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Video shows progress of Universal Orlando Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion

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The Hogwarts Express will soon be running at Universal Studios Florida, when the Diagon Alley expansion opens in summer of 2014. Click the video accompanying this article for some insider details of the new project that were just released by the park.

Like its Hogsmeade counterpart at Islands of Adventure, the London part of the Harry Potter mythos will be richly detailed and tied closely to the movies. In contrast to the rural landscape next door, London will be a bustling urban center.

The Leaky Cauldron is springing up, too, as an all-new restaurant, much as you can dine at Three Broomsticks. It promises to be a pleasant respite from all the bustle of the London streets.

Although it's not mentioned in the video, the expansion will also feature a centerpiece ride based on Gringott's Wizarding Bank. Word has it that it will be a family ride, but its exact thrill level will be revealed in the future.

When the Harry Potter section opened in Islands of Adventure, lines literally stretched outside the park and through CityWalk as guests clamored to get inside. Will London bring the same excitement level to Universal Studios Florida? The answer will be revealed this summer.

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