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Dumbledore mentions that he's got special privileges inside Hogwarts. Is this right? Can he really apparate in and out of Hogwarts? Because in the Astronomy Tower, they were supposed to be in broomsticks, right? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Loveluna (talkcontribs).

Yes, that's correct. No-one can Apparate or Disapparate from within Hogwarts. In the books, as you said, they use brooms (at least to return) and Apparate/Disapparate from Hogsmeade. The movie was just using creative license. Please don't forget to sign your edits with four tildes (~). Thanks! --Margiechocoholic Medieval Broomstick Owl me! 08:42, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
No, Dumbledore cannot apparate inside hogwarts either. That was just in the movie.--Matoro183 (Talk) 12:11, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Aren't the movies considered canon however, unless they contradict the books, according to our policy? The books never specifically say that Dumbledore cannot Apparate in or out of the castle. Sure, Hermione says that absouloutely no one can Apparate or Disapparate, but Harry, who spends a great deal of time in her company, seemed genuinely surprised upon learning this information. It seems possible, therefore, that the ability to Apparate in or out of the school is a right reserved to the Headmaster, unbeknownst to the students, or even that what Dumbledore meant by "having privleges," was that he temporarly lifted the charms preventing Disapparating, which we know he has the power to do, according to Wilkie Twycross in the Half-Blood Prince novel. --Parodist 01:38, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
As Parodist has mentioned above, in the Half-Blood Prince novel durring their first apparation lesson Wilkie Twycross explains that the great halls anti disapparation cham had been lifted by Dumbledore. It seems reasonable that Dumbledore would also be able to do this in order to disapparate with Harry.--Darth Jadious 07:31, September 2, 2009 (UTC)


One Question, how did Dumbledore, apparate in the fifth film to, when he was told by the Minister that he was to go to Azkaban just wondered

--Hogwarts09 19:53, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

1) Actually in the 6th book he says something about not being able to apparate inside, and 2) In the fifth book/film , he didn't apparate, Fawkes just "apparated" or whatever you want to call it, and Dumbledore went with him. I'm assuming that Phoenix's have certain other abilities, like how house elves can apparate within certain areas. It's kinda like how Dobby saved everyone from Malfoy Manor. NeebsLucas11 19:42, December 30, 2009 (UTC)Gabey

Dumbledore wasn't able to disapparate from Hogwarts if he didn't lift the security charms around the school. But he was the only one able to lift those charms, and after doing so, even a sixth-year could apparate into and out of the castle.
And actually, Fawkes only disapparates from Hogwarts in the film. In the book, Fawkes flys away taking Dumbledore with him. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 19:51, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

In the book he stuns them and then does the same thing with Fawkes as in the movie. It says Fawkes flew overhead and they disappeared in a burst of flame. NeebsLucas11 20:02, December 30, 2009 (UTC)Gabey

My bad, then! =P Yeah, that's probably because of phoenixes' unique magical abilities. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 20:08, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

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