Monday 26th Nov 2018
For the festive season, visitors to Singapore’s Changi Airport will be greeted by a magical Wizarding World experience spread across the airport’s three terminals as they explore inspired versions of Hogsmeade Village, Diagon Alley and Newt Scamander’s Menagerie.
If you’re one of those people who quite likes a trip to the airport (guilty!) then you’re going to be in awe of what is going on at Singapore’s Changi Airport. From now until mid-February, areas in the airport’s three terminals have been transformed with setups inspired by a variety of iconic locations from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts - titled A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi Airport.
Harry Potter Christmas Tree at Changi Airport pic.twitter.com/OM5mvF7mBY— L.A. 👑 (@elle_eigh) November 25, 2018
This first-of-its-kind collaboration with Warner Bros. sees the airport’s Terminal 3 Departure Hall now themed after the wintery wonders of Hogsmeade Village, complete with a backdrop of Hogwarts castle. Along with a Hogwarts Express-inspired train, fans can also watch out for festive snow and light shows taking place.
Also in Terminal 3 is where you’ll find an interpretation of Diagon Alley, with intricate facades of shops like Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Quality Quidditch Supplies and Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions all present. There’s also an opportunity to dress up in Hogwarts robes and capture a GIF-able moment in front of a magical mirror. If you know your Expelliarmus from your Stupefy, there’s also a chance to try out your spell-casting skills, too, thanks to the Wand Challenge.
And with the Quaffle Toss, visitors can now try out their Quidditch skills, as they throw Quaffles through a series of moving hoops.
Thanks to the Fantastic Beasts films, all we want for Christmas is a Niffler. At Changi Airport this season, you can partake in an interactive giant Niffler game, as well as capture other Instagram moments with other magical creatures with a visit to Newt Scamander’s Menagerie in the airport’s Terminal 1.
The excitement continues at Terminal 2’s Departure Hall – where you’ll find a Whomping Willow-esque installation. Thankfully, it won’t try and swat you away with its branches. Instead, you’ll be able to snap a selfie or two (there’s even a famous blue car in its branches).
It’s fair to say waiting around in an airport just got all the more magical. Let’s just hope people don’t miss flights from all the distractions!
A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi Airport runs from November 2018 to mid-February.