Diagon Alley’s First Guests Post Pictures, Reactions

Between the opening date announcement this morning and the red carpet event tonight, it’s a busy day at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Between all that, the Today Show sweepstakes winners were on the spot getting a first look at the Diagon Alley expansion.

While the area’s headlining attraction – Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts – was down for the count all day, there was still much to write home about.

Universal Orlando released these pictures to start the day off right:

Katy Rogers, one of the sweepstakes winners, posted photos of the area on twitter throughout the day:

Sweepstakes winners had the chance to test out the new interactive wand system whereby specific wands can be used to cast spells in the area.

They were also able to ride the Hogwarts Express. One guest tweeted “Riding the Hogwarts Express is absolutely phenomenally fantastically incredible. It’s real life.”

Another focal point: the dragon perched atop Gringotts Bank. Several photos and even some videos captured it in action.

Throughout the day, media set up to cover the red carpet event. Universal Orlando posted this photo of the area on their Facebook page:

Universal will be streaming the event this evening. We have staff on location and at home ready to bring you awesome coverage tonight.

  • http://www.twitter.com/starlysh Lysh

    It looks AMAZING.