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Diagon Alley Officially Opens at Universal Orlando!

by Tad on July 8, 2014 Orlando

It's a VERY BIG day in theme park history.The Wizarding World of  Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ has officially opened! For those of you who brave the crowds for this momentous occasion, we wish you luck -- and hope you are well fueled and hydrated as the lines are sure to be long!

I cannot wait for ALL OF YOU to experience Diagon Alley. All of us here at the Frog Pond plan on bringing you Diagon Alley tips and touring plans in the days and weeks to come, since this will be the most packed place in all of Orlando for a good long while! While we don't know yet how the Universal Orlando® Resort plans to handle all of the crowds, rest assured my parents, that's Leap and Mommy Frog to all of you, will be watching closely and taking notes for all of you! In the meantime, I wanted to share with you more of the Diagon Alley photos I took to get you ready to experience this most amazing area.

Hogwarts Express - Hogsmead Hogsmeade loading platform

Hogwarts Express - Hogsmeade All aboard!

Diagon Alley - King's Cross Kings Cross station

Diagon Alley - Sirius Black's apartment Sirius Black's apartment

Knight Bus The Knight Bus

Wizarding World of Harry Potter - London London all lit up

King's Cross Kings Cross at night

Ukranian Ironbelly dragon Ukranian Ironbelly dragon

Ukranian Ironbelly dragon atop Gringotts Bank Ukranian Ironbelly dragon atop Gringotts Bank

Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Diagon Alley

Hopping Pot - Diagon Alley The Hopping Pot

Tongue Tying Lemon Squash Tongue Tying Lemon Squash

Outside Florean Fortescue's Outside Florean Fortescue's

Baked goodies at Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour Baked goodies at Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour

Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour

Butterbeer ice cream Butterbeer Ice Cream

Diagon Alley - Fishy Green Ale Fishy Green Ale

Writing supplies inside Scribbulus Writing supplies inside Scribbulus

The Owlery The Owlery

A Magical Medallion A Magical Medallion

Hermione's gown and Dumbledore's robe inside Madame Malkin's Hermione's gown and Dumbledore's robe inside Madam Malkin's

Madam Malkins

Gringotts Bank Gringotts Bank

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts Inside the Gringotts Bank lobby

Goblins at work Goblins at work

Escape from Gringotts

Escape from Gringotts

Escape from Gringotts

Escape from Gringotts Silhouette of Hermione, Ron and Harry inside Escape from Gringotts

Escape from Gringotts Bill Weasley's Office

Escape from Gringotts

Gringotts ride car Gringotts ride car

Escape from Gringotts loading platform Escape from Gringotts loading platform

Practicing the Dark Arts inside Knockturn Alley Practicing the Dark Arts inside Knockturn Alley

Borgin & Burkes - Knockturn Alley

Borgin & Burkes Borgin & Burkes

More wares inside Borgin & Burkes More wares inside Borgin & Burkes

Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes

Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes Inside Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes Closeup of Weasley wares

Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes Fireworks inside Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes

Leaky Cauldron Outside the Leaky Cauldron

Leaky Cauldron Dining hall

Smaller dining hall Smaller dining hall

Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Signage inside the Leaky Cauldron

Pints on tap inside the Leaky Cauldron Pints on tap inside the Leaky Cauldron

Leaky Cauldron Ordering area

Quality Quidditch Supplies

Quality Quidditch Supplies Inside Quality Quidditch Supplies

Magical Menagerie

Magical Menagerie Inside Magical Menagerie

Outside Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment Outside Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment

Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

What are you planning to visit Diagon Alley? What are you most looking forward to? Share in comments below.

Stay cool!

 

Keep hopping, Tad!
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