Universal releases magical first look at Harry Potter World’s Diagon Alley

Universal releases magical first look at Harry Potter World’s Diagon Alley

Universal releases magical first look at Harry Potter World’s Diagon Alley

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24 Jan, 2014 | 2:17 pm

Prepare yourselves, Potterheads.

Universal Orlando Resort unveiled renderings of the Diagon Alley addition being made to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park — and it’s nothing short of magical.

The nine images give glimpses at the sprawling expansion, including the iconic King’s Cross Station, which will guide visitors onboard a functioning Hogwarts Express that travels between Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, which was opened in 2010 with the original theme park. The train ride will include views of the British countryside, similar to those Harry and his classmates may have seen while riding to school.

The centerpiece of Diagon Alley will be Gringotts Bank, complete with fire-breathing dragon!

The bank will house a new ride entitled Escape from Gringotts which takes wizard wannabes through a thrilling escape of the vaults’ perils.

“We’ve gone further than Hogsmeade, where you’re going to be absolutely enclosed,” Alan Gilmore, art director of the Harry Potter films and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter told Fox News. “There’ll be no sight or sound of the outside world. You will be in the magical world in every direction.”

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-Mashable

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