This Dad Built A Harry Potter Wonderland For Charity

This Dad Built A Harry Potter Wonderland For Charity

Nora Taylor
Nov 4, 2017
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Seattle-based dad (and I'm assuming Hufflepuff—50 points to Hufflepuff!) Jonathan Chambers built an incredible Diagon Alley to raise funds for pancreatic cancer. Based on his daughter's brilliant idea, he constructed the Alley in just seventeen days, opening it up for kids and adults alike on Halloween.

#diagonalleyproject looks great in the moonlight.

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Unsurprisingly, visitors were utterly enchanted by what he had put together. "People were floored, elated and genuinely in awe of what we all created in the short period it was under construction," he told Mashable. "The number one comment I received last night was, 'Thank you for doing this for a community.' It is a good news story in the middle of a lot of depressing ones currently."

Light dusting of snow in London today. #diagonalleyproject

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How exactly did he work so much magic in such a short amount of time? He's keeping mum about most of the details (they don't call him Chambers of Secrets for nothing), but he did enlist the help of a 3D printer for some of the projects. He created six of the 30 fictional storefronts, including Ollivander's Wand Shop.

The golden snitch. #diagonalleyproject #lulzbot #ninjaflex

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Chambers estimates that he spent about $2,500-$3,000 on the project, but most of the supplies were donated by the community. Diagon Alley will stay open until Christmas, so there will be plenty of time for all Seattle area witches, wizards and muggles to check it out.

h/t Teen Vogue

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