Matthew Lewis opens new broomstick experience


June 20, 2024

Matthew Lewis, aka Neville Longbottom, stopped by Harry Potter New York to launch our magical green screen broomstick experience! The brand-new addition to Harry Potter New York whisks fans straight into the wizarding world, embarking on an adventure to have a photo taken flying over the enchanting scenes just like the cast while filming the movies.


The enchantment doesn’t stop there. For additional excitement (no Cheering Charm needed) fans can marvel at a collection of new-to-the-store props from the Harry Potter films, including the Philosopher’s Stone, the Time-Turner Necklace, the Nimbus 2001 broomstick and wands from legendary witches and wizards like Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius Black, Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy.

“With a new season upon us and Harry Potter New York’s third anniversary earlier this month, this is the perfect time to give fans new ways to explore and celebrate the wizarding world,” said Joel Gonzalez, Executive Director, Flagship Retail Operations. “From a unique broomstick photo opportunity where visitors can emulate the cast in the movies to a new collection of authentic props and additional store offers, there is something special for everyone to enjoy.”

Whether soaring alongside the Knight Bus or chasing the Golden Snitch in an exciting Quidditch match, witches, wizards and Muggles alike will get to experience the thrill of flying a broomstick and uncover the magic that brought the movies to life. Fans can choose from a variety of photo and video packages* available for purchase for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

*Packages must be purchased per person. All photographs and videos are subject to availability.