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Hot butterbeer now being served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

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Visitors at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter can now sip hot butterbeer to keep out the winter chill! It was announced today that the new form of the wizarding drink is available throughout the theme park, and it makes a cozy alternative to the already popular cold, frozen, and ice cream butterbeer varieties. Read More »

Universal Orlando presented with awards for Diagon Alley

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All those long lines this summer in Orlando, Florida, were worth it. The attention to detail and the complete immersion into Harry Potter's world led to the theme park being awarded with one of the industry's highest honors. Read more here! Read More »

UPDATED: “Harry Potter” cast members to appear at A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort!

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Universal Orlando Resort's A Celebration of Harry Potter is getting closer, and there are going to be some magical special guests in attendance! Find out who will be there! Read More »

Fantastical Orlando giveaway winners explore Diagon Alley

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Remember our Fantastical Orlando giveaway? Our winner, Bryan, and his wife Emily share their experience with us! Check it out here! Read More »

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 »

The ABCs of LeakyCon 2014: “Harry Potter”

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There was certainly no shortage of Pottermania at this year's LeakyCon, which took place from July 30 to August 3 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. Following up on our first recap of the event, here is a list of "Harry Potter" related memories we shared with our fellow attendees! 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 »

Potter Twitter Roundup: Seventeen Years Later

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What consists of misguided Philosopher's Stone reviews, Neville in a party hat and a unicorn in traffic? The Potter Twitter Roundup of course. Check it out now! Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: The Hulk and the Snorkack

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Want to see Matt Lewis get punched by the Hulk? Then check out this week's Twitter roundup! Also includes a sneak peek of Diagon Alley and Tom Felton working it in yet more Burberry. Read More »

“The Tonight Show” takes on Diagon Alley!

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"The Tonight Show" broadcasts live from Diagon Alley as part of the media preview leading up to the opening date announcement of the park. Take a look at Jimmy Fallon and his experience so far in Diagon Alley! Read More »

Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley Preview Week schedule released!

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We've been waiting what seems like forever to find out when Universal Orlando will announce the opening date to the newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and FINALLY, we have more information! Read More »

Bonnie Wright and the Phelps twins tour Diagon Alley!

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Bonnie Wright and James and Oliver Phelps took a tour of Universal Orlando's the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley today! Check out some photos here. Read More »

Vacation packages now available for Diagon Alley

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Universal Orlando Resort has released their first vacation packages for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Check out what the package includes here. Read More »

New Diagon Alley commercial keeps us “dreaming”

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Universal Orlando has released a new commercial for the opening of Diagon Alley, featuring brief glimpses of Gringotts, the fire-breathing dragon, and more. Check it out here! Read More »

Potter Twitter Roundup: A Seal of Approval

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It was the week for announcements! Those and a couple of pinnipeds. Check out the Twitter Roundup to find out more. Read More »

“USA Today” gets first look at Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

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"USA Today" was given a first look at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Check out their video tour, plus new photos of the area right here. Read More »

New details and concept art emerge for Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts’

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New concept art, videos, and information are released regarding the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride as well as the Diagon Alley grand opening. You can read all about it right here. Read More »

New Prop Spotted in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

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A new prop has appeared in the Hogsmeade Village of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Could this be one part of a brand new interactive experience at the theme park? Read More »

Diagon Alley concept art, including Borgin and Burkes, Knockturn Alley, and the Gringotts dragon

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Along with the recent news about the Wizarding World expansion opening in mid-June, we now get a look at some of the exciting new features of Diagon Alley. Some concept art has been revealed, giving us a new look at Knockturn Alley, Borgin and Burkes, the dragon atop Gringotts, and what looks like streets in Hogsmeade and London. Read More »

Universal Orlando raises pay as it adds new jobs for WWoHP

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Universal Orlando has said that they will be raising starting pay for employees beginning June 1. The resort is currently in the process of trying to fill hundreds of new openings, ahead of the impending opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley this summer. Read More »