Orlando Attractions Update – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will officially open on July 8. Located in the Universal Studios Florida theme park, the new themed area of the park will allow guests to experience even more of Harry Potter’s adventures in an all-new, magnificently-themed environment. And about time too – HP fans the world over have been chomping at the bit for this one! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will feature shops, dining experiences and the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Initial reviews are in from the ‘soft’ opening currently underway and everyone seems suitably impressed! The new immersive area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal theme parks.
Guests will enjoy new experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter™ books and films. They will see the Knight Bus as they stroll through London, walk the streets of Diagon Alley and explore iconic shops like Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, dine in the Leaky Cauldron™, embark on a thrilling adventure through the Gringotts bank vaults – and much more. Guests will also be able to board the Hogwarts Express and enjoy a unique journey as they travel between London and Hogsmeade.