UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley to open July 8!

Post now updated with video and pictures!

This morning, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and James and Oliver Phelps announced the official opening date of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Diagon Alley during The Today Show.

The much-anticipated expansion will open to the public July 8!


UPDATE: New pictures and videos added! Watch a video from the official MuggleNet Instagram account of of the announcement earlier today:

You can also watch a brand new video from the Universal Orlando Resort – called “Boarding Begins” – as well as see some pictures of Diagon Alley below:

What do you think of the date? Earlier than you thought?  Too late? Or are you just happy that we finally have an opening date? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Peter

    I have to admit I’m rather surprised as to how abrupt the announcement was. I mean with Hogsmeade they announced the April before that it would open June 18th. Although I’m just glad it’s finally opening

    • Rachel Hartnett

      I think the reason the public was given such short notice was for crowd control. I attended the grand opening for Hogsmeade and it was crazy!

  • Victoria91

    20 days away! And those pictures look absolutely fantastic. 😀

  • Ariane Thériault

    It’s too late! :O I’m leaving Florida on July 8, so I won’t be able to go…

  • Jackie Holder

    its a day after my birthday!!! But ill be there in August

  • Casiquire

    I absolutely love pretty much everything about this! I just wish there wasn’t a dragon on top of Gringotts. Everyone’s going about their normal daily routine, and there’s a fire-breathing dragon on the loose. I’d like it better if the dragon just shows up in the Gringotts ride. Anyway does the Knight Bus actually go anywhere? Can’t wait to go!

  • Carol

    I would have thought with the Hogwarts express they would have opened on the 1st September to start the trip to Hogwarts, but that’s my thought. I bet its gonna be brilliant x