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USH Harry Potter Construction Update July 2014

IMG_9068As theme park fans around the world have watched the opening of Diagon Alley in Orlando this month with huge interest and enthusiasm, eyes shift back to the construction well underway at Universal Studios Hollywood on its own Wizarding World of Harry Potter construction as we blast into the heat of summer!

Rising from behind existing park attractions, the skeletal frames of what will be Hogsmeade dominate the skyline of Universal’s Upper Lot. From Shrek all the way around to the entrance of the Studio Tour, the peaks of Hogsmeade are very visible (not to be mistaken with the new Simpsons/Springfield structures going up as well directly across from that attraction) and have people buzzing.

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Diagon Alley Experiences Revealed!

Universal Orlando Resort revealed the exciting details behind the unique entertainment experiences that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley.Imagine wandering up the cobbled street of Diagon Alley, turning into nearby Carkitt Market, and enjoying a live performance by one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations or seeing stories from The Tales of Beedle the Bard come to life right before your eyes.

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed the exciting details behind the unique entertainment and interactive experiences that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida.

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Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Never-Before-Released Details About The Magical Journey Guests Will Experience Aboard The Hogwarts Express

Today, Universal Orlando Resort revealed never-before-released details about the Hogwarts Express experience that will debut as part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – the all-new, magnificently themed land opening this summer.One of the most memorable and exciting experiences from the Harry Potter series will come to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.  Imagine:

·         Being transported from the Muggle world to the wizarding world as you pass through the brick wall at King’s Cross Station to arrive at Platform 9 ¾

·         Watching in amazement as the Hogwarts Express pulls into the station – its billowing steam and authentic whistle beckoning you to hop aboard

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Universal Orlando Unveils Diagon Alley Plans

-resources-digitalassets-King's Cross StationNever before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: you climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade and moments later arrive at King’s Cross Station – where the wonders of London and Diagon Alley unfold before you.  And it is all real.

With this summer’s opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment will bring even more of Harry Potter’s adventures to life inside a new, magnificently themed area that includes a revolutionary attraction experience, as well as all-new themed shops and dining.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Update November 2013

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

It’s been a while since Theme Park Adventure visited Universal Studios Hollywood for an update on things other than Halloween Horror Nights, which was a huge success this season. Again, kudos to John Murdy, Chris Williams and the entire cast/crew of HHN 2013 on a job very well done!

As many of you know, Universal Studios Hollywood is in a massive renovation phase, as the entire property is updated from the infrastructure up in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open in 2016. This is the biggest growth spurt that USH has ever undergone, and naturally, there is a lot to do between now and then. We thought it would be nice to take you on a quick tour of Universal Studios Hollywood and show you the very latest!

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