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• Event On the last Saturday before the Christmas Holiday, there is a Hogsmeade trip. Along with an unspecified number of fourth-through-seventh years, all the third years besides Harry are allowed to go to the village to enjoy themselves and do some Christmas shopping. (PA10) Thanks to his invisibility cloak and the… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Terrortours is a wizarding travel agency (DP3). Details Located at 59 Diagon Alley, Terrortours advertises that they offer “action holidays for the wizard family with a sense of adventure!” Holidaymakers who book with them are warned that the company accepts no responsibility for anything that happens to their customers… Read More
• Security A waterfall that can be released over the track at Gringotts that has the effect of washing away all enchantment, all magical concealment. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 —… Read More
• Character Tom was the bald, toothless, gloomy old innkeeper of the Leaky Cauldron (PS5, PA3, PA4). He was succeeded by Hannah Abbott (OBT/CH). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:… Read More
• Event Young Tom Marvolo Riddle receives a wand made of yew wood with a phoenix feather core at Ollivander’s before he starts at Hogwarts (PS5). Harry Potter’s holly wand also had a phoenix core, making them “brother wands,” and leading to the Priori Incantatem effect years later in the Little… Read More
• Character Mallory Twiddle wrote a letter to the Daily Prophet, complaining that Gringotts was using Sphinxes to guard its high security vaults (DP1) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:42 —… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops An upscale clothing shop located in Diagon Alley. After encountering Harry, Ron, and ‘mudblood’ Hermione in Madam Malkin’s, Narcissa and Draco Malfoy took their business to Twilfitt and Tattings instead (HBP6, Pm). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More