Harry Potter: Universal’s Diagon Alley, New Details
Ellisha Rader Mannering
If you have a television, you have likely seen the commercials for Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. It features a large Hogwarts Castle and a beautifully designed and detailed Hogsmeade village that will make you feel like you are in the movie itself.
The commercials just don’t do it justice, but thousands of people have visited the attraction since it opened in 2011 and they all seem to love it. The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is so popular that Universal Orlando has decided to build another Harry Potter themed attraction.
The new attraction will be named Diagon Alley and will be a separate theme park. The parks will be adjacent to each other and a train will transport visitors back and forth between the two parks. Of course, visitors must have a two-park ticket to visit both lands and ride the train.
— Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) May 29, 2014
While Universal Orlando hasn’t released all of the details about the new park expansion, they have said that there will be a 3D dark ride experience called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts that will allow riders to feel like they are really trying to escape GrinGott’s bank.
— Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) May 13, 2014
There will also be numerous shops from the movie including Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Borgin & Burkes, Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, Quality Quidditch Supplies and many more.
In addition to offering some great new rides and an awesomely designed park, Diagon Alley will also offer Harry Potter restaurants which will serve food seen in the movies. Some of these food and drink items include, cottage pie, fish and chips, Scotch eggs, stew, Pumpkin Juice, Butterbeer and bangers and mash.
— Universal Orlando (@UniversalORL) May 30, 2014
Universal Orlando has not yet said when the park will open, but Harry Potter fans are anxiously looking forward to buying their tickets and visiting Diagon Alley.
Are you excited about the new Harry Potter park expansion?
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