Universal Orlando is gearing up for the opening of Diagon Alley, the new addition to the theme park’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Today the park revealed a first look at the marquee attraction that will anchor that new area, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
The YouTube video shows the goblins who operate Gringott’s Wizarding Bank — the only financial institution in the wizarding universe, and a key element of the ride. The “multi-dimensional” thrill ride will take passengers through the perilous Gringotts vaults, and is said to feature an immersive walkthrough area inside the goblin-filled bank.
Diagon Alley is set to open later this summer. It will feature a number of shops familiar to Potter fans, including Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment and Quality Quidditch Supplies, as well as restaurants. The new Hogwarts Express will carry visitors between the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks.