NBC to air Diagon Alley special next week!

We’ve been posting our own Diagon Alley reports all week (Check them out here, here, and here!), but it looks like there’s even more to look forward to for fans itching to get a look inside Diagon Alley!

The special will air Monday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. In addition to previewing the Diagon Alley portion of the park, the special will also give an inside look at the development of the expansion, from conception to design and beyond! A full description is as follows:

NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – In anticipation of the July 8 grand opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park experience, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Meredith Vieira will host Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley, an NBC News primetime special produced by Peacock Productions. Vieira gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the latest manifestation of the multi-billion dollar cultural phenomenon of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley chronicles the remarkable four-year journey leading up to the highly anticipated unveiling of the new theme park experience. Meredith Vieira details the tremendous global effort and groundbreaking technology involved in creating Diagon Alley, from the initial conception, development and construction of the biggest attractions, down to the most fascinating details of the massive operation.

The NBC News primetime special provides behind-the-scenes access and interviews with the cast of the Harry Potter films, including Bonnie Wright and James and Oliver Phelps, as well as in-depth interviews with the creative team that brought J.K. Rowling’s enchanted world to life.

Will you be tuning in on Monday?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.