Back in October we finally got the opportunity to visit London and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Orlando. The experience we had was even better than we could have imagined. We got to get in the areas an hour earlier than the rest of the public because we stayed on Universal property. This allowed us to see a lot of things without having to fight through crowds.
The London facade was stunning. Now we’ve never been to London, England but we can only imagine that it looks identical. The setup was like being in a London park but with bright shining sun! It was great to have an opportunity to take pictures with the shrunken head that resides in the big purple bus. Interacting with the head was even better. He chatted with us about where we were from and it was really humorous.
After visiting London we made our way into Diagon Alley. It was amazing. There was so many details to everything it was almost overwhelming. We took our time trying to see everything but we still managed to miss things. On our first visit we didn’t visit Knockturn Alley well because we didn’t even see it! The food, the shops and even the dragon were just fantastic. It was truly like being in Harry Potter’s world.
On our second day at the park we finally found Knockturn Alley and it was not disappointing! The whole area was really dark so it was harder to take pictures but we tried our best. The details and theming was completely different than Diagon Alley but we still loved every second of it.
We also got to visit Gringotts Bank, Universal Studios Orlando’s new ride. It was awesome but we will save all of that for a later post! Overall the newly opened Diagon Alley was more than what we thought it would be. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you must make a visit. You will not be disappointed.