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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Expansion Details with Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Express

Universal Studios Orlando and Warner Bros. Entertainment have just announced their plans to expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It will be called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, and will come with new rides, a restaurant, and shops based on the Harry Potter series. Read the full article for more details.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the expansion will extend beyond the Islands of Adventure park and will be built on the old Jaws site.

There has only been one piece of concept art released so far, but there is sure to be more to follow as the opening date gets closer.

In the picture you can quite clearly see The Knight Bus, Gringots Bank, and a train station. This reconstruction of platform 9 and 3/4 will house a fully functioning Hogwarts Express train ride, connecting the new expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter site in Islands of Adventure.

The expansion will also feature a rollercoaster style Gringots Bank ride, with a dragon placed on top as the centrepiece of the expansion.

"We are continuing the journey and adding an entirely new level of adventure," said Tom Williams, Chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts. "And we are brining the same drive, commitment, enthusiasm and innovation to this project as we did to the first."

"Our vision is to create two amazing theme park experiences that combine into one, complete, magical journey," said Alice Norsworthy, executive Vice President of marketing and sales for Universal Orlando Resort.

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