Universal’s Harry Potter Diagon Alley Park Picture Gallery

Harry Potter theme park

What’s up?! If anyone ever follows this site, you know it’s been a long time since I have added an update. Months in fact. Sorry but life happens, work gets busy and time flies by. Got to pay the bills ya know?

But I’ve got a special new update today for you all. I went to the new Harry Potter, Diagon Alley park they just made at the Universal Studios Orlando theme park. It’s the second Harry Potter park they have made; the first one is in the other park.

They now have a Hogwarts express train that connects the two Harry Potter parks. It’s a fun ride with some mild surprises. You have to have tickets to both parks or an annual pass for both to ride it between the two parks.
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion news

Harry Potter

So by now most all Harry Potter fans knows about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion at Universal Studios. But not many know much details about it, since they are not saying much. Here’s what I can tell you as of now.

The new Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion will be in the “other” park, in the space that the “Jaws” ride was. It will be connected to the current Harry Potter land in Islands of Adventure via a Hogwarts Express train ride.

How detailed the train will be, if it even is a train, is not known. From what I have heard it will be a ride itself, where “things will happen”. It will transport guest from one park to the other for sure.
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans latest news!

New plans for the Harry Potter land expansion

Oh boy have I got big news for all you Harry Potter fans! A few days ago I made an article about how Universal Studios announced that they would be expanding the current Wizarding world of Harry Potter.

BUT, they gave out no details of what would be in it or where the expansion would be. Well,,,,, it seems that Robert Niles, an author over at theme park insider, got to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans for the new expansion by a source. A link to his article is at the end of mine.

Now, he makes it very clear that the plans are labeled “Concept,” and dated November 2011. He says the plans are very detailed but far from final. So they may very well change, both the area of what he saw and the layout.
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Universal Studios to expand Harry Potter land at theme parks

Universal Studios to expand Harry Potter land!

More news from Universal Studios folks! They have just announced their plans to expand Harry Potter land, otherwise known as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Actually their contract demanded that they expand it at a later time when they began building it.

However the big buzz is if they will make another part of Harry Potter in the “old” park, Universal Orlando, and not just expand the current land at Islands of Adventure. It’s interesting to note that they just announced plans to close down the Jaws ride Jan 2nd.

It’s all just speculation at this time, and park officials are not saying anything at all as to what the new plans will be. However it makes sense to convert the Jaws ride space into another Harry Potter land.
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New Harry Potter Legos store!

Great new Harry Potter Lego store!
Click here to see the best new Harry Potter Lego sets now!

Now that the final Harry Potter movie has been out, we all know kids this year will want Harry Potter toys for Christmas. One of the most popular types are the Harry Potter Lego sets.

So, I decided to make a brand new site dedicated to showcasing the newest and best HP Lego sets and mini figures! I am a big fan of Harry Potter and have a few of the Lego sets myself.

In fact these sets are getting to be great collectors items, not just toys for kids. Some are getting rare and will be worth some big bucks down the road if you keep the Lego pieces in good shape.
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Special Harry Potter fans event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Special Harry Potter event at the wizarding world of harry potter

For all you Harry Potter fans I wanted to let you know of a special event that will be going on at Universal Studios The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, November 11 to 13 2011.

As you all know the very last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2, has now been shown, wrapping up the incredible Harry Potter saga.

I went and saw it a few weeks ago, it was fantastic! Anyways, now that all the Harry Potter movies have been shown Universal Studios decided to make a special event for this fall to celebrate all the great Harry Potter movies.
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Latest Harry Potter wands and collectibles on sale

Great Harry Potter wands on sale now!
Click here to see all the Harry Potter wands!

With the last Harry Potter movie now showing many kids, teens and even adults are buying their favorite Harry Potter merchandise and collectibles. So I wanted to let you know that you can find them all right here in my site!

I have a complete page of Harry Potter magic wands. Most are high quality collectors items from the Noble Collection, your place for quality replica Harry Potter collectibles.

You can find Harry Potter wands of course, but also Hermione Granger’s Wand, Voldemort’s Illuminating Wand, Dumbledore’s Wand and many other Harry Potter character wands. Just click the picture or link above to see them all!
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LeakyCon 2011 Harry Potter convention at Universal Studios

Harry Potter LeakyCon 2011

For Harry Potter fans it’s time to get excited about the LeakyCon 2011 convention! This year it will be held at Universal Studios in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, of course.

It was a natural to hold LeakyCon at Harry Potter land this year, as what better place to meet cast members of the Harry Potter movies, go on a Horcrux hunt and see stage presentations and fan videos from Potter fans.

Plus on midnight July 14th they can see the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” movie at Universal Studios citywalk mutiplex theater.
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Harry Potter Dragon Challenge roller coaster ride review

Harry Potter's Dragon Challenge roller coaster ride review

There are several great rides at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. One of them is Dragon Challenge, and here’s my review of this cool roller coaster ride.

Dragon Challenge is a thrilling ride at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s an update on the older Dueling Dragons ride. The coaster is unique because it includes not one, but two separate tracks and two different sets of cars.

One set of cars is the Hungarian Horntail dragon, and the other set of coaster cars is the Chinese Fireball dragon. The names are from the dragons you see in one of the Harry Potter movies.
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Wizarding world of Harry Potter Flight of the Hippogriff ride

Wizarding world of Harry Potter Flight of the Hippogriff ride

If you have little kids in tow on your trip to The Wizarding world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, and they’re Harry Potter fans, they’ll probably be disappointed that they can’t ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Riders for that attraction have to be at least 48 inches tall. If, however, your little wizards are at least 36 inches tall, they can enjoy the Flight of the Hippogriff ride roller coaster.

What’s a hippogriff? A hippogriff is a mythological creature that has the head of an eagle and the body of a horse. Here’s the back story to the ride: Hagrid, the Care of Magical Creatures teacher, teaches young wizards-in-training to fly a Hippogriff.
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Harry Potter DVD movies and sets store now open!

Harry Potter dvd store now open!Harry Potter dvd store now open!
Click here for the Harry Potter dvd movie page!

As my regular readers know, I am slowly adding lots of Disney and Harry Potter store items in my site. Today I finally have a Harry Potter dvd movie page open! You can find single dvds as well as Harry Potter dvd sets and collections.

You can select from all the Harry Potter dvd 1 through 6 movies, including blue ray dvds and special edition ones. Those include wide screen editions, additional footage, interactive dvds and more.

You can find Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets dvd, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix dvd, all 6 of the Harry Potter movies now out on dvd.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie event at Harry Potter land

Harry Potter movie special event

Today in the mail I got my invitation to Universal Studios special annual passholders event they are holding Nov. 20th. It marks the release of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie.

Now to be clear, it’s for premier and preferred annual passholders only. On Nov. 20th you are invited from 8 PM to 10 PM to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Check-in begins at 6 PM.

Once inside, you will have exclusive access to all the Hogsmeade village shops, eateries and rides. Yes that includes the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, Flight of the Hippogriff and dragon challenge.
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