Take Peek Inside Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expansion: Videos


Muggles, our time has come!

The letter inviting us to attend Hogwarts must have gotten lost in the mail, but as of July 8 we can ride the Hogwarts Express to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s new expansion, Diagon Alley, at Universal Studios Orlando.

The area will include a new ride, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts where the original trio — Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson — reunited to film new scenes for a cameo during the ride. It will also include new shops and attractions and even give visitors a chance to explore Gringotts lobby.

Another trio of Harry Potter stars, James and Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright, also recently stopped by to “experience the magic.” Watch their video below:

“My motto is, we’re building a real place, we’re not building a theme place,” Alan Gilmore, the art director for both the rides and the films, told MTV. “I want to walk in, and feel like they’re actually in London, or actually in Gringotts.”

Universal Orlando and the Today show previewed the new attractions Wednesday morning and shared some pics on Twitter.

Time to start practicing your spells because the expansion looks awesome!