The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has released a sneak peek of its newest edition.
The park already has rides and shops, such as Dragon Challenege, Triwizard Spirit Rally, Frog Choir, Flight of the Hipogriff, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hog’s Head and Three Broomsticks.
Now, in just a few weeks, on July 8th, Diagon Alley will be open to the public. Universal Studios Orlando Resort’s Facebook has been posting pictures and videos all week, including the hashtag: #DiagonAlleyPreview, giving fans glimpses into the new addition of the park.
There is already one alley, Knockturn Alley in current operation. With the addition of Diagon Alley, King’s Cross Station will come into existence, which is intended to help park visitors travel to other places, while also going on the Hogwarts Express.
Some of the things visitors can expect from the new addition are rides based in Gringotts, a bank run exclusively by goblins, novelty shops found in Diagon Alley and restaurants such as The Leaky Cauldron.
What’s most impressive to fans about this book to film to amusement park adaption is how involved both the author and designers of the film were in the creation of the park. Robert Niles, editor of themeparkinsider.com said that they were there “every step of the design process.”
Fans will truly be able to feel as if they are in the book.
In order to gain easy access to all parts of the Wizarding World, you must purchase park-to-park admission, which for one day will cost $136 per adult, meaning anyone 10 and up.
For those who aren’t near Florida and don’t have easy access to the Disney parks, there is an interactive map on Universal’s website as well.