New 'Harry Potter' land Diagon Alley to open at Universal Orlando Resort on July 8

By Mila Whiteley,

It is time for Harry Potter fans to brush off their cloaks and ready their broomsticks. Universal Orlando Resort has announced that its second Harry Potter themed land, Diagon Alley, will open on July 8 of this summer.

This new land of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be located in the Universal Studios Florida park and will double the size of the Harry Potter world within Universal Orlando Resort.

Modeled after the fictional Diagon Alley, this land will be connected to the Hogsmeade land, which is located in the Islands of Adventure park, by a Hogwarts train. The Hogsmeade area of the park was originally opened on June 18, 2010, as reported by Variety.

Along with being able to walk through the streets of Diagon Alley, fans will be able to see landmarks from the books, such as The Leaky Cauldron, the Quality Quidditch Supplies store and the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.

Merely viewing the marble entrance of Gringott’s Bank is not enough, so park-goers will also be able to enter the caverns as they try to escape with a magical object through the bank's dark depths in the new land’s biggest ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, reported the Associated Press.

The cost for a two-park ticket for an adult to visit both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for one day is $136 while for children the cost is $130, as reported by the Associated Press.

Check out this teaser video about the opening here:

Image courtesy of INFphoto.com



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