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Exclusive! Production designer Michael Curry talks Diagon Alley’s “Tale of the Three Brothers”

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In an exclusive interview with MuggleNet, production designer and award-winning artist Michael Curry opens up about bringing "The Tale of the Three Brothers" to life for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley and hints at possible upcoming WWoHP projects. Read More »

MuggleNet Throwback: The inside scoop on butterbeer!

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What's in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter's most magical treat? Find out in this week's MuggleNet Throwback! Read More »

Pottermore releases Celestina Warbeck information!

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Ever wondered about the background of Molly Weasley's favorite singer, Celestina Warbeck? Well, now, Pottermore has released brand new information written by J.K. Rowling about the magical singer, including the fact that today is the singer's birthday! Read More »

“A Celebration of Harry Potter” coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2015!

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Universal Orlando Resort announces that they will be hosting the second annual "A Celebration of Harry Potter" expo in 2015! Read More »

Behind-the-scenes photos from Diagon Alley!

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There's been lots of buzz recently around the opening of Diagon Alley in Orlando at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The sculptor, Bryn Court, who worked on all the "Harry Potter" films, as well as countless other movies, worked as head sculptor on Diagon Alley,creating many of the sculptures that you see in the park today. Check out a selection of behind-the-scenes photos below! Read More »

Universal celebrated one millionth ride on the Hogwarts Express!

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It's been almost exactly one month since the official opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Florida, but the park is already celebrating a major milestone! Read More »

Universal Studios Hollywood continues building Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Want to see the latest and greatest pictures of magical construction going on at Universal Studios Hollywood? Read More »

Universal Studios Japan is hiring!

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan has recently opened. Now, they are looking for talented actors to bring the experience to life! Read More »

Warner Brothers creates new team to oversee “Potter” franchise

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Warner Brothers has announced a new team to oversee the "Harry Potter" franchise. The group, known as the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, will "develop and execute a high level strategic vision for the 'Harry Potter' brand." Read More »

MinaLima on bringing “Harry Potter” magic to Diagon Alley

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"Harry Potter" fans know the design team MinaLima as the force behind all the wonderful designs and props in the "Harry Potter" films. For the newly opened Diagon Alley extension of the Orlando theme park, Universal used MinaLima to help bring the park to life. In a new interview, the MinaLima team, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, speak about their work on Diagon Alley. Read More »

Hogwarts Express ride at WWoHP designed by Swiss cable car company

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It was recently revealed (during the NBC special about Diagon Alley) that the Hogwarts Express ride in the new expansion at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, was created by a cable car company in Switzerland. Now, in a new article, swissinfo.ch shares a little more detail about the project. Read More »

UPDATED: J.K. Rowling visits Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan!

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In a press release from Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros., it was revealed that prior to the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan, author J.K. Rowling previewed the park. Take a look at what she had to say about the newest WWoHP! Read More »

Updated: Coverage of the grand opening at Universal Studios Japan commences with a special report

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MuggleNet's special corespondent from Japan, Jay Mohri, attended a special preview engagement on Monday night to begin the celebration of the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. Read More »

Magic, Mischief, and Madness: MuggleNet’s report from the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

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Did you miss the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley? Never fear! Our report will fill you in on all the excitement and magic! Read More »

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley now open at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley today, July 8, at Universal Studios Florida.

This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks, and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley team members welcomed thousands of excited guests as they entered the all-new spectacularly themed land for the very first time. Read More »

How we reacted to the new Diagon Alley park opening (with Selfies)

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This is how the MuggleNet staff reacts when we get excited about Diagon Alley opening up (Hint: We're just as nerdy as you are). Read More »

Jaws ride removed but not forgotten in Diagon Alley expansion

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As many of you may or may not know, the Jaws ride at Universal Studios Orlando was closed in 2012 to make room for the Wizarding World Diagon Alley/London expansion. Now comes word that the creative team at Universal Studios has paid homage to the classic ride, which opened in 1990, by placing Jaws Easter eggs throughout Diagon Alley and London. Read More »

Universal announces Hogwarts Express soft open!

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Just moments ago, Universal Orlando announced via their blog that even though Diagon Alley will not actually open until July 8 as indicated at the Diagon Alley preview event, guests at the park were treated to an early admission as part of a "soft open." Learn more here! Read More »

Diagon Alley Roundup – Part 4: Shake, rattle, and roll

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We were privy to two performances, a set of songs by the lovely Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees and a performance of "The Tale of the Three Brothers," as seen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1". Both take place in the heart of Carkitt Market, which makes up a majority of Horizont Alley. Read More »

Surviving a summer visit to Universal Orlando – A Floridian’s tips for a magical Wizarding World experience

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The grand opening of the WIzarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is exactly one week away! Are you planning a trip to Orlando but finding yourself wondering what the Florida weather is like in the summer or looking for tips on how to get the most out of your visit? Here are just a few of a native Floridian's tips for surviving a summer visit to Universal Orlando! Read More »