Yesterday, Harry Potter film stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis and others attended an exclusive preview of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort.
They arrived on a red carpet that stretched from King’s Cross Station to the picturesque ‘London.’ The cast then went on to celebrate announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s grand opening date – July 8, 2014. Robbie Coltrane led everyone inside the land by ceremoniously tapping the bricks of Diagon Alley – just like Rubeus Hagrid did in the Harry Potter books and films.
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. Guests will pass through London and the iconic brick wall archway into Diagon Alley – a bustling, wizarding hub within a Muggle city. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. For more information on Diagon Alley, visit http://goo.gl/U82Qbx.
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