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Universal Orlando’s Diagon Alley

Photo credit: Gettyimages

Photo credit: Gettyimages

The anticipated extension of Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens to the public on July 8th and it will surely cast an enchanting spell on anyone who goes to see it! Whether on its opening day or later, you should definitely go and explore for yourself the magic that is entwined with the name Harry Potter. Why?

You don’t have to be a Potter fan to enjoy Diagon Alley. Just think of it as just another sight in Orlando with good food. Mark Woodbury, the president of Universal Creative said that “people enjoy the discovery and exploration part of this experience as much as they enjoy any particular ride or individual thing.”

It’s an impressive set of high-tech attractions, including also live entertainment, shopping and dining spots and it’s the closest thing to actually being in a fictional world!

The realistic-looking designs will surely make you think twice, especially the fire-breathing dragon perched atop Gringotts Bank at the end of Diagon Alley.

3D animations and special effects will bring you face-to-face with the beings that live in Harry Potter’s world, even with Lord Voldemoort himself! But don’t worry, Harry and his gang will save you, for sure.

You can travel between Diagon Alley and the Hogsmeade section in Islands of Adventure by train, and just any train! The Hogwarts Express train will be waiting for you on the 9¾ platform and after boarding it you will experience 5 minutes of flying creatures, fireworks, seeing Harry, Ron and Hermione just outside of the cabin doors and scenic landscapes.

Like that wasn’t enough, you can buy interactive magic wands and do some magic! When you get thirsty and hungry, you can try some interestingly named food and drinks at The Leaky Cauldron, rest a bit and talk about the wonderful world of Orlando’s Diagon Alley. This experience will leave you breathless. One thing is for sure, every muggle will enjoy the wonderful, layered high-tech details.