Written by: Mark Plante Published On: March 3, 2022
Diagon Alley opened in Universal Studios Orlando on July 8th in 2014 and when it did, it set the bar for immersive theming and interaction for all new and upcoming lands and attractions at theme parks throughout the world.
The theming of Diagon Alley actually puts you into the scene from the “Harry Potter” movies. You are able to go into “Olivander’s Wand Shop” to purchase a wand that is specifically designed for your personality. Gringott’s Bank is open and you are able to exchange your “Muggle” currency for actual Wizard currency.
If you do purchase an interactive wand, there are many areas throughout Diagon Alley where your are able to cast spells by waiving your wand properly and an appropriate scene will react.
Universal Studios hit a home run by bringing the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” to their parks and we can not wait to see what they will be doing next!