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Follow along as we cover the media preview of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

by Banks Lee

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

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.

Universal Orlando will be hosting a series of live webcasts to give viewers a special glimpse at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley with some of their favorite stars from the Harry Potter films. The webcasts can be viewed at UniversalOrlando.com/DAwebcasts. Here’s the full schedule:

Wednesday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ~ The Diagon Alley Red Carpet Event
– Enjoy interviews with some of your favorite Harry Potter film stars as they arrive for the exclusive red carpet preview event for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Thursday, June 19 at 12 p.m. ~ All Aboard: A Journey on the Hogwarts Express with James and Oliver Phelps
– Join James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) as they take you on a journey aboard the Hogwarts Express from Hogsmeade station to King’s Cross Station.

Friday, June 20 at 12 p.m. ~ Behind the Bricks: A Tour of Diagon Alley with Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis
– Get a virtual tour of some of the most iconic places within Diagon Alley with your hosts, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films) and Alan Gilmore (Art Director for the Harry Potter films and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter).

We’ll be bringing you live coverage Tuesday through Thursday on all our accounts listed below. Here’s our schedule:

Tuesday, June 17
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nighttime Reception at Universal CityWalk.

Wednesday, June 18
9 to 9:45 a.m. “State of the Universe” Media Presentation.
7 to 10 p.m. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley Preview Event and celebrity red carpet.

Thursday, June 19
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Media Day in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
5 to 10 p.m. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Grand Opening Celebration.

Be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for the latest news, photos and videos from the big event. (For the most updates, check our Twitter.)

Also don’t miss the June 26, 2014 episode of “Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show” and the Fall 2014 issue of the magazine when it comes out.

For more information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld.

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