TODAY   |  May 20, 2010

Harry Potter contest winners announced

Actress Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, delivers good news to schools who competed in TODAY’s Wizzarding World of Harry Potter contest.

Share This:

This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>>> we're back now at 8:45. it's time to reveal your pick for the winner of "today's wizarding world of harry" contest.

>> that's right. winning class will receive an all-expense paid trip to join ann and myself at june 18th grand opening at the universal orlando resort .

>> that's right. we have a very special treat because we have emma watson , the best known to harry potter fans with us from the wizarding world of harry potter , just outside of hogwarts castle . emma , good morning.

>> good morning. hi.

>> hi. so what are you experiencing there? none of us have actually been there, so what are you experiencing when you see that where you are?

>> this whole experience coming to see this park has been overwhelming for me. it's absolutely incredible. it's like being on the movie set. it's really weird, i'm freaking out. it is amazing. it's very weird.

>> it looks really, really cool. some lucky classroom -- or class filled with students is going to get to go down there and join ann and al. should we remind people before we get back to emma of our finalists?

>> i think so.

>> we first -- our first finalist is the wilderness elementary school from san antonio , texas.

>> we've got the san miguel school in tulsa, oklahoma.

>> the william roberts school in denver, colorado.

>> and centerville elementary school in centerville, virginia. drum roll , please.

>> folks, if you're ready to find out which class is headed to orlando on june 18th , it is -- wilderness oak elementary school in san antonio .

>> i don't think they're very excited.

>> lindsay , i was going to ask you how that makes you feel, but i think the picture speaks for itself. lindsay , can you hear me?

>> i don't think so.

>> going a little wild there.

>> i don't know who's more excited, lindsay or the class.

>> lindsay , can you hear me?

>> can you hear us, lindsay ?

>> lindsay , can you hear us?

>> i think she's saying yes.

>> i'm sorry. hi!

>> hey, congratulations! i imagine you guys are a little bit excited.

>> we are so excited! thank you so much!

>> it's our pleasure. we can't wait to see you down there in orlando. it's going to be an enormously fun trip so congratulations to you and your students.

>> all right. you know what --

>> thank you! thank you!

>> emma watson , we want to go back to her. she's got another special announcement. emma , there is something you want to say to the other three very deserving finalists?

>> yeah, actually, i have something amazing to tell you all which is that universal orlando thought that all of the entries were so outstanding that they want to invite all of the schools to come down to the official opening of the theme park in june. so i'm really happy to be able to tell you that.

>> there they go.

>> it's sinking in now.

>> congratulations. congratulations.

>> so they're all going! congratulations.

>> it's true, it was really impossible to pick, they with all so fantastic.

>> emma , thanks so much for being a part of this. congratulations to all of our classes. al and ann will see them on the 18th at the grand opening of the wizarding world of harry potter at universal orlando resort . back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.