A First Look at the Harry Potter Theme Park at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios has released a selection of images in anticipation of the new Harry Potter-themed area at its Florida park. Faithfully recreating iconic locations from Diagon Alley — a hidden wizard shopping area located in London — guests will be able to visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, The Leaky Cauldron and Gringotts Bank, among others. Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in the fictional universe, running into animatronic goblins and partaking in the thrill ride “Escape from Gringotts” — a four-minute experience that rockets them through the key moments of the film series. Diagon Alley and the ride will officially open to the public on July 8. Until then, check out the images from the park and the behind-the-scenes video below.