5 “Don’t Miss” Things from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley

Photo by Angie OrthUniversal Studios The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley opens TODAY and Generation W speaker Angie Orth, who was part of the exhibit’s preview a few weeks ago, shares “5 of the magical surprises” that await as you immerse yourself into the world of Harry Potter.  Here’s an excerpt from her recent blog

The Dragon
“Once you magically pass from London into Diagon Alley, you’ll find it hard to miss the dramatic and absolutely magnificent Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon seated atop Gringotts Bank.”

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
“I won’t give away too much, because it’s well worth being surprised as you wander through Gringotts, but one thing is for sure — the queue is an experience in and of itself.”

Magical Eats
“And whatever you do, don’t miss Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, home of new and extremely delightful Butterbeer Ice Cream in all its soft, creamy, perfectly-cold-on-a-hot-summer-day glory.”

The Hogwarts Express & Platform 9 3/4
“Everything about your journey from London to Hogsmeade is magical, and I just know everyone is going to love this experience!”

Details!
“You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to appreciate the attention to detail and the truly astounding level of excellence at every corner of Diagon Alley, but it wouldn’t hurt to read the first book or watch the first hour of the first film before you come.”

Click here to read her full blog (with WAY more sneak peek information!).

 

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