Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Details for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

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Universal Orlando Resort has just revealed details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the revolutionary attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley!

The Grand Opening date for the spectacularly themed environment will be announced at a later time yet will be sometime this Summer – it’s release is highly anticipated and you’ll want to make those Universal Orlando travel plans.

Imagine being part of the iconic moment from the Harry Potter film series where Harry, Ron and Hermione break into one of the most guarded places in the wizarding world – Gringotts bank – to retrieve a magical object that will help defeat Lord Voldemort.

Just thinking about this attraction gives me goosebumps, like being IN the movie itself!

Universal’s creative team worked hand-in-hand with Stuart Craig and his production team from the Harry Potter films to immerse guests in this pivotal scene from the final Harry Potter book and film.

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During the action-packed, fully-immersive journey on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts:

  • Marvel at the 60-foot, fire-breathing Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank
  • Tour Gringotts bank and pass through the marble hall where you’ll see goblins hard at work
  • Race through a labyrinth of underground Gringotts vaults
  • Encounter the villainous Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, as she attempts to send you to your doom
  • Come face to face with He Who Must Not Be Named
  • Experience even more mind-blowing moments
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The multi-dimensional, multi-sensory attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, will revolutionize theme park entertainment.

This next generation thrill ride seamlessly integrates a compilation of the most innovative technology ever created, 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, state-of-the-art 3-D Infitec projection systems and live special effects with beloved characters and breathtaking moments from the Harry Potter books and films.

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“Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts will change the way you think about theme park attractions,” said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. “We’ve created an entirely new type of ride that propels guests into the story like never before, and guests will remember it long after their visit to Diagon Alley.”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

For additional information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld.

About Universal Orlando Resort:

Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts. It is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family. Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D. And, coming this summer, you can step into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to two incredible theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; four magnificently themed on-site hotels:  Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest addition, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort; and Universal CityWalk – a nighttime entertainment complex featuring a collection of nightclubs, restaurants and shops. And located just minutes from Universal Orlando Resort is Wet n’ Wild, Orlando’s premier waterpark.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

 *** Photo Sources in this post from Universal Orlando


    1. Same here, and my kids love the films too. My husband is one die-hard super-duper Simpsons fan {like, every word memorized!}, so we need to make that visit happen. Never been, so due time!!

  1. We were there last year but it looks like we need to plan another trip, I think I’d look forward to this more than my sons!

  2. I went to Universal Studios in Orlando in 1992 and have been wanting to go back since. I love the Harry Potter books so this is an attraction that is high on my bucket list.

  3. I have so many friends who are obsessed with Harry Potter. I’ll have to share your post with them. I’m sure they’ll be booking a trip soon!

  4. We have plans to hit up Universal Studios next year but I am already planning. I am not sure who will like it more myself or the boys.

  5. One of my sister’s loves Harry Potter and she would be head over heels there!! Looks like a really fun place to vacation and use your imagination!

  6. I have a Harry Potter obsessed friend that would go crazy if she ever got to experience something like this! While I’m not as big a fan as she is (I don’t know anyone who is), I would personally love to see and experience this myself as well if ever given the opportunity 🙂

  7. Wow, those characters look so realistic it’s scary! I’d love to check it out!

  8. I havent been to Universal Studios since Harry Potter showed up. I miss the place!!!

  9. That looks fantastic, I’m personally not into HP things, but my daughter is just starting to get into it.

  10. I hate to admit it but I haven’t read the books or seen any of the movies but it is on my list of must do things. I will head to the library and start at the beginning and after I’ve read the books, I will see the movies. Then I will know what everyone is talking about!!

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