After years of waiting, countless reports and concept renderings, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley finally opened its doors to the public Tuesday, July 8.
The full press release:
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES…
THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY NOW OPEN
AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
The Most Spectacularly-Themed, Highly-Anticipated Theme Park Experience of the Year Rolls Out
the Red Carpet to Officially Welcome its First Guests
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 8, 2014) – It’s the day millions of people around the world have been waiting for…
This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members welcomed thousands of excited guests as they entered the all-new spectacularly-themed land for the very first time.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley brings even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life at Universal Orlando Resort. This fully-immersive area expands upon the global phenomenon launched by Universal Orlando when it opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure in 2010.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley is filled with incredible entertainment experiences for the whole family. You arrive aboard the Hogwarts Express, which takes guests on a journey between the two lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and are transported into a spectacularly themed environment. The new area includes incredible shops with windows full of magical surprises, authentic food and beverages, a towering dragon that breathes fire and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, a new attraction unlike any other that takes you on a mind-blowing ride through the Gringotts vaults – pulling you into an incredible adventure.
More details about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and available vacation packages can be found atwww.UniversalOrlando.com/wizardingworld.