The Harry Potter Experience at Universal Studios

written by | Posted on May 28th, 2014

This summer, guests can experience the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.)

This summer, guests can experience the next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.)

New details have been revealed about the anticipated opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringots, the new attraction opening as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Diagon Alley.

Guests who have read the action in the Harry Potter book series, seen it on the big screen in the film series, and soon they’ll be able to experience it and be a part of the action along with the characters Harry, Ron, and Hermione. One of the new released scenes of the experience is that guests will get to be a part of breaking into Gringotts bank, one of the most guarded places in the Wizarding world, to retrieve a magical object that will help defeat Lord Voldemort. During the action-packed, fully immersive journey on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, guests will  see the 60-ft., fire-breathing Ukranian Ironbelly dragon on top of Gringotts Wizarding Bank; tour Gringotts bank and pass throughout the marble hall where they’ll see goblins at work; race through the underground Gringotts vaults; encounter the Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange; come face-to-face with He Who Must Not Be Named; and more not-yet-released moments. The multi-dimensional, multi-sensory attraction integrates 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, 3-D projection systems, and live special effects.

The new themed area, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, expands the experience across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Inside the Wizarding World guests will enjoy themed shops, dining, and thrill rides.

Opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.)

Opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.)

Universal Orlando Resort is offering a vacation package beginning June 29, giving guests the chance to take in the new theme park experience. The Summer Package starts at $155 per adult per night for a 4-night stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort from June 29 to Aug. 16. The Fall Package starts at $135 per adult per night for travel from Aug. 17 to Oct. 2, and Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. The package includes 3-day Park-to-Park tickets for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, and gives guests access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, as well as early park admission to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and breakfast at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, as well as complimentary transportation to both theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Guests will also receive a themed Welcome Parcel delivered to their hotel. Bookings must be made by July 31. For more information, visit universaltravelagents.com/hp.

Universal Studios Orlando Resort has also launched a blog to help guests and travel agents stay up to date on what’s happening at the destination including news about new attractions; interviews with the creatives at Universal Orlando; vacation tips from insiders, guest bloggers and guests; and much more. For more information, visit blog.universalorlando.com.

For more information, visit universalorlando.com/wizardingworld or universaltravelagents.com.