As the anticipation builds for the opening of Diagon Alley, Harry Potter fans have been anxious to learn new details about Universal Orlando Resort’s new area set to open this summer. This past week, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment shared more news and they didn’t disappoint.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will be located within Universal Studios Florida with areas depicting London, Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. Guests will be able to board the Hogwarts Express train and travel between the village of Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure and London at Universal Studios Florida.
A new ride is also coming with this expansion - Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is set to be a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional journey placing guests in the middle of the action.
A few of Diagon Alley’ famous shops include –
Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, featuring Hogwarts school uniform ties, scarves and jumpers, authentic wizard’s robes and character costumes.
Magical Menagerie, featuring plush animals, such as owls and Hippogriffs.
Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, pick up your wizarding essentials such as telescopes, binoculars and magnifying glasses.
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, featuring a variety of novelty items, magical jokes, and toys inspired by the books and films.
And no area is complete without food. British fare such as bangers and mash, fish and chips and more will be featured at the Leaky Cauldron.
The upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will be an experience where the stories of Harry Potter come to life. More information about this new area will be released in the coming months. For now, visit www.universalorlando.com/harrypotter.
Here’s a look at this past week’s webcast with more details about this exciting new area -