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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens in Florida

Date Posted: 17/05/2013

Universal Orlando Resort in America and Warner Bros. Entertainment have announced the launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley; a new theme park attraction to open in 2014.

The new multi-park experience expands The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks, and will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films.

Diagon Alley and 'London' will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is adjacent to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park, where visiting groups can now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. 

School groups will be able to travel between 'London' and Hogsmeade aboard the Hogwarts Express, and other features are set to include shops, a restaurant and a marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank.

Author J.K Rowling said: "I'm so pleased that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has proved so popular to date, and I'm sure that the attention to detail in creating the new Diagon Alley area will make this an even better experience.”

Universal Orlando Resort features two theme parks, three themed on-site hotels and a night time entertainment complex.

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