UPDATED BREAKING NEWS: Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley to open July 8!

Post now updated with video and pictures!

This morning, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and James and Oliver Phelps announced the official opening date of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Diagon Alley during The Today Show.

The much-anticipated expansion will open to the public July 8!


UPDATE: New pictures and videos added! Watch a video from the official MuggleNet Instagram account of of the announcement earlier today:

You can also watch a brand new video from the Universal Orlando Resort – called “Boarding Begins” – as well as see some pictures of Diagon Alley below:

What do you think of the date? Earlier than you thought?  Too late? Or are you just happy that we finally have an opening date? Tell us in the comments!