Just when you thought today couldn’t get any better for the Harry Potter fandom, THIS happens.
Steve Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal, has confirmed that the Diagon Alley expansion at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando will be opening Spring 2014. SnitchSeeker also reports that Burke mentioned that Universal’s new Cabana Bay Beach Resort hotel will open prior to Diagon Alley. Because the hotel is scheduled to open on March 31, 2014, we can speculate on an April or May opening for the attractions.
In the interview with Yahoo! Finance, Burke spoke about the separation between the expansion, which will be located in the Universal Studios theme park, and the current WWoHP area housed at Islands of Adventure. You guys, we really WILL be taking the train to Hogsmeade.
The second attraction is in the other gate and the way you get from one gate to the second gate as you take a train and the train is the Hogwarts Express. And so, the actual transition or the movement from one gate to another gate is part of the attraction which is never been done before and it’s a wonderful creative idea, that opens next spring.
Are you still with us HP fandom? It’s okay, we’re hyperventilating too. Which part of this expansion are you most looking forward to? Let us know below. And, in case you missed it, check out the news that broke earlier about J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut here.