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Diagon Alley Opens at Universal Studios

  • July 10, 2014

Attention witches, wizards, and Muggles! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley has finally opened! As of July 8th, 2014, come and experience the most innovative theme park attractions to date, all just 10 minutes away from Vista Cay Resort. 

Diagon Alley is a whimsical new addition to Universal Studios, a resort also known for boasting such memorable experiences as The Revenge of the Mummy and, more recently, the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit. Universal Studios was, more recently, the less-favored of the two theme parks, but with Diagon Alley’s opening, Islands of Adventure may have a run for their money! Harry Potter fans and curious guests alike were lining up at the park entrance by 6 o’clock in the morning. A burst of fireworks signaled the official opening, and guests swooped in to the entrance to Diagon Alley in a massive horde, all to an array of applauding team members and falling confetti. 

The celebration seemed to last all day as the crowds filled the immersive land to capacity. The signature attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, was relentlessly filled, never offering a wait less than two hours. At one point, it even skyrocketed up to a daunting 400 minute wait! Alas, fans were happy to wait for this state-of-the-art attraction, and as they exited, they did not seem to regret a single moment of it. 

If the excitement of this thrilling ride is not quite your cup of tea, consider attending the shows taking place on the Alley’s streets. The marvelous diva, Celestina Warbeck, sings some of her greatest hits with her “backup ghouls.” Watch the tale of the Deathly Hallows come to life on the aging cobblestone streets, told in a way you’ve never experienced before! And don’t forget: guests can now make their way aboard the famous Hogwarts Express – where an exciting adventure awaits them as they make their way from London to Hogsmeade. 

Every single nook and cranny at this amazing destination has something to offer, whether you’re young or old, wizard or Muggle! Diagon Alley is just one fantastic opportunity for your next visit with us here at Vista Cay Resort.

Gringotts in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

Gringotts in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios

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