Are you a Harry Potter fan anxiously awaiting the opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios? You’re in luck! Universal released a little behind the scenes video containing some images of the much anticipated new section of the park. Although no opening date has been announced, speculation abounds for a mid-June date.
Diagon Alley will bring to life the London side of the Harry Potter world complete with shops, restaurants, a new state-of-the-art 3-D thrill ride, & Hogwarts Express. The Hogwarts Express will transport guests from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade located in Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter & The Escape from Gringotts is the new thrill ride that will allow guests to be a part of the action as Harry takes a ride through the bank vaults that won’t be soon forgotten. Guests will be able to stop for a bite at the Leaky Cauldron or have some ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor. There will be specialty shops for all your magical needs including robes & costumes, feather quills, parchment paper, Quidditch supplies, & wands. Of course, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes will have all your toys.
Keep checking Orlando Fun and Food for an announcement for opening date. I’m excited to explore this new area & can’t wait to take a trip on the Hogwarts Express!! How about you?