Diagon Alley July 8th Opening Plus New Details

Jun 18, 2014

Posted by Melissa Anelli

It finally happened. After two years of construction, months of guessing at dates, and weeks of false positives, Universal Orlando has finally given us an official opening date. The Today Show aired the announcement this morning, ahead of the red carpet event happening tonight. It’s finally official: Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express will open their doors on July 8th.

The Today Show is broadcasting live from Diagon Alley with guests like Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane in town for the red carpet event. Universal will be streaming the event here.

To tide you over, here are three new photos of Diagon Alley, Borgin and Burkes, and the Leaky Cauldron from Inside the Magic:


And, thanks to this user on Instagram, here’s a look at how Universal has turned the concept art we’ve all been drooling over into a reality:

We’ll be bringing you all the Diagon Alley developments as they happen. You can find our previous WWoHP coverage here.

4 Responses to Diagon Alley July 8th Opening Plus New Details

Avatar ImageMeredithSecaur says: What a great honor for Daniel. He is such a hard worker and has done such a varied body of work, there is no question that he deserves it. Avatar ImageGrindylow_101 says: OMG this is AMAZING news!- Congrats Dan! XDAvatar Imagegambyt says: Whoa.... really cool stuff...

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