As I’m sure you’ll be aware, over the last few days some MuggleNet staff members were lucky enough to be at the preview event for Diagon Alley! With the official opening date announced only hours before at a presentation, last night saw the preview of Diagon Alley itself take place, complete with a Red Carpet event. We were able to get lots of pictures and videos as the event happened. If you missed out on seeing the pictures as they were posted live, check them all out below in our handy roundup of the day’s events, and look out for a full report coming soon!
The day began with a presentation, which took place exactly four years after the Wizarding World officially opened!
Muggle London was previewed:
And then some rather special guests arrived:
Who made a rather big announcement:
After that, there was a quick Q&A:
Later on in the day, the Red Carpet event took place, in the heart of Muggle London:
And the stars started to arrive on the Red Carpet, starting with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley):
Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley):
Matt Lewis (Neville):
Matt answers the question “How does it feel to be loved by the ladies?”
Evanna Lynch (Luna):
James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George):
Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)!
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy):
Warwick Davis (Flitwick/Griphook) shares a story:
And then after the Red Carpet it was time for the preview itself. Warning: If you do not want to be spoiled for the actual park/rides do not watch these videos!
The Leaky Cauldron:
Gregorovitch’s Wand Shop:
BUTTERBEER ICE CREAM:
Fortune telling at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes:
Hogwarts Express line:
Platform 9 3/4!
And finally, the Hogwarts Express itself!
It all looks incredible! Full report from the event and interviews coming soon! What do you think of Diagon Alley? Are you as excited as we are to finally get to see it?! Are you excited to visit when it opens in July? Let us know your thoughts below!