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Construction continues on the highly-anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando. Today windows on Grimmauld Place were visible.

Photos snapped by CaptMichael87 on Twitter today show the first actual windows appearing on the Diagon Alley entrance. Windows appear to be installed on the Grimmauld Place building:

Harry Potter Wizarding World - Diagon Alley windows 2

Harry Potter Wizarding World - Diagon Alley windows

Related: 7 secrets Wizarding World Diagon Alley secrets revealed by the concept art.

In addition, steel, curved arches are leaving room for where people will enter and exit:

Harry Potter Wizarding World - Diagon Alley steel arches

We’ve been enjoying sharing photos with you as Universal makes progress on the project being built in Islands of Adventure’s neighboring park Universal Studios.

Universal formally announced the Harry Potter Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley expansion earlier this year and shared beautiful concept art. Particular rides have not been announced, but it is presumed that the big attraction will be a Gringotts Bank thrill ride.

A real Hogwarts Express train will connect Diagon Alley with the existing Hogsmeade Village. As you travel between the two lands, rumors say that certain scenarios will play out through the windows in each train car.

Diagon Alley is expected to open in summer 2014. Universal is expected to roll out additional park announcements in the coming months. Stay tuned!

  • Emily Bryan

    It’s amazing how looking at a bunch of steel gets me so excited for Diagon Alley! XD

    • Milly Hernández

      Totally agree with you… I want the park to open now.. I’m crazy to see how the park is.., I am excited…

  • jashaw56

    I’m going to have to save my money so I can go back next summer!

  • Milly Hernández

    I am excited to see Harry Potter Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley

  • Ross

    Super excited for this! Most people don’t like that this is being built where the legendary Jaws ride was but I disagree, it’s time for a change. By the way, does anyone know what month in 2014 will this park open? My whole family are going to Florida next year and I would throw such a hissy if I missed this!

    • Daniel Crair

      Universal has not announced a date, other than summer 2014

    • Katie Henry-Courtney

      Apperentley universal have blocked the annual passes between June and August next year, they do this for crowd control, so I would guess it would be some time then, we have booked our holiday for October as we are coming from uk we cannot afford to get it wrong by assuming its going to open in June

      I am more excited then my kids lol

  • xoxoKellyLee

    Just came home from my very first trip to WWHP yesterday and when I saw this, I think I nearly had a heart attack!! I am so excited!

  • disqus_KSCajox2LQ

    I didn’t even know Grimmuld place was going to be part of the expansion, so I’m really excited for thiss!

  • Jill

    The year I plan on going. Fabulous.

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