• Universal reveals details on Wizarding World's new Diagon Alley


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Universal Orlando revealed new details about its upcoming addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Thursday.

    Universal Orlando made the announcement during a live webcast where they revealed details that so many Harry Potter fans have been waiting for.

    Diagon Alley is the new section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that will double the size of the current experience. 

    "If you are not a fan, when you come, you are surely going to be one by the time you leave," said a Universal representative in the webcast.

    The waterfront of modern-day London will greet visitors, who will then walk through a recreation of old London.

    Diagon's Alley, for those not familiar with the Harry Potter books and movies, is where wizards go to shop, eat, drink and hang out.

    Universal's version will be filled with shops, where visitors can dress up as wizards, or stock up on quidditch gear.

    Knockturn Alley, the darker side of the Harry Potter saga, will also have a presence. It's the dark arts and magic side of the Wizarding World.

    Thrill seekers can get in on the fun as well. A new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, will be a fast-paced ride that uses multi-dimensional technology that is new to Universal Orlando, according to park officials.

    The new addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will sit inside the Universal Studios Florida. That means will have to pay more for the full Harry Potter experience.

    Visitors wanting to catch a ride on the new Hogwart's Express, to get from Hogsmeade, which opened at the Islands of Adventure Park in 2010, to the new Diagon Alley will require a ticket for both parks. Currently a ticket to the two Universal parks costs $128.

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