Universal did it again, but better! Seriously, the newest Harry Potter addition to the parks is beyond belief! A fire breathing dragon, Hogwarts Express, & places to cast spells are just a few of the new additions for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Last week I got to experience this new part of the park, & I was not disappointed!
The Hogwarts Express takes you from one park to the other, with interactive experiences. Going through the London station, King’s Cross Station, to board the train is pretty cool, as well.
The scenery is to perfection when you compare it to the movies. I also love the new shops that have been added, including Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. Fair warning, only try the Chocolate Chili ice cream if you are a daring wizard.
One thing we missed on our first trip through was Knockturn Alley. If you aren’t careful, you can walk right by and miss this spooky area (that’s what we did. We didn’t realize because it is not as obvious an entrance as other areas in Diagon Alley). I must admit, it freaked me out a little. I was sure He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was going to pop out.
Yes, I got sucked into buying a wand. But, the new wands allow you the chance to cast spells at different locations, which are located on a map inside your wand box. The map itself would look great framed.
Overall, I think that the new Harry Potter section is amazing! I hope that Universal will continue to add to the Harry Potter world!