Travelling through an airport doesn’t always offer up much to explore other than a few shops and restaurants, but one airport is seriously upping the stakes with a magical new offering.
That’s because Changi airport in Singapore has been transformed into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and muggles are already going crazy for it!
Wizards and witches who’ve traded in their broomsticks in favour of aeroplanes will feel right at home at Changi, which will boast everything from Hogsmeade with the Hogwarts Express, to Diagon Alley and Newt Scamander’s Menagerie.
Done in collaboration with Warner Bros to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, fans will get to take part in a host of activities including dressing up as their favourite wizards, donning their house robes, learning to cast spells and even practice their Quidditch skills!
There are four different pop-ups spread out across Changi Airport’s three terminals, all inspired from locations from both the original Harry Potter franchise and the new Fantastic Beasts series.
For example, the airport’s Terminal 3 will be transformed into Hogsmeade where guests can look out for Zonko’s Joke Shop, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, and Honeydukes sweet shop.
Plus for an extra touch of magic, passengers will be treated to daily snow and light shows so they really feel like they’ve arrived in the Wizarding World during festive season.
Meanwhile Hogwarts students can head to Diagon Alley, where they can dress up in their house robes, capture a GIF photo in front of a magical mirror, and take on a wand challenge to put their skills to the test. (And of course, there will be plenty of official Harry Potter memorabilia to pick up too).
The sportier can try their hand at the Quaffle Toss, where you ride on a broomstick and throw Quaffle balls into a series of hoops to score points.
Meanwhile, those fascinated by the Fantastic Beasts can follow in Newt Scamander’s footsteps and play with a giant Niffler taking turns stacking shiny coins until they topple over. (Or head to Terminal 1 where you’ll find a selection of magical creatures hiding away).
Meanwhile, Terminal 2 will be home to a replica of the magical Whomping Willow – step up to take a selfie if you dare…
The Wizarding World pop-up will be running until mid-February 2019 – if you are travelling to Singapore, it’s well worth a visit – just remember you’ve still got a flight to catch amidst all of the magic!
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