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See Harry Potter stars getting sneak peek of Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando

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What's the Weasley family up to these days? This past week, they were spotted at Universal Studios Florida getting a peek at the new Diagon Alley area, which is set to open soon. Click the slideshow accompanying this article for some scenes from their visit as they encounter goblins at Gringotts, hop aboard the Knight Bus, and enjoy tasty British cuisine at the Leaky Cauldron. They even sampled frosty Butterbeer flavored ice cream and visited the famous family trick shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

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On hand for the fun were James and Oliver Phelps, who pleased Fred and George Weasley, and Bonnie Wright, who portrayed their sister, Ginny. They were taken on a tour by Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, and Alan Gilmore, Art Director of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Harry Potter films.

The Diagon Alley opening is moving closer, with a media preview slated for June 17 to 20 and vacation packages starting on June 29. The area will feature a fire-breathing dragon on the Gringotts building, with an exciting ride inside, rides between Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure on the Hogwarts Express, and much more. For a video of the Weasley visit, jump to this article.

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