Afternoon Thrill Seekers,
The worst kept secret in the World has finally been confirmed! Today Universal Orlando confirmed via multiple sources that they are indeed building an expansion to the wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
A Universal spokesman stated
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES: THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER – DIAGON ALLEY IS COMING TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT.
Building on the global phenomenon that is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion with the entirely new themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.
Scheduled to open in 2014, the world’s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks and allows Universal’s creative team to bring an unparalleled vision to this unique project. The new area will bring to life some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and films, offering brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around the world.
Diagon Alley and ‘London’ will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, where guests now experience Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The new area within Universal Studios will be just as expansive, immersive and authentic as the existing themed environment.”
Huzaar and rejoice, more Potter and in such an innovative and exciting way can only be a positive thing for theme parks.
Bits we’ve got out of the press release;
- The area will be called “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.”
- Universal began planning this expansion weeks after the original opening.
- JK Rowling was again integrate in the planning of the 2 park experience.
- “we’ve made sure that even your train trip aboard the Hogwarts Express will be part of the ambitious immersive storytelling experience”
Although the Universal press release states 2014 here at Orlando Attraction Tickets we are pretty positive the actual date will be more like June 2014… our information is from a totally reliable source, a hair dresser! (she hasn’t been wrong yet!)
More information to following,