Fresh Photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley

wizarding-world-diagon-alley photos HEADER

Hold on to your broomsticks. The scaffolding that has been blocking the view of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley expansion has come down. The reveal is, well, frankly awesome for fellow Potter fans who have been anticipating the add on.

New images of the now unobstructed view of what appears to be Kings Cross Station (far left) and Grimmauld Place (far right) have hit the net. Photos snapped and shared by @UORBuzz on Twitter are truly a fantastic share, but the photographer assures fans that “People really have to see it in person to even fully understand how incredible it is!”

The expansion is due to open “summer 2014″ but we have heard many rumors that we could see the expansion operational as soon as June. You can read up on the evidence and possible slip of the tongue by Steve Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expansion to Open Early.

If we compare these new buildings to the concept art – found here – we can deduce that the Knight Bus will be sitting in front of the grey building separating Kings Cross and Grimmauld Place. Hypable states that there is a possibility that the shrunken heads seen in the films will be on the bus and will quip lines at you. This news came from a casting call posted by Universal Orlando looking for people with a “British or Caribbean accent.”

Then, behind the same building and down an alley, we should find a giant fire-breathing dragon astride Gringotts! (Yes, it will actually breathe fire according to the buzz. That will be interesting on a Florida summer day.)

We are due to have more concrete information on January 23rd during a live webcast which will be hosted by members of the Universal Creative team and James Phelps (Fred Weasley)!

Stay tuned!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Win an Amazon gift card - Sign up for the Escape Newsletter to be automatically entered for the month drawing!
WordPress Author Box

Cara is the jack of all trades. She started in fashion, but found her true passion in writing. After mixing the two into a fabulous cocktail of freelance writing about all things style, she started a family. Her 3 kids keep her Prada pumps moving as they explore the world one adventure at a time.

Like us on Facebook
on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter
Follow @HollywoodDame on Twitter
Add me on Google+
on Google+

10 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. BusyBee January 18, 2014 at 1:20 am - Reply

    How exciting for all the Potter fans!!

  2. MK January 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Not a huge Harry Potter fan but this actually looks quite awesome!

  3. Allie January 18, 2014 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I’m sure the Potter fans are peeing their pants

  4. Janelle January 18, 2014 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Will Harry be there?

  5. DD January 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Harry needs to be there.

  6. Jocelyn January 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    That would be such a cool place to visit!

  7. Nikki January 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Very excited, I am going to Florida this Fall just to see it.

  8. Jody January 20, 2014 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I have a friend who is a Harry Potter freak and she is going crazy about this.

  9. Pamela January 20, 2014 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Wow, it looks huge!

  10. DD January 20, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    My daughter would love this.

Leave A Response