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Diagon Alley, Gringotts ride to open in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter July 8

Diagon Alley is the newest addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will open July 8, and fans of the "Harry Potter" series will be able to ride the Hogwarts Express, drink Butterbeer and receive currency at Gringotts Bank.
Megan Christensen, Deseret News Modified: June 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm •  Published: June 18, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — On July 8, muggles will no longer need floo powder to visit Diagon Alley.

A ticket to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, is the only necessary purchase for access to the theme park’s new wizard habitat featured in one of the world’s most beloved fantasy series.

According to Theme Park Insider, Diagon Alley’s centerpiece will be the indoor roller coaster “Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.”

The attraction will send its riders through Gringotts Bank as they battle 3D dragons, trolls and You Know Who alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Diagon Alley will also include shops such as Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Borgin and Burkes, and Ollivander’s wand shop.

The park is bound to be as interactive as the books and movies, according to Orlando My Way.

Visitors can be entertained by two live-stage versions of fables from J.K. Rowling’s “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.”

Guests can also take pictures with the Knight Bus, cast spells at specified locations around the park and purchase souvenirs using Wizarding Bank Notes.

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