Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts Bank to help retrieve a magical object and re-create a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series.
Universal executives announced Tuesday that the ride will be called "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts."
The ride and the themed area will open in the summer.
Among the features of the new ride: a 60-foot dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank, a labyrinth of Gringotts vaults and a marble hall with goblins.
"Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts will change the way you think about theme park attractions," said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. "We’ve created an entirely new type of ride that propels guests into the story like never before, and guests will remember it long after their visit to Diagon Alley."
The ride will use 360-degree themed sets, digital high-definition animation, 3-D projection systems and live special effects.
The new themed area will be located at the Universal Studios park.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.