Just a month after opening, a major milestone has been reached at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
We were able to preview The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando, and we’ve brought back lots of photos and videos for those who can’t wait to see inside. [Read more…]
This week marks the big VIP/media preview for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando, and there are several ways you can follow along from home. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando has revealed a few new details about the Hogwarts Express attraction that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley this summer. [Read more…]
During a special live webcast today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed first-ever details about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The expansion will double the size of the area already dedicated to Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, expanding it across both Universal theme parks. [Read more…]
We went high above Universal Orlando this morning to bring you look at the ongoing construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. The new area will include a London waterfront, Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Bank indoor roller coaster and more, including the ability to ride the Hogwarts Express train between the original Wizarding World in Islands of Adventure and the expansion in Universal Studios Florida. The new area is set to open in summer 2014. [Read more…]
Testing for the Hogwarts Express train ride that will take guests between both Universal parks has begun, and we have a look at its slow-moving test. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando today posted their first official pictures of the Hogwarts Express being installed onto the tracks that will make up a new experience when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion opens in spring 2014. [Read more…]
Key pieces of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion have arrived at Universal Orlando. The Hogwarts Express, which will take guests between the current Hogsmeade area in Islands of Adventure and the new Diagon Alley expansion in Universal Studios, have been spotted in a backstage area.
We’ve been following the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios since even before it was officially announced. With the recent official announcement, and a few more details found through a Universal survey, we figured we’d give you a look at what’s happening behind the construction walls and backstage. [Read more…]
Universal recently sent out a survey asking former guests their opinions on some details recently announced about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion. [Read more…]
Today Universal Orlando officially announced their well known secret, Diagon Alley is coming to Universal Studios Florida. [Read more…]
Actress Kaley Cuoco spent some time drinking Butterbeer, meeting a Hogwarts Express conductor, and slinging webs with Spider-Man earlier last week at Universal Orlando Resort. [Read more…]
The Hogwarts Express has arrived at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder.
It’s been almost a month since our last update on the ongoing construction of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando Resort.
Since then, it’s been all about the details as scaffolding has popped up surrounding nearly every square inch of Hogwarts Castle and the buildings that comprise Hogsmeade Village. It was tough to pick out any specific details through the scaffolding, but here’s what our cameras captured.
First up, take a video walk through the park that includes rock-work and detailing around Hogwarts Castle, the show building for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey attraction, additional details added to Hogsmeade Village buildings, and a glimpse at the Hogwarts Express train:
The entrance area to Hogsmeade Village now features snow-covered roof tops and a full-size Hogwarts Express train (though the train isn’t quite finished yet).
Here’s a closer look at the Hogwarts Express train.