Adam Johnson, 11, Daniel Johnson, 13, and Victoria Johnson, 14, from Los Angeles recently won a trip to London, courtesy of VisitLondon.com, and embarked on the Warner Bros. Studio VIP Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. After they arrived, they were delighted to discover they were given a personal tour guide, who was none other than James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley in the films.
"Oh my God!" Victoria exclaimed as the 30-year-old actor greeted the group, as seen in a YouTube video.
Donning maroon and yellow Gryffindor scarves, the three checked out attractions such as the Hogwarts Express and the animatronic entrance to the Chamber of Secrets with James. They also walked down Diagon Alley. James also presented the kids with wands and Adam was seen riding a Firebolt broomstick.
"That's what magic means to me, the bond with family," Daniel said.
James said in a statement he had "such a great time with Adam, Victoria and Daniel, showing them around the film sets, telling them stories about when we shot the films and even teaching them a few magic tricks."
"It's easy to see how knowledgeable and passionate they all are about Harry Potter, true super fans!" he added.
The kids, whose family runs a Los Angeles charity that helps child victims of bullying, had never left the United States before their trip.
"My mom used to read the books to me and my brother and sister even before we were born," Adam said in the statement. "When I think of Harry Potter, I always think of London. Our trip was so much fun, especially meeting James Phelps, and I really wish I had a real life Firebolt broomstick so that I can fly back to London whenever I want!"
James and his twin brother Oliver Phelps played the fun-loving, prankster wizard twins Fred and George Weasley in all eight Harry Potter movies, the last of which was released in 2011. James has since then starred in small projects such as horror films, an episode of the British crime drama Silent Witness. He and Oliver also both filmed a comedy movie titled Own Worst Enemy and the TV film Danny and the Human Zoo.
In addition to the regular and VIP Warner Bros. Studio Tours, enhanced Harry Potter experiences are also available at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood, the latter of which opens on April 7.
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