Christmas in Wizarding World” Harry Potter-themed shopping experience is located on the 1st floor of Siam Paragon and is open daily during mall hours (10am-10pm) until March 2, 2018.

Admission is 100 baht and session booking is recommended. Visit siamparagon.co.th to make reservations or to learn more.  

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