Break out the butterbeer: Harry Potter site goes live

harry-potter-book-coversBetter start practicing your spells, the full official Harry Potter site is now live.  If you think you know your hippogriffs from your hinkypunks, you can put your feeble Muggle brain to the test with quizzes from each book, gloss over a glossary of magical, mostly Latinate terminology, and take part in Potter polls. It might just be enough of a fix to hold you over until June 18, when Universal Studios opens the gates to their theme park. But, until then, you’ll just have to make do with this and running around your house with a stick yelling Wingardium Leviosa at your cat.


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  • darclyte

    Unsatisfied women around the world have tried saying Wingardium Leviosa to their men, but there are pills that work better.

    • SAB

      BEST. FIRST. COMMENT. EVER!

      • Erik

        At first I thought it was going to be one of those stupid sex-spam-bot comments, but then I read it again. Impressive.

      • Kelly

        Agreed

      • frank

        I second that…LOL

      • rosygogo

        Outstanding.

      • Mere

        And then ^^ (uuuuSS) had to go and post that… Oh well. Kudos to darclyte :-)

      • Bite Me

        Spammers like uuuuuSS should be sent to Askaban!

    • Amrg

      Excellent comment!! And very true. LOL

    • paige

      genius

    • estelle

      Wow…great post…still funny after the third reading

    • flower

      I am going to borrow this joke! LOL!

    • climbaz

      lol, alright that’s was funny. Good first post.

  • Celia

    LMFAO @ the first comment!! I love how many sexual innuendos, one can get out of the HP series…not that I know anything about that.
    But I went on this site and it’s a lot of fun. I took all the quizzes and felt like an idiot when I couldn’t answer most of them.

    • RaivynSkye

      You mean like “Who will milk Nagini?”

      • Celia

        Or anything dealing with a wand.
        Hermione also uses an interesting spell, “erecto” in Deathly Hallows.

  • Will

    haha nice

  • Funboy

    TRUE DAT. HARRY POTTER IS NOT REAL. DO NOT READ HIM. THOSE WHO THINK HE IS REAL ARE FRAUDED OF THE TRUTH AND WILL LIVE A LIFE OF LIES.

    • Jennifer

      He’s not real? Oh no, my view of the world is destroyed!

      • frank

        wait he’s not real… I was planning to have lunch with him and the tooth fairy later… DAMN!

      • You’re right . . .

        Harry Potter is not real. Unless one were to count the children with lightning bolts stenciled on their foreheads that will go to the park with their moms. [To say nothing of the adults who have lightning bolts stenciled on their foreheads that will go to the park … with their moms].

      • Bite Me

        Personally, I will have a Death Mark “tattoo” on my arm when I go.

      • @You’re right…

        I will be one of those adults…just sayin.

    • Kelly

      Seriously? That’s all you have?

    • Danno

      This one time I tripped and fell and scraped my knee. I didn’t cry though I was a big boy. Wait…What were we talking about?

      • @Danno

        It’s okay. It happens to everyone.

    • @Funboy

      No one thinks he’s real…idiot.

    • flower

      Oh my god!!! All this time, I thought he was real. I am crushed! My world is at an end.

    • amy

      Living the life, funboy, living the life.

    • Bite Me

      If you’re not a fan, why are you posting? Why even read the article. “Funboy” is soooo NOT fun.

  • Linda

    I rather live a life of lies than be stuck in the “real” world not knowing proper English!

  • Caitlin

    I’m really excited for the theme park. As soon as my college courses are over, I’m going to take a trip with my family to the park.

  • dizzy

    Omg, and here I was thinking he was as real as Santa Claus. It’s not nice to crush our dreams like that, funboy.

    I can’t wait to go on the website! Sounds like fun.

  • AliB

    Awesome site…i <3 Harry Potter :)

  • Rica

    Okay, maybe Harry really isn’t real, but I dated Snape in high school. What a goth!

  • DizzyG

    @darclyte Perhaps if women used the right spell they wouldn’t be unsatisfied… I suggest Petrificus Totalus instead of Wingardium Leviosa. If that fails, ditch the man and ride a broom instead!

    • Celia

      LMFAO! @ DizzyG

    • DigitalMonitor

      @DizzyG Engorgio has also been known to work wonders.

    • Celia

      Or you can just keep it simple and go with “Erecto.”

  • Sam

    EW actually posting on Harry Potter and not Twilight???
    *gasp*
    LOL
    Love the first comment.. AND the website!
    I can’t wait to go to the themepark and for Deathly Hallows part 1!

  • mawhi

    Hasn’t this site been there?

    • Celia

      It’s a new and improved version of the one they had before. I think they made it appealing to all ages and not just little kids. Some of those quizzes are hard.

      • mawhi

        that’s what I thought…

      • Zoey

        I know, those quizzes are quite the little b*tches. I really need to brush up on my Harry Potter knowledge.

  • Lola

    Dear EW: It is not necessary to do a write up on every press release that comes across your desk. What a useless website.

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