Following the initial announcement back in January, Universal Orlando Resort announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's new Diagon Alley attraction will officially open on July 8. Fans will be able to ride on the Hogwarts Express, explore the new interactive ride Escape from Gringotts along with all of the shops in Diagon Alley. Take a look at the brief announcement video, which offers our first look at the Hogwarts Express, then check out the official press release for more details.
Today, Universal Orlando Resort announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will officially open on July 8 - allowing guests to experience even more of Harry Potter's adventures in an all-new, magnificently-themed environment.
Located in the Universal Studios Florida theme park, 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. 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.
Vacation packages to experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley and Universal Orlando Resort are available now. For additional information, visit UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 was released July 15th, 2011 and stars Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by David Yates.