Muggles, rejoice: Next month, you’ll have even more of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to explore while you’re sugar-high off butterbeer.
The park, part of the Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, announced that as of July 8 the Diagon Alley expansion of the Potter-themed area will be open for business.
Visitors will be able to ride the Hogwarts Express to the brand new Diagon Alley area of the park, featuring the new centerpiece ride Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts. And, hold onto your wands, dear Muggles, because the original trio, Harry, Ron and Hermione themselves, will make a special appearance on part of the new attraction.
There are all new shops and attractions in store for visitors, including the opportunity to wander the lobby of Gringotts Bank. Of course, the original attractions of the park, located in the Hogsmeade section — butterbeer, the dual car roller coaster, Ollivander’s wand shop and more — will continue to be open for business. The original portion of the park opened in 2010.
Start saving your sickles and knuts now, friends, because from what we’ve seen so far, Diagon Alley looks to be super magical. Accio, July 8!
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