Diagon-Alley

Concept Renderings: Diagon Alley and London at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

Official concept renderings from Universal of the new Diagon Alley and London attractions coming in Summer 2014 to both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.  Be sure to click though each photo to see detailed descriptions:

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Tribute at Universal Orlando (Music Plaza Stage)

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.   On Friday, January 24, 2014 we attended the kickoff for A Celebration of Harry Potter weekend featuring a one-of-a-kind “Harry Potter Tribute” with Kazu Kibuishi, the illustrator who designed new covers for all seven books for the 2014 reissue and film cast members Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley).  Universal Studios executives also provided updates on Diagon Alley and the London Waterfront expansions and showed the recent webcasts focusing on these areas.  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions:

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Expo at Universal Orlando (Soundstage 33)

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.   On Friday, January 24, 2014 we attended the kickoff for A Celebration of Harry Potter weekend featuring a one-of-a-kind “Harry Potter Expo” with interactive activities for fans including a vignette of movie costumes from Harry Potter: The Exhibition and The Sorting Hat experience… all at Universal Studios Florida Soundstage 33!  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions:

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A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.   On Friday, January 24, 2014 we attended the kickoff for A Celebration of Harry Potter weekend featuring select movie cast appearances as well as a one-of-a-kind “Harry Potter Expo” with interactive activities for fans including a vignette of movie costumes from Harry Potter: The Exhibition and The Sorting Hat experience… all at Universal Studios Florida Soundstage 33! Cast members include Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley). This album includes official concept renderings sent from Universal of the new Diagon Alley and London attractions coming in Summer 2014 to both parks, as well as descriptions of the attractions.  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions.

Below is the full collection of photos, however we have also divided them up into smaller, themed galleries if you prefer to view them that way instead:

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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Souvenir Ride Photos at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.  We rode the amazing Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at least five times during our two-day visit, and obtained souvenir ride photos for three of our ‘journeys’.   TIP: photos are captured at the point in the ride where your enchanted bench swirls through Aragog’s lair, as animatronic spiders descend upon you – by the fifth journey, Antony knew exactly when to pose – as you can see in the third photo below:

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Diagon Alley and London Waterfront Construction Photos at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.  Below is our collection of photos from Day 1 (January 20, 2014) that captured some photos of the London Embankment and Diagon Alley which were still under construction.  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions:

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Dragon Challenge Ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.  Below is our collection of photos that capture the Dragon Challenge ride queue and sets.  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions:

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Flight of the Hippogriff Ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

We visited the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on January 20, 2014 and January 24, 2014.  Below is our collection of photos that capture the Flight of the Hippogriff ride queue, sets and on-ride POV.  Be sure to click though each photo to see our unique and detailed descriptions:

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