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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 »

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 »

Construction photos: Hogsmeade taking shape at Wizarding World in Hollywood

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Construction on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is now well underway, and some new photos show Hogsmeade and Hogwarts coming along nicely! 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Potterhead Monique shares her “Potter”-filled bridal shower

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MuggleNet places a lot of focus on the fans of the "Harry Potter" series throughout our website. It is a place to share stories and ideas as well as keep up with the latest happenings in the wizarding world. Today, we share one of those special stories of "Potter"-themed weddings with Monique's unique bridal shower. Check it out! Read More »

Universal Creative discusses technology used in creating the Wizarding World

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The creative team at Universal Studios recently revealed some interesting new details on the technology used at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Some exciting new technology has been put to use to make the Diagon Alley expansion even more amazing and magical than its Hogsmeade Village counterpart! Read More »

“The Tonight Show” raps “Harry Potter”, quizzes parents about the series

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It's been nothing but laughs at Universal Studios for fans of "Harry Potter" and late night host Jimmy Fallon. Check out more of the entertaining bits "The Tonight Show" has created for their Wizarding World of Harry Potter week in Orlando! 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 »

List of cast members attending Diagon Alley VIP preview week

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As we mentioned earlier, this week is the VIP and media preview week at the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios! The Universal Orlando blog has just released a list of "Harry Potter" cast members who will be in attendance! 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 »

Universal Studios releases new Diagon Alley video

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Universal Studios has just revealed a brand new video on their YouTube page showing some exciting new footage from the 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 »

‘Today’ broadcast from Universal canceled – Opening date still in question

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Speculation about the opening date announcement for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley expansion area was running high this week as NBC's "Today" was scheduled for a LIVE broadcast from the Universal grounds. However, we may need to wait just a little longer for the announcement. Read More »

J.K. Rowling to attend Japan theme park opening

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Yesterday, Universal Studios announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan will open this July. Today, in a clever bit of sleuthing, SnitchSeeker has revealed that J.K. Rowling committed to attend this grand opening as early as last November. How exactly did this news break? Read More »