Harry Potter: Room of Requirement
“It is a room that a person can only enter when they have real need of it. Sometimes it is there, and sometimes it is not, but when it appears, it is always equipped for the seeker’s needs“
Worry not! At Unplugged Expo, you can experience the magical Room of Requirement for yourself. The room will transform itself throughout the day to deliver new tests, puzzles and challenges for you to take part in. It all starts with the house sorting ceremony.
Some of the events to expect:
Legend has it that the hat once belonged to one of the four founders, Godric Gryffindor, and that it was jointly enchanted by all four founders to ensure that students would be sorted into their eponymous houses, which would be selected according to each founder’s particular preferences in students.
Come early and be sorted into the venerable houses and discuss strategy with your team! Will you be Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin?
Do you know Harry Potter? (10:30am -11AM)
If you’re a serious Harry Potter fan, now’s your chance to prove it. Those who are fully immersed in J.K. Rowling’s magical fandom should be able to get most of these without having to use a Smart-Answer quill, but answer carefully! Some of them are tricky…
All 4 houses compete for the chance to get to wand selection!
Every Flavour Bean (11am – 11:30am)
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are one of the most popular sweets in the wizarding world. They are almost the same as muggle jelly beans, except the range encompasses every flavour imaginable. There is also no way of telling for sure what flavour any given bean is without tasting it, although you can try and guess by the colour.
Trivia with a twist as incorrect answers might result in consumption of beans that taste like grass, dirt, vomit, earwax, boogers or baby wipes!
Mandragora (11:30am – 12pm)
Whenever unearthed, the Mandrake root screams. The scream of a mature Mandrake when it is unearthed will kill any person who hears it, but a young Mandrake’s screams will usually only knock a person out for several hours.
Take turns pulling out Mandrake. If it screams, you lose!
The Ministry (spearheaded by Dolores Umbridge) created new educational decrees to suppress and outlaw behaviour of which the Ministry did not approve, some of which would outright expel the students found to be in transgression of.
Inscribe your own decrees on the wall. What will you come up with?
Potions Class (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Potions is a core class and subject taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this class, students learn the correct way to brew potions. They follow specific recipes and use various magical ingredients to create the potions, starting with simple ones and moving to more advanced ones as they progress in knowledge.
Similarly join our resident professors and brew your own magical potions.
Hunt for the Horcrux (1:30pm-2pm)
A Horcrux is an object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality.
Teams from each house will scour Unplugged looking for the 7 Horcrux needed to destroy Voldemort and his evil minions! First team to find all the pieces and return to the headmaster win the right to gather their wands.