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Look what arrived at Universal's Harry Potter expansion this weekend

One of the signature features in renderings of the new Harry Potter expansion at Universal Orlando has been Gringotts Bank with a fire-breathing dragon on top. Watchful theme park bloggers over the weekend caught sight of the 60-foot, fire-breathing Ukrainian Ironbelly getting installed. (The photo at right is from Twitter user @hatetofly.) It was lowered by a giant crane to its perch on top of the bank, which is the setting for a new thrill ride called Escape From Gingrotts. Its swirl of a tail is lifted high in the air and can be seen far across the park. Universal has yet to announce an official opening date for the expansion, but it's expected to be in mid June. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Look what arrived at Universal's Harry Potter expansion this weekend 05/26/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 26, 2014 3:17pm]
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