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    Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

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    Universal released news about the expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in a webcast this morning.

    Below are the tweets from our Twitter feed:

    Waiting for the #DiagonAlley webcast to start! Who else is excited? @UniversalORL pic.twitter.com/v9FfolKBr3



    Mark Woodbury is taking the stage in Gringotts pic.twitter.com/CjupOquoAT




    Mark Woodbury is recaping #Transformers #Springfield #CityWalk and great changes coming @UniversalOrl


    James Phelps is at @UniversalOrl talking about #DiagonAlley pic.twitter.com/E9tIdnfkE0




    Park to Park Ticket will be REQUIRED to ride the hogwarts express at #DiagonAlley @universalorl


    They are going through the shops that will be included at #DiagonAlley at @UniversalOrl this is going to be unreal! pic.twitter.com/vLnEiHIMtx




    Zonko's is leaving Hogsmeade and Honeydukes is getting expanded


    Knockturn Alley is going to be spooky and the darkside of magic at #DiagonAlley at @UniversalOrl

    Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is the name of the new ride at @UniversalOrl #DiagonAlley

    When you come into #DiagonAlley there will be a fire breathing Dragon @UniversalOrl

    Well folks that wraps up the #DiagonAlley preview. Who is going to be visiting @UniversalOrl this summer?




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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    Very interesting, I can't wait to see the finished product. Looks very impressive, let's hope the Hollywood version is just as spectacular.

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    Looks so bada!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    I'm surprised by the amount of negative comments in that article. My only disappoint is no Flourish and Botts bookstore but other than that if Florean Fortescue Ice Cream Parlour has a Butterbeer flavored ice cream then I'm sold.

    I do think they should get rid of the Ollivander's in Hogsmeade and turn it into Madame Puddifoot's TeaShop.

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    I cant wait either! I am going in October...... timed that trip right!
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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    I think the naysayers that Universal didn't mess up, are now proven wrong by the relocation of Zonko's.

    Also it's what I figured, a mall.

    I was really hoping they could put more attractions in. Gringott's is going to have a huge line, and the rest of the Studio will be empty. Just like what happened at IOA when WWOHP opened.

    In the end we are getting a two attraction resort.
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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    Quote Originally Posted by swampymarsh View Post
    I think the naysayers that Universal didn't mess up, are now proven wrong by the relocation of Zonko's.

    Also it's what I figured, a mall.

    I was really hoping they could put more attractions in. Gringott's is going to have a huge line, and the rest of the Studio will be empty. Just like what happened at IOA when WWOHP opened.

    In the end we are getting a two attraction resort.
    Yeah, the fact that Diagon Alley has shops makes it a mall. So every theme park in existence is just a glorified mall.

    The closing of Zonko's is either a testament to the success of Honeydukes or the failure of Zonko's. Possibly both. Either way, I'd rather mess up a small store than, say, an attraction centerpiece comparable in size to a yeti.

    They only have so much space.

    And it's a 47 attraction resort. Your math was just a tad off there. It's understandable.

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    A glorified mall it made be but let's be honest with ourselves. No other movie franchise anywhere would be able to pull it off and get away with it like Harry Potter can. The stores and products sold are part of the Harry Potter universe that people long desired to experienced.

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    I was hoping for more attractions, but it looks great. I really don't mind all the rest being shops long as they are "specialty" shops, and not generic . Im not into "extreme" coasters (used to be, though.....lol), so that's why I like to see ride of differant kinds.

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    A new land with 2 new E-tickets.....what was the last time that Disney did that?

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    Re: Universal Reveals Diagon Alley Details

    So maybe I don't remember the movies so well, but I had thought Diagon Alley was what they built at Islands of Adventure? So what is the little village with the wand shop and the butterbeer and everything over at Islands of Adventure then?
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