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New Universal Orlando trailer teases about upcoming Diagon Alley

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The Central Florida theme parks have a few new attractions opening later this year, but perhaps the most eagerly anticipated is Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure has been a runaway hit, and Diagon Alley is likely to score the same accolades from Potter fans and general theme park enthusiasts alike. One of the best things about the area is that it's rich enough in details to satisfy the pickiest Potter fans, yet its great rides and thematic atmosphere will win you over even if you've never a thing about the boy wizard or watched any of the movies.

Judging by the parts of Diagon Alley visible from within the park, it will have the same quality level as its predecessor. That means the crowds will be big once it opens later this year as fans stream to Universal Orlando Resort to be among the first to experience the Hogwarts Express and go on a wild ride through Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

If you'd like a quick teaser, click the video accompanying this article. More details are being released on January 23, followed by "A Celebration of Harry Potter," a multi-day event that runs from the 24th through the 26th. Jump to this article for more details about that event, which is included with your regular admission ticket. Your best bet is to buy a two-park ticket if you're coming to the event so you can hit all the talks and exhibitions.

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