Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley today, July 8, at Universal Studios Florida. Universal Orlando welcomed thousands of excited guests into the spectacularly themed land for the very first time with confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members. 

More details are available at www.UniversalOrlando.com/wizardingworld.

Potter, Part II

Adoration can do funny things to muggles. Waiting hours for a ride that lasts mere minutes is one. Dressing in Hogwarts cloaks in 90-degree heat is another. As expected, crowds were massive and bookworm glasses were everywhere Tuesday on opening day of Diagon Alley, the Harry Potter-themed expansion at Universal St …

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  2. Potter, Part II

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    Adoration can do funny things to muggles. Waiting hours for a ride that lasts mere minutes is one. Dressing in Hogwarts cloaks in 90-degree heat is another. As expected, crowds were massive and bookworm glasses were everywhere Tuesday on opening day of Diagon Alley, the Harry Potter-themed expansion at Universal Studios …

    Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley today, July 8, at Universal Studios Florida. Universal Orlando welcomed thousands of excited guests into the spectacularly themed land for the very first time with confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members. 

More details are available at www.UniversalOrlando.com/wizardingworld.
  3. Large crowds pour into opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

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    As expected, crowds were massive and visitors arrived early for opening day of Diagon Alley, the new Harry Potter-themed expansion at Universal Studios in Orlando. The mood was upbeat as confetti rained down on visitors, many of whom dressed up in Hogwarts uniforms.

    Confetti greets crowds entering Universal Orlando Resort's Diagon Alley attraction on opening day Tuesday. [Universal Orlando]
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