Created on 08 May 2013
Orlando, FL -
The success of the Harry Potter series of books and movies has been felt throughout the theme park industry at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The park opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010 and today the park announced the long speculated expansion. According to cfnews13, Universal and Warner Brothers has announced The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley as the official name of the expansion. The park says that it will open in 2014. The major breakthrough for this expansion is the fact that it will span two different theme parks and connect them unlike any parks has ever been connected. Guests who will attend the parks may travel on board the Hogwarts Express train. The train will take them from the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter on the Islands of Adventure to the new Diagon Alley addition that is actually inside of Universal Studios. According to the article, the expansion will include the dark and grim Diagon Alley and even Gringotts Bank. The Harry Potter expansion is being constructed where the Jaws attraction once stood. The park is taking great pride in having the first immersive multi-park attraction.