New Details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts @UniversalOrl

More news about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the revolutionary attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Universal Orlando Resort will reveal all-new details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ? the revolutionary new attraction found within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ? Diagon Alley. It will be a groundbreaking, multi-dimensional thrill ride that will place riders in the middle of an incredible adventure as they navigate their way through the Gringotts vaults. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ? Diagon Alley will open this summer, located within Universal Studios Florida, will double the size of the sweeping area already dedicated to Harry Potter?s adventures at Universal?s Islands of Adventure, expanding it across both Universal theme parks. It will create new experiences based on the signature areas of London, Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. © 2014 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

Imagine being part of the iconic moment from the Harry Potter film series where Harry, Ron and Hermione break into one of the most guarded places in the wizarding world – Gringotts bank – to retrieve a magical object that will help defeat Lord Voldemort. You’ve seen the action on-screen, and now you get to be part of it.

Universal’s creative team worked hand-in-hand with Stuart Craig and his production team from the Harry Potter films to immerse guests in this pivotal scene from the final Harry Potter book and film. During this action-packed, fully-immersive journey on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, riders will:

  • Marvel at the 60-foot, fire-breathing Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon atop Gringotts Wizarding Bank
  • Tour Gringotts bank and pass through the marble hall where you’ll see goblins hard at work
  • Race through a labyrinth of underground Gringotts vaults
  • Encounter the villainous Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, as she attempts to send you to your doom
  • Come face to face with He Who Must Not Be Named
  • Experience even more mind-blowing moments

This multi-dimensional, multi-sensory attraction will revolutionize theme park entertainment. As a next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts  seamlessly integrates a compilation of the most innovative technology ever created, 360-degree themed sets, 4K digital high-definition animation, state-of-the-art 3-D Infitec projection systems and live
special effects with beloved characters and breathtaking moments from the Harry Potter books and films.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride – Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

For additional information about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/WizardingWorld.

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