Though still quiet about their plans, Universal Orlando continues work on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s expansion, which will feature Diagon Alley.
The larger Harry Potter world is rumored to include a thrill ride within Gringotts, a working Hogwarts Express, new shops, and a new restaurant. It is sitting on the area of land that used to be occupied by Jaws.
Photos from the Wizarding World construction site show a huge structure forming, which is likely to be the building housing the Gringotts ride. A second crane was recently added to the work.
The London waterfront is one of the first areas completed and is themed to look like the Victoria embankment. See side by side comparisons we created for the proof. While we’re eagerly awaiting Universal’s official announcement and concept art, check out one fan’s prediction for the park illustrated in amazing detail.
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Just two months ago the plot of land had been nothing but organized dirt. Wizarding World’s Diagon Alley expansion is expected to open in 2014 or 2015. The aforementioned real Hogwarts Express will connect the existing Wizarding World at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with the new Diagon Alley land at Universal Studios. The parks are neighbors.