Celestina Warbeck, Gringotts Money Exchange, and more: Diagon Alley entertainment revealed!
We posted a few days ago about the delicious food visitors are going to be able to enjoy at the Diagon Alley expansion, and now the Universal Orlando blog has revealed what kind of entertainment the park will be offering.
First up, there will be two live shows performed throughout the day at Carkitt Market.
The first show will bring to life two fables from The Tales of Beedle the Bard – ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ and ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’ (which was featured in the seventh film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1). Performed by a troupe of four from the Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts, this trunk show uses scenic pieces, props and puppetry fabricated by Emmy-award-winning designer Michael Curry.
That sounds amazing! Check out some images of the puppets of the Peverell brothers in the gallery below.
The second show sounds equally interesting, featuring one of fans’ favorite wizarding celebrities:
The second show features a musical performance by the ever-popular singing sensation of the wizarding world and one of Molly Weasley’s personal favorites, the Singing Sorceress: Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. With a whole lot of soul, this swinging show will feature never-before-heard songs, including “A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love,” “You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart” and “You Charmed the Heart Right out of Me” – all titles created by J.K. Rowling. The lyrics also contain never-before-revealed information about Celestina’s wand – written by J.K. Rowling for Pottermore.
But that’s not all! At the Knight Bus, the infamous shrunken head and a Knight Bus conductor will chat and take pictures with visitors, very likely similar to the Hogwarts Express conductor who makes small talk with visitors to Hogsmeade.
And unsurprisingly, the addition of Gringotts Bank has allowed Universal not only to add another ride but also another dimension to the wizarding experience. Check it out:
Before you do your shopping for all the wizarding essentials in Diagon Alley, make sure to stop by Gringotts Money Exchange. Here you’ll be able to exchange your Muggle currency for wizarding bank notes, which can be used within both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade (as well as the rest of our two theme parks) to purchase snacks and items from the shops. And there will be a Gringotts goblin who will be overseeing your transaction.
You can see pictures of the Gringotts Money Exchange below.
Finally, of course, visitors will be able to visit the all-new Olivanders Wand Shop, where they will be able to experience the magic of the wand choosing the wizard!
Which entertainment aspect are you most excited for? Anything else you wish they’d included? Let us know in the comments!