The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Wizards Welcomed - Diagon AlleyOne of my favorite parts of living in Orlando is impromptu trips to the theme parks! When my friend asked me to go to Universal Studios this past weekend I quickly said YES because I hadn’t had a chance yet to go to the newest part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley!

We started the day off in Universal Studios and made our way through the park hitting up Rip Ride Rock It, The Mummy, and Transformers – a few of my favorites. We stopped for lunch at Finnegan’s – a great place for lunch in the park. And for dessert – Dippin Dots! A must have at the theme parks!

Universal Studios Florida - Transformers

Dippin Dots - Banana Split Ice Cream

Finally, we made it to Diagon Alley and I was so excited!

The Knight Bus at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley 3 Weasley's Wizard Wheezes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley 2 Diagon Alley 1 Olivander's at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Olivander's Wand ShopYou really feel immersed in the books when you are in Diagon Alley – I was so impressed by all of the detail and how secluded it felt from the rest of the park! The gem, though, is Gringotts Bank. Although I was slightly disappointed in the actual ride, the building was beyond amazing!

Gringotts Ride at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Gringotts Bank at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Goblin at Gringotts Bank - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Advice - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter We regret that all dragon-guarded vaults are currently full - Gringotts Bank Newspapers at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Newspapers at books at the Wizarding World of Harry PotterMy favorite part of the new additions (at least new to me) was the Hogwarts Express! We rode it over to Islands of Adventure after we were finished exploring Diagon Alley and I absolutely loved it.

Hogwarts Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I think I like Diagon Alley even more than Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure! Have you had a chance to visit? What did you think?

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  • I just went a few months back to the new part and absolutely loved it! I do love that it is more secluded than the others and the attention to detail is impeccable.